Our Lady's Island Monastery
Our Lady’s Island is found near Rosslare in County Wexford. It was the place of a pre-Christian settlement and later, a monastery founded by St Abban in the 6th century. It has been a pilgrim destination since the 7th century.
Situated near Rosslare, County Wexford, Our Lady’s Island has a fascinating history. In the area, remains of a pre-Christian settlement have been discovered over the years, including clay mounds containing human bones and burnt ashes.
In the 6th century, St Abban is believed to have chosen Our Lady’s Island as the location for his monastery, and sometime in the following century, it became a place of pilgrimage.
Subsequently, Our Lady's Island housed an Augustinian settlement, and its church still stands today. Visitors can also view Our Lady’s Well, and the remains of St Vaughn’s Church and a leaning tower that dates from the Norman era.