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St Kilian's Heritage Centre

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Opening times: Easter to Oct Tues-Fri 10am - 6pm & Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays 2pm - 6pm
Adm: Adults €3 Students, OAP's & Groups €2.50

St. Kilian's Heritage Centre celebrates the life, work, martyrdom and cult of St. Kilian who was born in Mullagh in 640 AD. Maps, photographs, statuettes, manuscripts and art reproductions bring to life the work of Irish missionaries in Europe in the 6 th and 7 th centuries. The exhibition also traces the development of Gaelic script for the Ogham writing of the 4 th - 7th centuries and the Wurzburg Glosses ( the earliest example of written Irish c.750 ) to the illuminated script of the Book of Kells.

The audio-visual 15-minute film illustrates the life and martyrdom of Kilian in Wurzburg , his substantial cult following and the Germany/Mullagh connection.

Ogham stones found in Cavan can be seen at the centre. A craft shop and tea room are also available.