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St. John's (Kilsharvan) Church
 

County

Meath

Coordinates

N 53° 40' 03.96"   W 006° 21' 00.12"

Nearest town

Duleek

Grid Ref.

O 09033 69933

Map No.

43

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

35

Date of visit

Sunday 26 June 2016

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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Approaching the church from the north.


It is hard to tell that there's a church in ruins under the thick layer of ivy.
The church was built probably in the 13th century, when the graveyard was first used, and was dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
The alternate name of the site is Kilsharvan, from the Irish Cill Searbhain, "the church of the bitter tongued one" as was probably known St. John the Baptist.
It is reported that the building was already in ruins in 1641.
The church is aligned to the east (95°), but examining the ruins is a hard task. All that I saw were the two round arch doorways in the south and north walls.
There are 150 burials in the surrounding graveyard. In the McDonnell plot there's the burial place of John McDonnell, the Irish surgeon who is known for being the first surgeon to use ether as an anaesthetic outside the United States. It was on January 1st 1847 when he used this method for the amputation of the arm from elbow down of Mary Kane, an 18 years old girl who got injured by a thorn in her elbow six few weeks before.


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