Templenabo – Teampall na mBó – Church of the cow

By admin • April 29th, 2010

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 Boroma tribute, to the High Kings of Ireland.

This is also the site of a children’s burial ground where unbaptised infants were buried in former times. An annual mass is celebrated here on June 17th the feast day of St. Moling. This tradition was first established by the local community in 1996, during a year long series of events to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of Molings´s death, and has continued since. Local children play an important role in the mass which commemorates the unbaptised babies.

Open:  Daily, daylight hours

Admission:  Free

Parking:  Yes

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