Saints and Stones: Lismore (Lios Mor)
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The School of Lismore, the most celebrated center of learning in the south of Ireland, was founded in the year 635 A.D. by St. Carthage (also known as Carthach the Younger and also as Mochuda). He had spent nearly 40 years of his monastic life in the monastery of Rahan in Meath.

After founding Lismore, St. Carthage lived only two more years, dying in 637 A.D. The "Rule of St. Carthach" is the most notable literary monument which the founder left behind him.

In the 10th Cenrtury, Lismore suffered a decline after numerous Norse raids. In the 11th Cenrury, the raids declined and more settled times returned and the monastery managed to retain its influence until the arrival of the Normans in 1172.

About Lismore

Wikipedia: Lismore Cathedral, Ireland
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: School of Lismore
Wikipedia: Mo Chutu of Lismore (St. Carthage)

Journey to Lismore

Lismore is in the south of Ireland at the intersection of highways N72, R666, and R668 in County Waterford, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (X048987)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the County Waterford Tourism website.

Additional Photos of Lismore

Sign at St. Carthage Cathedral in Lismore
St. Carthage Cathedral in Lismore
Entrance to St. Carthage Cathedral in Lismore
Interior of St. Carthage Cathedralb in Lismore
Ancient Arifacts in St. Carthage Cathedral in Lismore
Graveyard Outside St. Carthage Cathedral in Lismore

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