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Carron Church
 

County

Clare

Coordinates

N 53° 01' 19.08"   W 009° 08' 00.24"

Nearest town

Kilfenora

Grid Ref.

R 23961 97410

Map No.

51

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

136

Date of visit

Friday 16 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The cairn in the southwest corner of the field. Around this cairn the coffins were carried before burying them.


Carron church was the church of the largest parish in county Clare until the 16th century.
It was originally built in 1200, but what we see today are the remains of a 15th century building. The presence of a machicolation in the west corner and some traces of battlements reveal that the church needed some protection.
The building is aligned to the northeast (65°).
There's a pointed arch doorway in the southeast wall. On a stone of the southwest jamb of the doorway there's the carving of a Calvary cross. Inside the doorway, on the northeast side, there's a font for the holy water.
There's a narrow and tall window in the chancel wall with a lintel across it at about two thirds of its height. There are two other smaller windows in the southeast wall near the altar. All windows are widely splayed.
The inside of the church has several tombs. Above one of them, against the northwest wall, is a very worn out carved head.

To the south of the church there's a small cairn from which the church takes its name. In the past it was a custom to carry the coffins around this cairn before burying them in the churchyard.


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