Knockgraffon Church, Tipperary, Ireland

The townland of Knockgraffon, Co. Tipperary, was once a significant settlement with a castle, church and motte; it is also where the ancient Kings of Munster were believed to have been inaugurated, however by the 18th century the area had mostly been abandoned. The nave and chancel church that stands at Knockgraffon dates from the 13th century though the ornate east window was inserted in the 1400s. According to ordnance survey letters it appears that the church was ‘remodelled and much disfigured since the Reformation, a part of it having been fitted for Protestant service’. The chancel contains headstones and grave slabs, one dating from the 1500s and the remains of a seated recess dating from the 13th century. The North and West walls of the church are no longer standing. It appears Knockgraffon became ruinous in the early 18th century.

GPS: 52.41413, -7.93275

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