Site: Connor

Name:Connor CISP No:CONOR
Place:Connor Grid Ref:D 1500 9600 (IR)   Map
Parish:Connor Stones:1
County:Antrim (Aontroim) , Ireland Saint(s):none
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

Hamlin/2001, 53--54: `Macalister strangely listed this stone as `Locality Unknown ... believed to have come from somewhere in Co. Armagh', yet sources which would have been available to him allow it to be located with some confidence to the iomportant and well-documented ecclesiastical site of Connor .. There is much evidence, from written sources and archaeological material, that Connor was a sizeable, complex settlement in the Early Christian period, probably with monastic and secular elements coexisting. There was no monastic establishment at Connor in the Middle Ages, though there was an Augustinian community at Kells nearby. It is attractive to suggest that the inscribed stone is derived from an Early Christian period monastic context at Connor, but this cannot be absolutely certain'.