Dysert Aenghusa

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Dysert Aenghusa is the earliest known Christian site in the area of Croom.

Dysert Aenghusa is the earliest known Christian site in the area of Croom,  dating from approximately 800AD. Dysert Aenghusa Round Tower is next to Carrigeen is described below in 1837. Th second photo shows it in 2009.
DISERT, or CARRIGEEN, a parish, in the barony of COSHMA, county of LIMERICK, and province of MUNSTER, 1 ½ mile (W.) from Croom; containing 180 inhabitants. The church having long since fallen to ruin, the parishioners attend divine service at Croom. On the north side of the ruined church is a remarkable round tower, about 70 feet in height, standing on a rock of limestone: 14 feet from the foundation a circular-headed door opens to the north-east; on the opposite side is a pointed window, over which are three stories with square-headed lights, and at the top are four small slip windows. The mouldings round the door are in relief, and of superior workmanship in freestone, of which the window-frames are also composed; the remainder of the tower is constructed of limestone.

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