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Unicorns in East Galway: Clontuskert Abbey | Treasure Ireland

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Some of the finest examples of late medieval Irish sculpture are found well off the beaten track, in Clontuskert, Co. Galway. If you look closely you’ll find all kinds of beasts: pelicans, mermaids, griffins, saints, angels, lions, and, of course, unicorns! But what do all these symbols mean?

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Presented by Fr Conor McDonough OP
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