Ballinakill

Medieval Church

Overlooking Ballinakill lough is a very poorly preserved medieval church. The eastern gable, pictured right, is from the 15th century and was dedicated to St Ceannannach, also known as St Gregory. There is another church on Inishmore also dedicated to him. To the west, pictured above, is another gable wall with a twin light window from a later oratory. We approached the church from the cemetery to the east. Along the overgrown track we came across a small erect cross inscribed slab. The whole site is badly in need of some care as the brambles growing in the church are almost impossible to pass.

Cross Pillar

Situated: From Letterfrack head west on the N59. After 3.5 kilometres turn right. Then 2.5 k turn left. the church is 500 metre down here on your left.

Discovery Map 37: L 6475 5831. Last visit April 2012

Longitude: 10° 2' 28" W

Latitude: 53° 33' 26" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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