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Ishartmon Church
 

County

Wexford

Coordinates

N 52° 13' 01.5"   W 006° 27' 21.42"

Nearest town

Tomhaggard

Grid Ref.

T 05506 08383

Map No.

77

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

28

Date of visit

Tuesday 5 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

2
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Approaching the church from the south... and walking in the very high grass!


What a big disappointment coming to this church along the Norman Way in South Wexford and finding it surrounded and invaded by very tall grass and weed!

Ishartmon Church derives its name from the Irish Diseart Munna, meaning the "Munna's Hermitage", but the place is also known with the name Ballyboher Church.
Little is known about this religious building, but it offers a lot to see.
The church is ruinous and overgrown, but it is still possible to see its nice double bell-cot at the top of the very tall west (280°) gable.
It's a chancel and nave structure, with the nave visibly wider than the chancel.
In the south wall of the nave there are the main doorway, which is a pointed archway, and a rectangular window. A pointed window is in the south wall of the chancel, but due to the high weeds outside, it was nearly invisible when we visited it, it was more easily visible from the inside.
The north wall of the nave is missing.
When we entered we saw a granite round font lying in the grass, and we were going to miss it, or stumble on it, because of the unkept grass in the building.
The chancel window and arch have been recently rebuilt with red bricks, and the window is walled up. On either sides of the chancel window there are two ambries in the wall.

It's a shame that the site isn't better kept, I'm sure we could have spotted more details.


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