St Cronans Abbey

St Cronan's Monastery

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Name St Cronan's Monastery County Tipperary Nearest Town Thurles Access Road N7 About Saint Cronan's monastic site is the second of two monastic sites set up in Roscrea by Saint Cronan in the 5th century.

The site, which is in a shameful state of ruin, has the remains of Saint Cronan's Church and a 12th century high cross.

This, the west gable of the 12th century church of St Cronan, though nowmuch weathered, is one of the more notable Irish Romanesque doorways and has served for a number of modern doorways in this style.

The figure carving represents St Cronan.

The remainder of the ancient building was taken down in 1812 and the stones used in the construction of the adjoining church.