Home

Who
What
Where
When
Why
Killeely More Church
 

County

Galway

Coordinates

N 53° 12' 33.24"   W 008° 51' 26.04"

Nearest town

Kilcolgan

Grid Ref.

M 42737 17990

Map No.

52

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

20

Date of visit

Tuesday 12 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
Show Google Map              Show Monuments in the area

    
    
    
    
    
 
PREVIOUS      NEXT
The ruins of the church from the northwest.


The ruins of this church are in an enclosed old graveyard.
Unlike many other churches of the same period, this church retains all its four walls at nearly full height and they are rather intact.

There's a double narrow round-headed window in the east (80°) wall, and similar but smaller windows in all the other walls, just one in each wall.
A pointed arch doorway is in the south wall.
The church shows two different styles of masonry. A lower one where large stone blocks were used, and an upper one where the stones are smaller. This, along with the 13th century windows and other details, suggests an alteration of an earlier church.

Within the church there are some interesting details.
Right inside the doorway, on either sides, there are two stone item. One looks like a small cross base, maybe a timber one. The other item is a bullaun stone. A stone door hinge can be seen high above the doorway.

In the east section, in the south wall, there are a rectangular ambry and a piscina with an ogee ornament. Above them there's a widely splayed window.
A smaller window is in the north wall. Next to this window there's a weird thing, kind of a pocket into one of the stones.

Inside the church there are several burials, a few of them are altar tombs.


Browse by Monument Type
Browse by County
Browse by Date of Visit
Browse by Map Number

A-Z List

Clickable Counties
Clickable OS Maps Grid

Find a Map

Multimap

The days before GPS

The Stones in the Movies

Glossary
Links
Guestbook
FAQ

What's NEW?


Search


Site view counter: 8514095

Copyright © 2003-2020 Antonio D'Imperio
All the photos, the graphics and the texts on this website are automatically copyrighted to me under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886. Any violation of the copyright will be pursued according to the applicable laws.

info@irishstones.org

Powered by AxeCMS/CustomEngine(V0.25.00 build 999) by Sergio "Axeman" Lorenzetti. (C) 2009-2015

counter