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Windgap is full of surprises. This village in the South West of the County has unearthed hidden gems of such significance that they now reside in the National Museum collection. The community in Windgap is immensely proud of its local, natural, historical and cultural heritage. As a visitor you will be welcomed warmly and guaranteed a unique and authentic experience.
- Kilamery Church & High Cross – one of the western Ossory group of high crosses which can be seen in its natural surroundings at the site of the 7th century monastery in the village of Killamery
- the 9th-century Killamery brooch. Found by a labourer working the soil, this beautiful brooch is now on display in the National al Museum with a Bronze Age Lunula discovered in nearby Coolaghmore .
- Knockroe Passage Tombs: Dating back to Stone Age Ireland c4000BC, this is one of the most significant tombs outside of the Boyne Valley, unique in its alignment to both the rising and setting sun of the Winter Solstice.
- Ogham Head Stones-found both in Windgap and Lamogue Graveyard
- Reflective Walk (Calvary Grotto): This amazing Grotto is the largest in Europe, covering 4 acres on a hill overlooking the village. Discover Italian mosaic featuring three languages, Ogham Stones and pathways decorated with quartz.
Additional highlights include the Old Village Forge, the Bell Tower and Feehan’s Well. Download the Welcome to Windgap Visitor Guide below:
Welcome to Windgap Visitor Guide 2018