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The ruins of the monastery, founded in the 7C by S. Colman, son of Duagh, straddle the road. The monastery suffered a series of Viking raids during the 9C and the 10C. After the Reformation it became the property of the Second Earl of Clanrickard. Glebe House, built in the 13C, is a two-storey building, and was most probably used as the abbot's abode. To the south, the small 12C Church of St. John the Baptist has rounded and pointed windows and a later chancel. The cathedral stands near the round tower which, although leaning, is nonetheless well preserved. The cathedral is striking, with its different architectural styles. Its main façade dates from the 11C or the 12C, the nave from 1200. The south doorway, crowned with the head of a bishop, the transept, the western window and the chancel were probably built in the 15C. The folk art Crucifixions were moved, after 1765, from the south to the north transept. St. Mary's Church, on the other side of the road, dates back to around 1200. The chancel arch and the eastern windows of O'Heyne Church (northwest) bear some early-13C carving.

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