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Glendalough in County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
 

An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral

 
 
An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
1. An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral Marker
Inscription.  

An Ardeaglais

Is í seo an eaglais is mó i nGleann dá Loch agus tá sí ar cheann de na heaglaisí is mó ó luathré na Críostaíochta in Eirinn. Is faoi choimirce Pheadair agus Phóil a bhí sí i dtosach, ach éiríodh as a húsáid mar ardeaglais 1214. Is í an longlann an chuid is sine den eaglais; tabhair faoi deara na hantae le hadhmad an dín a iompar agus an doras barrchothrománach lena áirse chúnta. D'fhéadfadh na clocha móra dronuilleogacha in íochtar na mballaí dul síar to dti an 10ú haois agus na clocha uachtair go dtí an 11ú haois. Sa 12ú haois a cuireadh an saingeal, lena áirse bhrea ornáideach (fiu má tá droch-chaoi uirthi), leis an eaglais, maraon leis an sacraistí, agus a cuireadh doras nua sa bhalla thuaidh. Sa saingeal tá leac amháin ó na meánaoiseanna agus roinnt ó luathré na Críostaíochta, ceann le scríbhinn dhúbailte ag iarraidh paidreacha do Dhiarmaid agus do Mhac Cois. In aice láithreach tá Crois Chaoimhín, i gearrtha as cloch mhór amháin, níl fhios cén dáta lena mbaineann sí.

The Cathedral

This is the largest church in Glendalough, and one of the largest known Early Christian churches

An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
2. An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral and Marker
West doorway and relieving arch visible to left of marker
in Ireland. The church was originally dedicated to SS Peter and Paul, but ceased to be a cathedral in 1214. The earliest part of the church is the nave, with its projecting antae to support roof-trusses, and its flat-headed west doorway with relieving arch. The large rectangular stones of the bottom courses may be 10th century in date, and the upper stones 11th century. In the 12th century the chancel with its finely decorated, though ruined chancel-arch, was added, together with the sacristy, and a new doorway was inserted in the north wall. In the chancel are a mediaeval and some Early Christian gravestones, one with a double inscription asking for a prayer for Diarmuit and for Maccois. Nearby is the large monolithic St. Kevin's Cross of uncertain date.
 
Erected by Bord Failte Éireann. (Marker Number 841.871.)
 
Location. 53° 0.633′ N, 6° 19.631′ W. Marker is in Glendalough, Leinster, in County Wicklow. Touch for map. Marker and Cathedral are on the Glendalough Monastery grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Glendalough, Leinster A98 HC80, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 'Teach na Sagart' / The 'Priest's House' (within shouting distance of this marker); Revd Edward Rowan (within shouting distance of this marker); An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower
An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
3. An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral
East and north walls
(within shouting distance of this marker); An Geata / The Gateway (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Kevin's Way (about 90 meters away); Mianach Hero agus Urláir Chóireála / Hero Mine and Dressing Floors (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); Dwyer's Brook (approx. 20.6 kilometers away); The German Military Cemetery, Glencree (approx. 21.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendalough.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glendalough Visitor Centre at Heritage Ireland. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Glendalough Monastic City. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Glendalough, Ireland: Exploring the Wicklow Mountains (Rick Steves on YouTube). (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Glendalough at Monastic Ireland. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
4. An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral
Interior, looking west
An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
5. An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral
Interior, looking east
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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