Clochán or bee-hive cell
Collection:Aran
Description:A photograph of the interior of a clochán or bee-hive cell in Kilmurvey on Inis Mór. Inis Mór is the largest of the three Aran Islands and the Aran Islands are off the west coast of Ireland. These cells are small stone cells and were used by monks during the 'Dark Ages'. This clochán is known as 'Clochán na Carraige' which is an Irish phrase meaning 'bee-hive cell of the rocks'.
Subject headings: Aran Islands -Hermitages -Buildings