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'Let in the Light'
The beautiful splayed window at the church of Kilcatherine, Beara, Cork, Ireland. It was built in 11th century on a 7th century monastic site.

'Let in the Light'
The beautiful splayed window at the church of Kilcatherine, Beara, Cork, Ireland. It was built in 11th century on a 7th century monastic site.
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There’s a tradition that the Church at Kilcatherine was once a convent. This is interesting because the Cailleach is sometimes thought to be a nun - probably a reference to her description as ‘The Veiled One’. Is this tradition tapping into something much older than the Church?

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Just down the road from the Cailleach Beara Stone lies the 12th century remains of Kilcatherine Church, we’ll need to find out why a church is dedicated to St Catherine so close to the ancient Cailleach

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'Early Christian Cross'
(Cross in foreground is estimated to be 1500 years old)
Kilcatherine, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland.

'Early Christian Cross'
(Cross in foreground is estimated to be 1500 years old)
Kilcatherine, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland.
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Our search for the Cailleach has seen that the Catherine of Kilcatherine is not Catherine at all. It is an anglicisation of the early and mysterious St. Caithinghearn. Also, puzzlingly, known as ‘The Cat goddess’. We are getting back to the 7th century. Curiouser and curiouser!

Our search for the Cailleach has seen that the Catherine of Kilcatherine is not Catherine at all. It is an anglicisation of the early and mysterious St. Caithinghearn. Also, puzzlingly, known as ‘The Cat goddess’. We are getting back to the 7th century. Curiouser and curiouser!
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