Clew Bay Archaeological Trail sites 6, 7, 8
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Murrisk Abbey · site 6
Muraisc - Sea Marsh
Murrisk Abbey was founded circa 1456 by the Augustinian Friars because "the inhabitants of those parts have not hitherto been instructed in their faith." It quickly became the preferred starting point for pilgrimages up Croagh Patrick. Before then, pilgrims approached the mountain from AnT?char Ph?draig, which starts in Aughagower.
The ruins consist of an L-shaped building representing the long and narrow church, the sacristy and the chapter room with overhead dormitory. There is a beautiful east window with carved human heads on the wall outside. The south wall is crowned with unusual battlements and a number of trefoil and ogee-headed windows. There was a belfry tower at the west end of the church, inserted after the church was completed. However, the church outlived its new addition; all that survives of this tower now is a ribbed vault.
Deirtear gur bhunaigh na Manaigh Agaist?neacha Mainistir Mhuraisce in 1456 mar gheall nach raibh teagasc faighte ag na daoine a ch?naigh sa cheantar sin ar an gcreideamh. Ba ghearr go mba ? an pointe tosaigh ? d'oilithreachtai suas Cruach Ph?draig. Roimbh sin, thugadh oilithrigh faoin sliabh ? Th?char Ph?draig, ag tos? in Ath an Ghabhair.
Is foirgneamh i gcruth L at? san fhoirgneamh a l?irionn s?ip?al fada c?ng, an sacraisti agus an seomra caibidle le suanlios os a chionn. T? fuinneog ?lainn ar an taobh thoir agus t? cinn daoine snoite ar an mballa lasmuigh. T? t?ibhle ar an mballa ? dheas agus fuinneoga tr?dhuilleacha agus ceannchioma. Bh?odh cloigtheach ag ceann thiar an ts?ip?il, a cuireadh isteach tar ?is an s?ip?al f?in a bheith criochnaithe. Mar sin f?in, is faide a mhair an s?ip?al n? an p?osa nua a cuireadh leis; n? mhaireann den t?r anois ach boghta iomaireach.
National Famine Monument
· site 7
The National Famine Monument was unveiled in July 1997 by President Mary Robinson. Created by John Behan, the monument is cast in bronze and depicts what were known as the coffin ships. The sails on this ship are fashioned like skeletons, representing the misery of the trip to the New World for millions.
In 2001, a sister monument was unveiled outside the United Nations building in New York. However, the New York ship also has two gangplanks with survivors emerging onto land after their trip across the Atlantic Ocean.
S?adchomhartha N?isi?nta an Ghorta
Nocht an tUachtar?n M?ire Mhic R?ib?n S?adchomhartha N?isi?nta an Ghorta i m? l?il 1997. Ba ? John Behan a dhear ? agus teilgeadh an s?adchomhartha i gcr?-umha agus l?irionn s? a raibh ar eolas faoi na longa b?is. T? seolta an loing m?nlaithe mar chreatlaigh, rud a l?irionn an ainnise a bhain leis an aistear chuig an Domhan Nua do na milli?in duine.
In 2001, nochtadh comh-sh?adchomhartha lasmuigh d'fhoirgneamh na N?isi?n Aontaithe i Nua Eabhrac. T? dh? stangairt ar long Nua Eabhrac, ?fach, a l?irionn na daoine a mhair trid an an? ag teacht i dt?r tar ?is an aistir trasna na Farraige M?ire.
Statue of St Patrick
· site 8
The Statue of St Patrick at the start of the traditional pilgrim route up Croagh Patrick was erected in 1928 by Father Patrick Patterson.
While the statue is not one of the traditional stations along the pilgrim route, it is used by most people as a starting and finishing point for the journey up the mountain.
Dealbh de Naomh P?draig
T? an Dealbh de Naomh P?draig ag t an bhealaigh oilithreachta traidisi?nta suas Cruach Ph?draig agus is ? an tAthair Patrick Patterson a th?g i sa bhliain 1928.
C? nach ceann de na st?isi?in thraidisi?nta ? an dealbh ar an mbealach oilithreachta, baineann formh?r na ndaoine ?id aisti mar an pointe tosaigh agus an pointe deiridh den aistear suas an sliabh.