Kilcash Church

Map Reference: S325373

This is the site of an early monastery associated with St Colman ua hEirc. The church features a good but much-weathered Romanesque doorway in the south wall. It is of three orders with chevrons and faces on the tops of the capitals of the middle arch.

There is a deeply recessed, round-headed window in this wall. The church is of the nave-and-chancel type. The opening of the chancel arch is present but no decorated or worked stones remain. The chancel appears to have been enlarged at some later date. In the west wall, which is now shored up, is a round-headed window. There appears to have been a large east window but this wall is almost totally gone.

To the east of the church is a small rectangular building with a steep gable. This may have been another small church. Some of the gravestones in the churchyard are plain and one of them is cross-shaped.

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Kilmore Cathedral, Co Cavan Dysert O’Dea, Co Clare Killaloe Cathedral, Co Clare White Island, Co Fermanagh Annaghdown Cathedral, Co Galway Clonfert, Co Galway Tuam Cathedral, Co Galway Aghadoe, Co Kerry Ardfert Cathedral, Co Kerry Kilmalkedar, Co Kerry Castledermott, Co Kildare Kildare Cathedral, Co Kildare Freshford, Co Kilkenny Ullard, Co Kilkenny Killeshin, Co Laois Timahoe, Co Laois The Nun's Church, Clonmacnois, Co Offaly Rahan, Co Offaly Cashel, Co Tipperary Donaghmore, Co Tipperary Monaincha, Co Tipperary Roscrea, Co Tipperary St Saviour’s Priory, Glendalough, Co Wicklow

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