Kilbixy Church and Leper Hospital Open
Mullingar Union of Parishes
Kilbixy Church and Leper Hospital, Kilbixy, Co. Westmeath
21, 24, 25 August, 2pm - 4pm
Staad Abbey in Co. Sligo is a ruined medieval church that stands close to a low sea cliff, which is being rapidly eroded by storm surges.
Staad was the embarkation point for pilgrims visiting the holy island of Inishmurray and it has also been linked to the stories of the Spanish Armada ships at Streedagh. From February 2015 erosion gradually revealed a layer of peat and in May 2017, after a prolonged dry spell that caused the peat to dry and shrink, wooden stakes were identified embedded in the peat. IT Sligo students and staff carried out a rescue excavation on these and this talk by Dr. Fiona Beglane will present the results.