Templeogue Church

The late 13th century chapel at Templeogue is located in an old graveyard, at the east end of a relatively modern cemetery. The name is derived from the Irish: Teach/Teampall Mealog meaning Church of St Mealóg-St Mel. The Chapel was annexed to the Church of Kilsantan. By the 17th century the church lay in ruin. Only the east and west gables remain to full height. The foundations of the north wall and parts of the south wall are also visible. There is a plain lintelled window in the east wall. An opening in the perimeter wall of the old graveyard provides access to the church.

Hollywood Graveslab

The main reason I visited the church at Templeogue was to see the medieval graveslab situated in the graveyard, to the southeast of the church, see Hollywood graveslabs. The granite slab stands almost 1 metre high and bears a plain latin cross on the east face. I was a little late to catch the sun of the cross, it would better to photograph the slab before noon. There is a limestone slab to the north of the church bearing a latin cross in a pecked outline.

Situated: Travelling south on the M50 take exit 11. Take the first exit on the roundabout and the first left at the next roundabout. The church is about 100 metres down here on your right. Look for the modern cemetery.

Discovery Map 50: O 1204 2843. Last visit Aug 2019.

Longitude: 6° 19' 10" W

Latitude: 53° 17' 40" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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