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St. Mary's Church
 

County

Wexford

Coordinates

N 52° 35' 22.2"   W 006° 29' 30.9"

Nearest town

Ferns

Grid Ref.

T 02259 49714

Map No.

69

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

46

Date of visit

Friday 15 June 2007

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The St. Mary's church seen from a distance, as you leave the Ferns cathedral.


A monastery was founded here by the king of Leinster Diarmait Mac Murchadha in the 12th century. It was run by Augustinian monks under the protection of the King.
Today only a part of the church and of the chancel survive today. The round tower is very unusual, it has a square section at its base and then gets round higher up. A spiral stairs still leads to the belfry. The church is aligned to the east-northeast (70°).

UPDATE: June 12th, 2013 - We were in the area and thought to visit the place again. The first four photos are from the previous visit.


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