St Kilian Heritage Centre, County Cavan

St Kilian Heritage Centre, County Cavan

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A unique Heritage Centre detailing the Life & Influence of St. Kilian, the Apostle of Franconia.
 
St. Kilian was born in Mullagh, Co. Cavan in 640 A.D. in 686 A.D. he became a missionary to Wurzburg in Germany where he was martyred in 689 A.D. The exhibition, which is introduced by a 15 minute audio-visual presentation, deals with St. Kilian and his times, his work, martyrdom and subsequent cult.
 
It brings to life in maps, photographs, statuettes, manuscript facsimiles and art reproductions, a glorious era in Irish Church history and the work of Irish missionaries in Europe in the 6th and 7th centuries.
 
The exhibition also traces the development of gaelic script for the ogham writing of the 4th to the 7th centuries and the Wurzburg Glosses (the earliest example of written Irish c.750) to the illuminated script of the book of Kells.

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