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Killeshin Romanesque DoorwayCarlow - Ireland South
Killeshin derives its name from one of the abbots of its famous monastery Uisin, Gleann Uisin meaning the Glen of Uisin. Killeshin is situated 5km west of Carlow town and overlooks the picturesque Barrow Valley. Killeshin Church at the foot of the Killeshin Hills is the site of an early Christian monastery. The Church, a preserved ruin, is on the site of an old monastery founded by Saint Comghan towards the end of the 5th century. The presentchurch features a very fine romanesque doorway which is now a national monument. The well preserved doorway features stone carvings of heads with intertwining hair, foliage and animal motifs. A very rare example of Irish Romanesque architecture.
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Address: Killeshin, Co Carlow, Republic Of Ireland