Templemolaise

From the south

Templemolaise

AKA Teampall na bhFear / The Men's Church

This single-cell pre romanesque church is the principal church inside the cashel walls. The building is unusually long, 7.73 metres by 3.55 metres wide, but this may be a result of an extension to the west end of the church. Most churches built in the 10th century or earlier have antae. The church does feature antae but only at the eastern end. There are two cross pillars on the north side of the church and another on the southern side. Originally these may have formed a line with the front of the church. On the left of the entrance is a stone with a single bullaun, see bottom image. To the right of the building lies a stone basin with a cross inscribed in the centre.

Antae on the east gable

Cross inscribed stone basin

Situated: Templemolaise is located in the centre of the cashel between the men's cemetery on the northern side and the free standing leachta.

Discovery Map 16: G 5738 5386. Last visit June 2012.

Longitude: 8° 39' 25" W

Latitude: 54° 25' 53" Nit

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Photos: Jim Dempsey

Bullaun

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