St Berrihert’s Kyle Co Tipperary Part 1: The Archaeological remains

This is the Eve of St Berrihert. If that doesn’t mean anything to you (and it didn’t to me), take a read of this blog post. I am embarrassed to say I had not heard of this place until about ten minutes ago, and I live about thirty minutes drive away.

Pilgrimage In Medieval Ireland

The 18th of February is the feast day of St Berrihert/Berrahert of the parish of Ardane, Co Tipperary.  An Anglo-Saxon saint, he is traditionally believed to have  come to Ireland in the seventh century following the  Synod of Whitby. To mark the saint’s feast  this two-part blog post will explore the  archaeological remains and the evidence  pilgrimage  at a site associated with the site, known as St Berrihert’s Kyle in Co Tipperary.

BH 1st ed OS map of St Berrahert’s Kyle/Berrihert’s Kyle 1840

Location

St Berrihert’s Kyle  is  one of Tipperary’s best hidden treasure.  The site is located in the townland of Ardane, in the parish of Templeneiry. It is difficult to find as there is no signposting.  It is located close to the village of Ardane.

From the main road, you will see a sign for “Golden Mile, Winner 2003”, turn left on the opposite road. Half a mile…

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