France Travel Guide - St. Ronan Church in Locronan
Places to see in ( Quimper - France ) Eglise de Saint Ronan
Saint-Thégonnec Parish Close Ossuary, Brittany France
Locronan - the Irish connection
The enclos paroissial or Parish close of Locronan comprises the parish church with adjoining chapel and a calvary. The article will also cover the nearby chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Nouvelle. Locronan is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association. The village's name means the "hermitage of Ronan", from the Breton lok which means hermitage, and after the founder Saint Ronan. It has previously been known as Saint-René-du-Bois. Saint Ronan is greatly venerated in Brittany. He was an Irish Christian missionary of the 6th century who came to the region to teach Christianity. As a consequence of Saint Ronan's close association with Locronan some of his relics are kept in the parish church. Locranon is located in the Châteaulin arrondissement of Finistère.