N8056 : Yellow Steeple

taken 3 years ago, near to Baile Atha Troim and Newtown Trim, Meath, Ireland

Yellow Steeple
Yellow Steeple
St Mary's Abbey, Trim

St. Mary's Abbey in Trim, County Meath, is a former Augustinian Abbey dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. The abbey was situated on the north bank of the River Boyne, opposite Trim Castle, on land given to St. Patrick who is often credited with founding the abbey. The abbey was a prominent pilgrimage site, famous for the healing power of its statue of the Virgin Mary, until its dissolution under Henry VIII during the Reformation. Little remains of the abbey except for the Yellow Steeple, the ruin of the abbey bell tower named for the yellow colour reflected by the stonework in the setting sun, and Talbot's Castle, an abbey building converted to a manor house. A National Monument of Ireland.

National Monuments of Ireland

A National Monument in the Republic of Ireland is a structure or site, the preservation of which has been deemed to be of national importance and therefore worthy of state protection. If the land adjoining the monument is essential to protect it, this land may also be protected.
A list of the monuments can be found at LinkExternal link

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N8056, 124 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 803 569 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.3857N 6:47.3256W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 802 568
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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