The legend of Isabel de Clare’s heart is outlined in the extract from the wonderful Norman Way brochure below.

A certain amount of credence was added to the legend by HG Leask a renowned architectural historian, archaeologist and the first Inspector of National Monuments of the Irish Free State. Some further detail was also added by our own Áine O’Mahony.

The cenotaph referred to unfortunately now lies somewhat anonymously in a corner of the chancel of St. Mary’s.

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