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St Marys Church

Gowran, County Kilkenny

A monastic site located near Gowran in County Kilkenny

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This collegiate church, was built in the late 13th century on the site of an earlier monastery. It was served by a "college" - clerics who lived in a community but who did not submit to the rule of a monastery. They lived in a house, now destroyed, beside the church. The church was a large and elaborate structure, with an aisled nave (the main part of the church where the congregation sat) and a long chancel (the section of the church where the altar was placed) and has high quality architectural sculpture used throughout. In the late middle ages the existing tower was modified, and in the 19th century this tower was incorporated into the parish church which was built in place of the chancel and which now takes up about half of the building. There were also several other changes made to the church at various periods.


Directions to St Marys Church - Gowran

Located in Gowran. Follow the R448 from Carlow south towards Thomastown

Sat Nav: 52.629440,-7.064676

* Pictures; courtesy of photographic unit of the department of environment, heritage and local government.

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