St Multose's Church, Kinsale

Map Reference: W637504 (1637, 0504)

St Multose’s Church has a rectangluar nave and chancel. There is a north transept and the nave has a north aisle. It may have been built for the first time in the early 13th century and the strong tower at the west end, with its round-headed doorway, may date from the earliest times. The building was altered several times during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Inside the church are the old town stocks and a carved stone which may be a sheila-na-gig. There are also several good 17th century memorial stones, including one featuring a corpse in an open shroud, knotted at top and bottom. This is one of the few medieval parish churches in Ireland still in use.

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