Na Seacht dTeampaill - The Seven Churches

Medieval Church Site on Inis Mór, Aran Islands - Suíomh Eaglasta Meánaoiseach ar Inis Mór, Árainn
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ENGLISH INFORMATION I
Despite its popular name there are really only two churches amongst 'The Seven Churches'; the other buildings were probably accommodation for pilgrims and outbuildings. Árainn's importance as a pilgrimage destination is indicated by the fact that in 1607 Pope Paul V granted ...

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ENGLISH INFORMATION II
Through the arch immediately to the west of Teampall Bhreacáin lie two leabaí, said to be the graves of saints. The larger of the two is Leaba Bhreacáin ('The Bed of Breacáin') which contains a fragment of a cross inscribed slab, bearing the saint's name. The other is Leaba...

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Deutsche Information II
Durch den Bogen hindurch sieht man unmittelbar westlich von Teampall Bhreacáin zwei Leabaí, angeblich Gräber von Heiligen. Das größere von
den beiden ist Leaba Bhreacáin, das ein Fragment einer Steinplatte mit Kreuzgravur und dem Namen des Heiligen enthält. Das andere ist ...

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Deutsche Information I
Trotz seines bekannten Namens gibt es tatsächlich
nur zwei Kirchen unter den „sieben Kirchen“. Die
anderen Gebäude dienten vermutlich als Pilger -
unterkünfte und Neben - gebäude. Árainns Bedeutung als Pilgerstätte zeigt sich darin, dass Papst Paul V. im Jahr 1607 allen, di...

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INFORMATION FRANCAIS II
En passant sous l'arche à l'ouest de Teampall Bhreacáin, on atteint deux leabaí, que l'on suppose être des tombes de saints. Le plus grand des deux est Leaba Bhreacáin, et on y trouve un morceau de dalle gravée d'une croix et du nom du saint. L'autre tombe est Leaba an Spi...

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INFORMATION FRANCAIS I
Malgré son nom très connu, il n'y a réalité que deux églises sur le site des « sept églises ». Les autres
bâtiments étaient sans doute des abris pour les
pèlerins et des dépendances. En 1607, le
pape Paul V accorda une indulgence plénière à tous
ceux qui visitaient les égli...

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EOLAS GAEILGE II
Siar ón séipéal, faoin áirse, tá dhá 'leaba' go bhfuil sé ráite futhu gur uaigh naoimh iad. Tugtar Leaba Bhreacáin ar an gceann ba mhó, agus in aice leis tá leac cloiche le cros agus ainm an naoimh greanta air. Leaba an Spiorad Naomh atá ar an gceann eile. I cúinne amháin tá an c...

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EOLAS GAEILGE I
In ainneoin and ainm coitianta, níl ach dhá shéipéal i measc 'Na Seacht dTeampall'; is dócha gur tithe stór agus lóistíní le haghaidh oilithrí a bhí sna foirgnimh eile. Bhí oiread cáil ar Árainn mar áit naofa sna meanaoiseanna gur bhronn an Pápa Pól V (1552 – 1621) logha iomlán ar...

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ENGLISH INFORMATION II
Through the arch immediately to the west of Teampall Bhreacáin lie two leabaí, said to be the graves of saints. The larger of the two is Leaba Bhreacáin ('The Bed of Breacáin') which contains a fragment of a cross inscribed slab, bearing the saint's name. The other is Leaba...

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Testimonials

5 months ago
A bit eerie on the day I visited as I was the only person there - or what felt like the whole island. It was raining hard and relatively early. Very well kept considering its location - little restoration work but I’m sure a lot of work is done to keep it at its current state and the grasses at bay. Wonderful slice of many periods of history, well explained once you’re there. My favorite part was the Seven Romans, in the back right. Incredible how long ago people had travelled to the islands - makes me appreciate how difficult getting here must have been!
- M B
7 months ago
Took a while to proper find them. Pro-tio. They are between the two paths. If you descend and find two donkeys turn right along the not quite paved path until a wider area appears, then up you go and it will be on the left. Or I'd you descend from the not cliff path it is on your right. It's a small island you'll find it! There are two churches + a few monastic ruins + a pretty little cemetery with some newer additions. It makes for a charming blend and shows that despite the rather ruinous appearance of the stone building, the area is still linked with the present time. I really like cemeteries and found this one to be lovely.
- Maria I
4 months ago
Nice cemetery...look out for the Romans tombstones on the far end of the cemetery
- Thea-Iren D

Visitor Safety - Eolas Slándála

This site is occasionally waterlogged in winter and the uneven ground can be slippery when wet. Access to some parts of the site involves crossing over stone walls using stone steps and stiles, and care is needed. Be aware that this site is an active graveyard and please respect the graves.

Ó am go h-am i rith an gheimhidh bíonn an láithair seo leathbháite, agus bíonn an talamh mí-chothram sleamhain nuair atá sé fluich. Beidh ort claí a thrasnú le roinnt den láithir a fheiceáil, ag úsaid céimeanna.  

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