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St Marys Church

Category: Families, Rainy Day, Culture, Sightseeing, Free

Type: Churches & Cathedrals, General Attractions

Co Kilkenny
Tel: +353 56 772 6894

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Contains monuments from the 14th to 17th centuries

St Marys Church

In the centre of Gowran village is the historic St Marys Collegiate Church which contains monuments from the 14th to 17th centuries. This collegiate church was built in the late 13th century on the site of an earlier monastery and was served by a "college" - clerics who lived in a community but who did not submit to the rule of a monastery.

The church was a large and elaborate structure and has high quality architectural sculpture used throughout. In the late middle ages a massive tower was inserted between the nave and chancel, and in the 19th century this tower was incorporated into the parish church.

St Mary's is now a National Monument.

Opening Time:

Open daily 24th May - 29th August 9.30am-6pm. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Admission Charge:

St Marys Church - Gowran County Kilkenny Ireland
St Marys Church - Gowran County Kilkenny Ireland
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Centre of Gowran

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