Site: Castleconnell, Cloon Island

Name:Castleconnell, Cloon Island (Caisleán uí Chonaill) [Also: Castleconnell] CISP No:CLOON
Place:Cloon Island Grid Ref:R 6600 6200 (IR)   Map
Parish:Clanwilliam Stones:1
County:Limerick (Luimneach) , Ireland Saint(s):none
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

Macalister/1949, 98: `a small, plain ruined church on this island'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 187--188: `Cloon island is a former island in the channels of the river Shannon, 7 km downstream of Killaloe. The site now covers approximately nine acres but the water is considerably lower than previously, due to a hydro-eclectric sheme extraction. The ruined church may date from the twelfth century. ... In addition to the inscribed stone, evidence of an early medieval foundation is provided by an uninscribed cross-slab (H. 65 cm, W. 80 cm) incised with a Latin cross with expanded terminals, enclosed in a rectangular frame. ... Between the church and the house there is a cross-base, with a T-shaped slot, of unknown date'.