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Ross Hill Abbey
(Teampall Brendain – Brendan’s Church)


In the local cemetery stand the ruins of Teampall Brendain. The ruin is sited within an ancient oval enclosure known as a Caiseal or Cashel. The Western end of the ruin is of early Christian origin and in the trabeted doorway can clearly be seen the inclined jambs distinctive of that era. This edifice replace a wooden and less durable structure which was the Navigator’s original monastic settlement on the site. Within thirty yards from the western doorway is an interesting curiosity locally known as the Ogham Stone. The site, in the Ross Hill estate, was once the property of the unpopular Earl of Leitrim.