Saints and Stones: St. Sourney's Hermitage (Teampall Asurnai)
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This small church is the only structure on Aran attributed to a female patron, St. Sourney, who is believed to have come from somewhere near Galway Bay to Aran. Little else is known about her.

Nearby, under a cliff face, is St. Sourney's well.

About St. Sourney's Hermitage (Teampall Asurnai)

Oileain Arann: Churches (Teampall Asurnaí)
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: The Monastic School of Aran

Journey to St. Sourney's Hermitage (Teampall Asurnai)

St. Sourney's Hermitage is located near the village of Eochaill in the area known as Mainstir off either the coast road or the upper road in the central part of the Aran Island of Inishmore, County Galway, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (L873108 approx.)

Visitors Information

Visitors and general tourist information may be found at the Aran Islands Tourism website.

Additional Photos of St. Sourney's Hermitage (Teampall Asurnai)

St. Sourney's Hermitage
Interior of St. Sourney's Hermitage
Well Near St. Sourney's Hermitage

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