After leaving the breathtaking Clonmacnoise I wasn’t expecting to come across this beautiful ruined church on High Street near Belmont, Co. Offaly. I spotted the church poking out from beyond the trees and the broken slats on the belfry window drew me in. The area surrounding the church is dense with tall hardwood trees that seem to be the home to a cluster of blackbirds, and I guess being the time of year it is the nests numbered the hundreds. The seemingly ever increasing cacophony of squawking blackbirds added to the disorientating nature of this site. Sadly I was able to find absolutely nothing as of yet about this church, which is unusual and frustrating so any help would be graciously received. During my visit I bumped into a woman who lived beside the church, she had lived there for 36 years and it had always been in a ruinous state though the roof was intact when she first lived in the area, I was only the second person she has ever met visiting the site. If anyone has information about this church please get in contact, its a shame its history is forgotten.
GPS: 53.24464, -7.9351