Na Seacht dTeampaill (The Seven Churches), Aran Islands
Aran Islands, Aran Islands
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Just a short walk from the island's main road is one of the most famous historical sites on Inishmore. The Seven Churches ... More
Na Seacht dTeampaill (The Seven Churches)
Just a short walk from the island's main road is one of the most famous historical sites on Inishmore. The Seven Churches date back to the 8th century. Only two of these churches remain intact; the rest lie in ruins. The oldest church was dedicated to Saint Brecan, who is buried nearby. An ancient ornate cross stands on the rocks above his grave. This is a beautiful place to visit for those interested in local history or who are just looking for a quiet place to meditate.
Reviews for Na Seacht dTeampaill (The Seven Churches): 2
Galway's best .. very spiritual.
By A Yahoo Contributor, 7/17/07
Not much to dislike about Galway. Great friendly people, great scenery and wonderful food. Guinness is not bad either. Will be returning to this great place. Rent a car drive around and enjoy the fine views. Fly into Galway, it is more expensive but is worth it.
Encourage the people to speak to you in their own Irish language. Greet them in Irish and they will love you.
The whole of Aran Islands is worth seeing. Rent a bike and see the whole area from the 7 churches, so old stone forts and dry stone walls as far as the eye can see. Really magical. Pack a lunch and go! you wont regret it!
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