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Kilcrohane old church

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Kilcrohane takes its name after St Crohan who founded a small religious settlement here. Originally thought to be a Kerry man he arrived in Kilcrohane sometime in the mid 5C. This old church , which dates from the medieval period, may stand on the site of his original  cell. The church is recorded as having been in ruins by 1639. Today it is roofless but the churchyard is well tended and still used.

Townland: 
Kilcrohane: Church of St Crohan
Location: 
Go through the village, turn left at the playground and follow the windy road down to the site
References: 
V822 371
Fieldnotes: 

A peaceful and much visited spot with wonderful views out to sea. The old church is surrounded by burials - old and modern, and remains an essential part of the community.

See also:

St Crochan's Bed