St Colmcille’s Abbey

St Colmcille's Abbey
St Colmcille’s Abbey, Gartan, Co Donegal, Ireland

St Colmcille's Abbey
The site is reputed to be the birthplace of St Colmcille

St Colmcille's Abbey

Ancient cross
The remains of an ancient cross on a small mound

ancient cross

ancient cross
The remains of the other cross

Holy Well
The Holy Well at the entrance to the site

Holy Well

The flagstone of loneliness

The flagstone of loneliness
Leac na Cumha –  The flagstone of loneliness, Co Donegal, Ireland. St Colmcille is said to have slept on this ancient cup-marked stone before his exile to Iona.

Ancient megalithic tomb
Ancient megalithic site…

St. Colmcille's Birthplace
rebranded as St. Colmcille’s Birthplace by a large cross and stone plaque