Donaghmore Church

Map Reference: S187289 (2187, 1289)

Donaghmore Church is a fine nave and chancel church with a very small chancel. The three-order Romanesque chancel arch is fragmentary.

The chancel arch viewed along the nave

The columns of the two outer arches are intact with their capitals but there is only a small portion of the inner arch.

Detail of the chancel arch

There is a good three-order Romanesque doorway.

Details of the west doorway

The inner arch of this is intact with chevron decoration and beading as well as other motifs. The outer arch is very plain and the inner arch is very fragmentary. It is surmounted by the remains of a triangular hood. There are two very fine round-headed windows in the chancel and in the north wall of the nave is a round-headed and a square-headed window.

There are no signs of antae. Along the north and south wall is a good series of roof weepers and the high- pitched gables are intact. A series of banks runs south from the church. They are low, stone-built, grass-grown structures which may be the remains of an attached building. In the churchyard is a good cross-inscribed coffin lid set upright as a grave marker.

View from the south-east

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