Ballinafagh Church, Kildare, Ireland

Ballinafagh Church is situated just off a bog road around two kilometers north of the village where I spent my childhood. Its always struck me as an unusual sight, standing resolute and strong though surrounded by soggy peat land. I was blessed by a break in the greyness for fifteen minutes on the day of my visit to the church. The interior of the church is now completely overgrown and inaccessible due to a concrete wall built at its entrance. The Church replaced an earlier structure that stood on the site, the current ruin being built by the Church of Ireland in 1831. It appears to have been in use until the 1970s, eventually being de-roofed in 1985.

GPS: 53.31216, -6.77393

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