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Kilfane Church
 

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Kilkenny

Coordinates

N 52° 33' 14.8"   W 007° 07' 06.7"

Nearest town

Kilfane

Grid Ref.

S 59841 45072

Map No.

67

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

62

Date of visit

Saturday 29 May 2010

GPS Accuracy (m)

8
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The church of Kilfane and the tower.


This was our second visit to the old church of Kilfane after the one of June 3rd, 2001. The first time that we came here we were fascinated by the beauty and the quietness of the place, and though we drove by this church many other times in the past years, we never found the time to stop again.
It's a 14th century church, originally dedicated to St. Paan, with a castellated tower that was both the priest's dwelling and the bell tower. The church was modified in the following centuries, but the tower retains its original features.
In the chancel are two sedilia that still have traces of the original medieval painting and two small recesses which, I presume, would contain some religious figures.
There's a big grave slab with the effigy of a knight on the north wall of the nave. Judging by the coat of arms on his shield, he was a member of the Cantwells, who were the lords of Kilfane. He's depicted with his legs crossed, and according to some theories this should mean that he had been on the Crusades. The figure is also known as "The Long Cantwell" for its extreme size, 2.47 metres tall.


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