Iskaheen graveyard and monastery (Uisce Chaoin)
The old Iskaheen graveyard and church ruins are the burial place of Eógan mac Néill one of the sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages, Eógan was baptised by Patrick and buried here in Uisce Chaoin in 465 AD.
Eoghan took possession of the main peninsula and named it Inis Eoghain (modern-day Inishowen) and would found the over-kingdom of Ailech and later Tír Eoghain (Tyrone).
He was thought to be very close to his brother, Conall Gulbain, and supposedly died of grief after his brother was murdered by the Masraige at Magh Slécht in what is now County Cavan.
The graveyard can be found by going to the town of Muff and driving northwards take a left going towards the hills at St Mary’s community hall. You need to keep on this road as it winds its way through the countryside. On the road, after approximately 2 km you will pass St Patrick’s church and the ruins.
Learn about the Iskaheen Parish by clicking here.
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