Saints and Stones: Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn (Four Comely Saints)
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Approaching the 15th Century Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn Church, one is immediarely drawn to the four graves at the gable end. Here lie, it is said, the Four Comely Saints: St. Fursey,a missionary in Britain and Europe in the 7th Century, St. Brendan of Birr (a close friend of St. Columcille), St. Conal, and St. Bearchan. Not much is known of the latter two saints mentioned.

Near the church is Tobar an Ceathrar Alainn, a small encircled holy well surrounded by a stone wall, made famous by the Irish author, John Millington Synge in his work, The Well of the Saints.

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Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn (the Church of the Four Comely Saints) is located off the upper road near the village of Corruch in the central part of the Aran Island of Inishmore, County Galway, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (L8510)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the Aran Islands Tourism website.

Additional Photos of Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn (Four Comely Saints)

Road Sign for Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn
Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn
Sign at Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn
Entrance to Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn
Graves of Four Comely Saints, Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn
Tobar an Ceathrar Alainn (Holy Well of the Four Beauties), Teampall an Ceathrar Alainn

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