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Rathkieran Church
 

County

Kilkenny

Coordinates

N 52° 17' 22.38"   W 007° 13' 49.5"

Nearest town

Mooncoin

Grid Ref.

S 52502 15600

Map No.

75

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

38

Date of visit

Friday 8 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The arch in the west-northwest wall on the low hill surrounded by an enclosure wall, next to the N24.


This arch in the wall is all that remains of a church built in 1727 on this mound.
This was one of the many churches built on this site along the centuries.
The first church on this mound was mentioned in 1180, and was the only church in the whole area.
The name Rathkieran comes from the Irish Rath Ciarán, meaning "St. Kieran's Fort".
A graveyard surrounds the ruins, and both Catholic and Protestant burials can be found here.

The building was aligned to the east-southeast (115°).


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