This church was dedicated to St
Kieran in 1246. The ruin seen today is the remains of the 17th century
construction. The church fell into disrepair after the building of the new
parish church in 1813. The graveyard was in use almost to the end of the
nineteenth century when it was superseded by the new grounds a little
The graveyard today is in fairly good condition though
the site is steeply sloped on two sides towards the church. A number of the stones have toppled and many appeared to have been
undermined by extensive rabbit excavations. This makes walking between
some of the stones tricky. Watch out for holes!
Parking is difficult as there is little space on the narrow road to
stop. My advice would be to park at the new graveyard some hundreds of
yards away and walk over. Well worth a visit though.
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