A mini SERIES of Howth Abbey or much more the skeleton of it. Fascinating how it holds together. In the other images you see how close living & death is an every day sight. Houses next to the graveyards, the Pub is also next door, no problem :-)
Found this on a website: [...] The first church built in Howth was on the site of Howth Abbey, in Howth village. It was founded by Sightrygg, King of Dublin around 1042. Around 1235, the old church was amalgamated with the church on Ireland's Eye and a new church was built - founded by Luke, Archbishop of Dublin on land granted by Sir Almeric St. Lawrence. Little remains of either of these churches and most of the present abbey dates back to the late 14th century or early 15th century. The church was a collegiate church - served by a collegium of three or more priests. A private house to the south-east of the church was the priests' house. Parishioners worshipped in the abbey until about 1630. [...]
This must be an interesting place - full of history and I like how you show the contrast between living and death here. This church is still impressive - even as a ruin. One can feel the breeze of history in all photos.
Thank you for the informative note and the map view! However, I couldn't find the church there ...
Greetings from grey, wet and cool Westphalia!
BabaCam (2020/01/19 08:51:57): Yes an interesting place for sure. I have added the exact location.