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Clonfert Cathedral is the historical see of the Bishop of Clonfert. The cathedral is located in the village of Clonfert, County Galway . This is a list of the bishops of Clonfert. ... The Diocese of Clonfert is a small diocese in Ireland, mainly situated in the eastern part of County Galway. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Galway Code: G (GY proposed) Area: 6,148 km² Population (2002) 209,077 Website: www. ...


History

The original monastery was founded here by Saint Brendan in 563 and it is here that the great navigating saint is buried. St. ...


The earliest part of the church dates back to around 1180. Its doorway is the crowning achievement of Hiberno-Romanesque style. It is in six orders, and has an amazing variety of motifs, animal heads, foliage, human heads etc. Above the doorway is a pointed hood enclosing triangles alternating with bizarre human heads, and below this is an arcade enclosing more human heads. The early 13th century east windows in the chancel can be numbered among the best late Romanesque windows. The chancel arch was inserted in the 15th century, and is decorated with angels, a rosette and a mermaid carrying a mirror. The supporting arches of the tower at the west end of the church are also decorated with 15th century heads, and the innermost order of the Romanesque doorway was also inserted at this time. The sacristy is also 15th century. The church had a Romanesque south transept, which is now in ruins, and a Gothic north transept, which has been removed. In the Roman Catholic church one mile to the south is a 14th century wooden statue of the Madonna and Child, and on the roadside near this church is a 16th century tower-house. Romanesque St. ... In art, a motif is a repeated idea, pattern, image, or theme. ... This article is about the leaf, a plant organ. ... The Cleveland Arcade in downtown Cleveland (late 1960s) An arcade is a passage or walkway covered over by a succession of arches or vaults supported by columns, or else it is a covered passage fronted by a series of arches. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... This article is about an architectural feature; for the astronomical term see apsis. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... The statue of The Little Mermaid, a monument to Hans Christian Andersen, in Copenhagen harbour. ... A sacristy is a room for keeping vestments (such as the cassock and chasuble) and other church furnishings, sacred vessels and church treasures. ... Full descriptions of the elements of a Gothic floorplan are found at the entry Cathedral diagram. ... See also Gothic art. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... In Jörg Breu the Youngers painting, the Madonna and Child fix the spectator with a gaze that invites the pious to contemplation and prayer The Madonna and Child is one of the central icons of Christianity. ...


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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Clonfert (1014 words)
Clonfert being on the highway of the Shannon suffered greatly from the ravages of the
Clonfert, according to a scale fixed in 1392, paid to the papal treasury on his appointment three hundred florins in gold, the Archbishop of Tuam being taxed only at two hundred florins.
Clonfert, on account of its central position on the highway of the lordly river, to be endowed with the abbey lands.
Saint Brendan's Cathedral, Clonfert, County Galway (1533 words)
The cathedral was literally the abode of the rat, the bat, and the beetle.
The atmosphere of the cathedral resembled that of a charnel house...
The exceptional significance of the cathedral building which retains architectural elements of the highest quality from the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries particularly the west doorway and the east window, in addition to important interventions from the fifteenth to the late nineteenth centuries.
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