Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

Riasc Monastic Settlement


Republic of Ireland

The remains of the ancient Riasc Monastic Settlement are found about 2km east of Ballyferriter in County Kerry. They are thought to date from the 6th century and include a series of clochans, or beehive-shaped monastic huts. Visitors can also view the remains of a square oratory and 10 inscribed slabs, including the impressive Riasc Stone, which features spiral designs and carved initials.

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