Sundials in Ireland - Ancient Monastic Dials

Nendrum Co. Down


Go to my Homepage


Go to Prehistoric Alignments & Dials

Go to Ancient Monastic Dials

Go to Medieval Dials

Go to Modern (1600+) Dials

Go to Sundial Info.and Books
52Kb Photo





There is an ancient vertical stone dial located in the ruins of Nendrum Monastery on Mahee Island. It is 1900mm high, 400mm wide by 150mm thick.
It has been dated to the 9thcentury A.D. the same period as the Bangor Dial. It was reconstructed from pieces found during excavation in 1924.
The monastery was founded in the 5th century and the remains of a round tower, stone enclosures and a church are still to be seen.

There is a visitor centre on site.


Mahee Island is in Strangford Lough, accessed from the A22 Comber to Killyleagh road. The turn-off is signed to "Nendrum Monastery" 1km south of Comber. It is accessed by narrow bendy roads and a causeway.

British Sundial Society SR No 3614

Lat 54° 30' North  Long 5° 38' West

IRISH GRID  J 353300   363870