Cooley Cross and Skull House, Inishowen, Donegal – Things to See and Do

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: June 13, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Donegal
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Cooley is the site of a Early Middle Ages monastery founded by St. Finian in the 14th century and is well worth a visit. Referenced in the Annals of the Four Masters, the monastery paid a tax of forty shillings, which indicates that it was a thriving place in the 14th Cent. There are the ruins of an ancient church, the 10ft high Cooley Cross which is uncarved suggesting it was pre-christian and the Skull House which resembles beehive huts or cells for monks of the time.

1. Cooley Cross and Skull House, Inishowen, Donegal - Things to See and Do

Altitude: 52 m

Cooley is the site of a Early Middle Ages monastery founded by St. Finian in the 14th century and is well worth a visit. Referenced in the Annals of the Four Masters, the monastery paid a tax of forty shillings, which indicates that it was a thriving place in the 14th Cent. There are the ruins of an ancient church, the 10ft high Cooley Cross which is uncarved suggesting it was pre-christian and the Skull House which resembles beehive huts or cells for monks of the time.