The Augustinian Houses of the County Clare:
Clare, Killone, and Inchicronan

Thomas Johnson Westropp
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Killone Convent

The Ruins: the Domicile

The Domicile projects 58 feet from the church, from which a door led to its upper story. It is very rudely built, much patched, and is internally 20 feet wide. It was lighted towards the garth by two old looking, unglazed window slits, with round heads, scooped out of a single stone, but dressing seems late; the shutter sockets still remain. The east wall has a very late fifteenth-century window with two ogee heads; the shaft is either modern, or belonged to a different window having a reveal. There are three patches of later masonry like closed windows, and two late oblong lights in the east side of the upper story; a well cut round-headed door in the same way near the church, and three small window slits in the south gable; all the lights on the ground floor were unglazed, but had shutters turning on pivots. The upper ceiling rested on corbels, five of which project from the east wall. There is no trace of corbels or holes for the floor of the upper room, which was reached from the church by a door whose sill is 10 feet above the ground level. Directly under this a small lintelled door gives access to the crypt by a narrow and broken flight of steps in the thickness of the wall; they are only lit by a small round loop.

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