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Western View, Interior, Holycross Abbey

Western View, Interior, Holycross Abbey

Photographer: Hemphill, William Despard

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: 1782.c.16

Item number: 17

Length: 24.7

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

William Hemphill explains the founding of the Abbey, " 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."

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