Saints and Stones: Cloyne

The medieval 16th Century Protestant cathedral still stands at St. Cloyne where St. Colman of Cloyne, also known as St. Colman MacLenin, (born 522 A.D.), a poet-historian, was urged by St. Ita and St. Brendan to found a monastery in 580 A.D.

There are seven recorded devastations of Cloyne from 822 A.D. to 1137. In 1152 at the Synod of Kells, Cloyne was made one of Cashel's twelve suffragan sees.

About Cloyne

Irish Antiquities: Cloyne Round Tower
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: Diocese of Cloyne
Wikipedia: Colman of Cloyne
Wikipedia: Brendan
Wikipedia: Ita of Killeedy

Journey to Cloyne

Cloyne is in the western part of County Cork, Ireland, west of Cork off of the N25 at the intersection of the R629 and R631.

Map Reference: W9167

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Cloyne may be found at the website. General tourist information for the area may be found on the Visit County Cork website.

Additional Photos of Cloyne

Reader Board at Entrance to Cloyne Cathedral
Entrance to Cloyne Cathedral
Cloyne Cathedral and Round Tower
Round Tower Across from Cloyne Cathedral
Back of Cloyne Cathedral
Celtic Cross in Graveyard at Cloyne Cathedral

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