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General View, East From The River, Holycross Abbey

General View, East From The River, Holycross Abbey

Photographer: Hemphill, William Despard

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: 1782.c.16

Item number: 13

Length: 24.7

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"This view shows the general appearance of the Abbey, with the Eastern Window of the chancel, and three of the small chapels. Holycross...is situated on the western bank of the River Suir, about two miles from Thurles, and nineteen from Clonmel, in the County of Tipperary. This Abbey was formerly a Cistercian Monastery, founded in the year 1182 by Donald More O'Brien, King of Limerick, sur-named Donald the Great, who died in the year 1194...The monastery was originally built in honour of a supposed piece of the true cross (hence its name), presented by Pope Pascal II to Murtogh, monarch of Ireland."

Text fromWilliam Hemphill's 'Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel'.

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