St. Moling's Trail
13. Church and high cross.
On the borders of counties Carlow and Kilkenny you will find the ruins of a monastery founded here in the seventh century by St. Fiachra. The remains consist of a twelfth-century Romanesque church and a high cross. The worn heads above the doorway are said to represent a meeting between St. [...]
Church and high cross
Church and high cross On the borders of counties Carlow and Kilkenny you will find the ruins of a monastery founded here in the seventh century by St. Fiachra. The remains consist of a twelfth-century Romanesque church and a high cross. The worn heads above the doorway are said to represent a meeting between St. [...]
Church of Ireland church
12. Duiske Abbey from the stream that flows nearby. The church was restored in1974-80 and consists of a nave and chancel with an aisle on each side.To truly imagine what the church must have been like when the monks lived here, takea look at the chancel , the crossing and the east windows. The [...]
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The site of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the village of Borris was providedby the MacMurrough Kavanagh family. It is a large, T-plan, barn-church built in1820. The stained-glass window over the main altar depicts the crucifixion with SaintsFortchern, Brigid and Fiachra underneath.
St. Fortiarnán’s church
7. St. Fortiarnán’s church Against the backdrop of the Blackstairs Mountains standthe remains of this diminutive rectangular church which dates back to the tenth oreleventh century. It is testament to the building skills of these early stone masons thatall four walls are still intact almost one thousand years after they were first built.Known [...]
St. Fortiarnán’s Holy Well
8. St. Fortiarnán’s Holy Well in the field across the road from thechurch. The well, which has been recently restored, has been visited through thecenturies. According to local history, “there was more than a newspaper could holdof cures of people who came from county Wexford across the mountains”. In thenineteenth century a [...]
St. Laserian’s Catholic Church
St. Laserian’s Catholic Church is a large T barn building with a date stone of 1793,
although the present structure probably dates from 1830.
In the churchyard you can see a large replica of a nineteenth century high
cross erected by Patrick Francis Moran to commemorate his parents. Patrick
Francis Moran was born in Leighlinbridge in [...]
Templenabo – Teampall na mBó – Church of the cow
A short distance outside the village of St. Mullins lies the remains of an early medieval church. This church is said to have been built in thanksgiving to St. Moling who freed the area of Ossory from paying a tax in cows, known as the [...]