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Yellow Steeple

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 01/10/2017

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On a ridge overlooking Trim Castle, the Yellow Steeple was built in 1368 and is a remnant of the Augustinian abbey of St. Mary's. Founded in the 13th century, it was the site of a great medieval pilgrimage to a statue of the Blessed Virgin. Much of the tower was deliberately destroyed in 1649 to prevent its falling into Cromwell's hands, and today only the striking, 125-foot-high east wall remains.

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Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland

Published 01/10/2017


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