St John's Point Church


Map Reference: J528339 (3528, 3339)

This small rectangular church probably dates from the 10th or 11th century.



It may mark the site of an early monastery associated with John, Son of Cairland. It has a lintelled west doorway with inclined jambs and there are antae on the east and west walls.



The east wall is now reduced to foundations but a mid-19th century description indicated that it had a small pointed window. There is a small south window which would appear to have had a lintelled head. Excavations in 1978 revealed burials under the north wall. At the roadside nearby is a Holy Well and a bullaun stone.



Photo by John McGuigan







Photo by John McGuigan

Photo by John McGuigan


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