Fergal Jennings' photos


  • AILEASTAR - Iris


  • LUS SNEACHTA - Snowdrops


  • The Ash outside the priory last winter



  • LUS AIRGEAD - Meadowsweet


  • Kilnaleighin Priory (24)

    THE CARTHUSIANS IN IRELAND KINALEHIN PRIORY (1280-1321) JUST eighteen years ago, in his excellent History of the Charterhouse, Dom Lawrence Hendriks, monk of St. Hugh's Charterhouse, Sussex, devoted one paragraph to the 'Irish Charterhouse,' as follows:-…

  • CREST OF THE BURKE FAMILY (Kilnaleighin Priory)

    THE CARTHUSIANS IN IRELAND KINALEHIN PRIORY (1280-1321) JUST eighteen years ago, in his excellent History of the Charterhouse, Dom Lawrence Hendriks, monk of St. Hugh's Charterhouse, Sussex, devoted one paragraph to the 'Irish Charterhouse,' as follows:-…


  • Kilnaleighin Priory (5)

    John de Cogan founded this priory for the Carthusians in 1249. It was the only ever Carthusian monastery on this island and it was a short-lived venture. The Carthusian way of life did not sit easily with the spirituality of the Irish and, within seventy…

  • Kilnaleighin Priory (4)

    John de Cogan founded this priory for the Carthusians in 1249. It was the only ever Carthusian monastery on this island and it was a short-lived venture. The Carthusian way of life did not sit easily with the spirituality of the Irish and, within seventy…

  • Kilnaleighin Priory (2)

    John de Cogan founded this priory for the Carthusians in 1249. It was the only ever Carthusian monastery on this island and it was a short-lived venture. The Carthusian way of life did not sit easily with the spirituality of the Irish and, within seventy…


  • Cong

    SONG OF SUMMER Summer-time, season supreme! Splendid is colour then. Blackbirds sing a full lay If there be a slender shaft of day. The dust-coloured cuckoo calls aloud: Welcome, splendid summer! The bitterness of bad weather is past, The boughs of the w…

  • Cong - through the window...

    ... of another CofI church that is closed to visitors [terribly sad!]

  • The Mangroves of Cong, Co. Mayo



  • Cong (29)


  • VISIT TO CONG

    HOSPITALITY O King of stars! Whether my house be dark or bright, Never shall it be closed against any one, Lest Christ close His house against me. If there be a guest in your house And you conceal aught from him, 'Tis not the guest that will be witho…

  • THREE WINDOWS IN CONG

    FROM THE TRIADS OF IRELAND Three slender things that best support the world: the slender stream of milk from the cow's dug into the pail; the slender blade of green corn upon the ground; the slender thread over the hand of a skilled woman. The three wors…


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