Early Christian and Medieval Sites

These pictures form the nucleus of a body of work commissioned by Down County Museum. The resulting exhibition Power of Place, currently on display in the Museum, captures the hidden beauty of the ecclesiastical heritage of County Down.
The pictures also form the background to a large format travelling exhibition In the Footsteps of St Patrick first displayed in the St Patrick Centre in Downpatrick. The aim of this exhibition is to explore some of the local sites, monuments and archaeological discoveries which are linked to the early missionary work of St Patrick and his followers, and to his Early Christian legacy in County Down.

Nendrum Sundial

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Here the sundial is complemented by the remains of the round tower, both highly significant objects. Only three of these old monastic sundials are known in the Province of Ulster, whiles the round tower is as mysterious as ever, charmingly expressed by a 19c writer: "The Round Tower is a prodigious puzzler to antiquarians. Quires of paper, as tall as a tower, have been covered with as much ink as might form a Liffey, in accounting for their origin and us."