Havent a clue where that is(inishowen direction?) but looks like a cool place.
Is it down carrickfinn direction?
Not Carrickfinn but it is in the Rosses
Great picture. I believe I know where it is but was never at it. Will let it run.
Your name give it away?
St Crone's church, Termon, Maghery? Location here. Great photo btw!
Thanks, yeah thats it spot on, thought the name would be a giveaway alright
Where is it please? Want to visit..... Thank you! I "collect " old Churches and that one is new to me..
Any history on it also please?
Quick question on thread etiquette. Do I have to indentify the previous photo before posting one of my own, or can I post a photo anytime?
Well at the start it was if you identified the location you chose the next one, but fire away cos its fairly quiet recently so any photos are welcome
Graces7, I have a link to the location on my post. [osi maps]. In terms of history... Built by Saint Crone in the 7th century. Apparently she was a cousin of columbcille.
Here's what I found after a google search... http://burtonport.net/Page3.html
"Termon is a small townland about five miles from the town of Dungloe in the county of Donegal and holds within itself a lot of undiscovered history that may never in its entirety be revealed.The first definite evidence of any human occupation is during the seventh century when a woman by the name of "Crone" brought christianity to the area and built a church there,the ruins of which are still there to-day. She had her own remote off-shore island where she went to pray for long periods of time.She established a religous community and it prospered over the centuries.She later became known as "St Crone" for all her christian works and teachings.Photo above left the ruins of the old church.There are headstones there dating back to the beginning of the eighteenth century. There are other headstones that are scarcely visible with the inscriptions completely obliterated by the elements over the centuries."
There are several references to Saint Crone in the Dungloe area
eg Templecrone - the Parish of Dungloe
Perhaps Termonator has the scoop?
Thank you; that is as lovely as that beautiful photo.
So from Dungloe? Next time I get a chance for a day away....The Celts made many saints with just the same reasoning as this.
A few more
Pretty much as per Josey's post. Built in the sixth century by St. Crone. It was taken over by the Church of Ireland at some stage also. Burials continued here inside the walls until the 60's or 70's. There is a trail to the site which takes in three holy wells which is known as the Turas.
From Dungloe take the Maghery road and onto Termon and just stop and ask for directions how to access it. You will also pass the Famine walls which are an interesting site up to 12 ft high.
Beautiful pictures. They really capture the church ruins at their best, its hard to get a decent photo of them.