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THE SCULPTURED WEST FRONT OF ARDMORE CATHEDRAL, AND AN ALTAR ON HOLY ISLAND

THE SCULPTURED WEST FRONT OF ARDMORE CATHEDRAL, AND AN ALTAR ON HOLY ISLAND

In the seaside village of Ardmore, in County Waterford, Ireland, are the rough stone remains of the Cathedral and Oratory of S. Decian, who, legend says, was a predecessor of S. Patrick in the conversion of Ireland. The two tiers of sculptured niches on the Cathedral's west wall (bottom) are probably of the seventh century. Of the same period were the ruins of S. Caiman's Church and the wonderful panelled altar (top) on Holy Island, which is set in the waters of Lough Derg, County Clare. S. Caimin died in 653.

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