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Glaspatrick

Site/Artefact
Glaspatrick

Type
Early Church Site

Site Number
Mayo 087 044

National Grid Reference
090570 East
280200 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Ireland, Discovery Series, 30

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Glaspatrick Church (Photo: Christian Corlett)

Description
An early ecclesiastical enclosure containing a church, a holy well (toberglas) and a burial ground. Local tradition speaks of St Patrick's charioteer, Totmaol, being buried here. Glaspatrick (glaise Phádraig) meaning St Patrick's streamlet runs from the summit of Croagh Patrick to the sea (Morahan, 2001). Much reduced in height the north and south walls of the church are still extant and although there are no architectural fragments to support dating, the use of large stones in the construction of this small church suggests the early medieval period (Corlett, 2000). In the townland of Glaspatrick there are three forts and two burnt mounds.

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership

Clew Bay Heritage Trail

References

Check out the following sections of the website for related information:

Mayo Sites and Artefacts

1. Mayo Abbey
2. Balla
3. Ballintubber Abbey
4. Tóchar Phadraig
5. Aghagower
6. Lankhill
7. Boheh
8. Croagh Patrick Summit
9. Carrownalurgan
10. Ardoley
11. Kiladangan
12. Glaspatrick
13. Shrawee
14. Clare Island - Strake
15. Clare Island - Lecarrow
16. Caher Island
17. Durless

18. Carrowmore
19. Knappaghmanagh
20. Cushalogurt
21. Carrowkeel Ecclesiastical Remains
22. Thornhill
23. Carrowkeel Murrisk
24. Carrowkeel Cahernaran
25. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-1
26. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-2
27. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-3
28. Carrowmacloughlin/ Glencally/ Teevenacroaghy
29. Carrowmacloughlin Sweathouses
30. Glaspatrick Holy Well

31. Glaspatrick Rath-1
32. Glaspatrick Early Ecclesiastical Remains
33. Glaspatrick Ringfort
34. Glaspatrick Rath-2
35. Glaspatrick Ecclesiatical Remains
36. Glaspatrick Altar
38. Glaspatrick Graveyard
39. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-1
40. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-2
41. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-3
42. Teevenacroaghy

 

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