Historic sites

27th August 2012
We awoke to a lovely sunny morning, so took our Maltese visitors to North Mayo ,on our journey home, we visited a number of historic sites, starting with Rathfran Abbey built in 1274, we then visited St Patricks Cathederal, Kilalla. The cathederal is one of the smallest in Ireland and is still in use by the Church of Ireland. It stands on the site of the first church built by St Patrick in 442AD . the present Cathederal was built in 1670AD, I imagined that Rathfran Abbey , if it were still in use would look and feel very similar to the cathederal on the inside. Kilalla was a very important ecclesiastical site in Ireland, further evidenced by the Round Tower that can be seen from one of the windows in the Cathederal.

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