Layd Old Church, Cushendall

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County Antrim

Near the village of Cushendall there is the ruin of Layd Old Church, a Franciscan foundation from the 13th century, hidden behind trees. Around the monastery ruins ancient gravestones illustrate the proximity to Scotland and the sea. A filigree decorated chain cross reminds of one of Cushendall’s most famous sons, Dr. James McDonnell, the founder of Belfast Medical School.

Cushendall
Co. Antrim
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