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Cross Inscribed Quern Stone
Bró le Crois Inscríofa

Clew Bay Heritage Centre, Westport

Found in a drain, west of Oughaval Cemetery, Westport. By tradition St. Patrick founded a church at Oughaval, near the seat of the ruling family of the district, at Belclare. The Patrician foundation, of which nothing now remains, was claimed by the see of Armagh.

In the 7th century an abbey of Columban monks was also established at Oughaval under the patronage of St. Columcille, whose holy well is at that place. Some remains of this abbey can be seen in the parish burial ground at Oughaval today.