Kilmacduagh round tower Monastic site
This is a ruined abbey founded by Saint Colman in the 7th Century and sometimes referred to as The Seven Churches.
The round tower is very intact and very impressive.
The monastery was founded by Saint Colman who had previously meditated for 7 years in the hermit’s cave at Eagle’s rock.
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre is situated almost on a line between the Kilmacduagh settlement and the hermit’s cave.
The yoga centre is situated at the foot of the Burren hills which can be seen in the distance (4 Km) in the back of this photo.
The story is that Saint Colman was riding on his horse, and his girdle fell to the ground. He took that as a sign, and built the monastery on that spot.
Although known locally as the Seven Churches, not all the 7 buildings were actually churches and they also included the Abbot’s house and a small temple of Saint Colmen as well as the round tower.
This was always know as a very spiritual place, and was later used as a graveyard as a sacred place to bury one’s loved ones who had passed away.
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