Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lost Irish Cathedral Identified

There is a good case that some newly discovered ruins are the remains of one of the larger Catholic cathedrals in Irish history, probably pre-Norman (i.e. pre-1066 CE). The earliest historically attested Christian presence in Ireland is from 430 CE, so it was probably built after then.

The building's stone foundations were subsequently looted, and its identity was lost to local recollection. But, the technology involved in building it suggests that it was almost certainly from the historic era, so, given its size, it is probably mentioned somewhere in a written recollection.

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