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.
Irish Antiquities: Cloyne Round Tower
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.
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: Diocese of Cloyne
Wikipedia: Colman of Cloyne
Wikipedia: Ita of Killeedy
Ordnance Survey Map (W9167)
Visitors information for Cloyne may be found at the geograph.ie 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