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Kill of the Grange Church
 

County

Dublin

Coordinates

N 53° 16' 05.28"   W 006° 09' 41.04"

Nearest town

Dun Laoghaire

Grid Ref.

O 22606 72760

Map No.

50

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

36

Date of visit

Friday 1 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
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The ruins of the church are behind a high wall. Seen from roughly the north.


An earlier monastery was founded at this site in the 6th century. This earlier building was built in timber, and it was replaced by a stone building in the 11th century. It became an Augustinian Priory and the main building was known with the name of St. Fintan's Church. Other sources say that the monastic site was associated with St. Finnian of Clonard.
The original stone building was a single nave church. The chancel and the double bell-cot were added later. The east section of the church is the most damaged. The north and south walls are nearly missing. A small round-headed window is in the east wall. A large chancel arch is in the wall between the two sections of the church.
The monastery escaped the suppression during the era of king Henry VIII, but nonetheless it fell in disrepair in the middle of the 17th century.
The graveyard remained in use until the first years of the 20th century.

The church is not accessible, it's surrounded by a tall wall and the gate is locked. All my photos were taken from a distance and outside. Near the southwest corner of the church is a nice but rough stone cross.

The church is aligned to the east (80°).


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