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St. Cronan's Church
St. Cronans Church, Tuamgraney, County Clare
St. Cronans Chruch in Tuamgraney, founded in the 10th century by St. Cronan is believed to be one of the oldest churches in use in Ireland today and is one of Irelands most historical buildings. It has close links to Brian Boru, the Greatest High King of Ireland, was believed to have regularly visited the Church since his childhood. Apparently he is also believed to have repaired the building over 1000 years ago during the time his brother Marcan was Abbot of Tuamgraney.
Tuamgraney Church is claimed to be the oldest church still in use in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Brian Boru (Bryan Boru) entered through its doorway 1000 years ago, this doorway is still intact today. In the early 6th century a monastery was founded here by St, Cronan who was abbot of Clonmacnoise, the church was renowned as a centre of learning. The monastery was pillaged by Vikings in 886 A.D. and 949 A.D though it still continued to thrive.
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