NEWTOWN ABBEY AND NEARBY CHRISTMAS DAY 2022
I last photographed the area in detail about eight years ago. Today I used a Sony FX30 camera and used an iPhone 12 Pro Max as a backup which I actually needed as my Sony battery failed.
There are so many historic sites in or near Trim that it is almost impossible to uniquely identify them.
Newtown Abbey is located about 1.2 km (¾ mile) east of Trim town centre, on the north bank of the Boyne. The main building is the Church of St Peter and St Paul (sometimes called a cathedral). The abbey church features lancet windows, with Norman-style sedilia to the right of the altar, and a double piscina for washing communion vessels.
A smaller church in the east of the monastery is the parish church of Newtown Clonbun. This is the burial site of Lucas Dillon (1530 – 1592), Attorney General for Ireland and Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer, and his first wife Jane Bathe. Their tomb effigies are separated by a sword of state, and so they gained the local nickname of the “jealous man and woman”.