Fr. Valkenburg of Ballinrobe - Photos

Photo:Fr Valkenburg is standing beside the doorway of the 11th century ruined chapel on Inchagoill Island.

Fr Valkenburg is standing beside the doorway of the 11th century ruined chapel on Inchagoill Island.

Pat Higgins

Photo:Fr Valkenburg was my headmaster from 1965 to 1967 and I always found him a very pleasant man.  His brother is the man in the background with the cap & glasses.

Fr Valkenburg was my headmaster from 1965 to 1967 and I always found him a very pleasant man. His brother is the man in the background with the cap & glasses.

Pat Higgins

Visit to Inchagoill Island

By Pat Higgins

Fr. Augustine Valkenburg at the island of Inchagoill which is the most famous and most visited on Lough Corrib and only a few miles from Ballinrobe.

 The name Inchagoill comes from 4 Irish words “ Inis an Ghaill Crabhthigh”:the Island of the devout foreigner.  

This island is also home to a number of ancient monastic ruins, some dating back to the 5th Century including Lugnaedon’s Stone.

 

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