Day 25: Teampall Chaomhán
St Cavan’s Church (also “St Kevin’s Church”, Irish: Teampall Chaomhán) is a ruined church, built in the 10th century, at the location of the saint’s grave. The entrance is now below ground level, as the church was nearly buried by drifting sands; it has now been excavated and is kept clear of sand by the islanders. All that remains visible of this structure today is the chancel.
The grave of St Caomhan (Irish: Leaba Chaomhain or “Caomhán’s Bed”) is located to the north-east of the church. It is a tradition on the island to spend the vigil of the saint’s feast praying at his grave.
And what a location for your final resting place!