Annagh Church, Limerick, Ireland

Annagh Church is late medieval structure that stands near the River Annagh, a stream that runs along the Limerick and Tipperary county borders for several kilometres. The church was already in a state of ruin when visited as part of the ordnance survey in 1840 however it still stands an a relatively good state of preservation.Eexcavations were carried out in 2008 when the west gable was looking unsteady but I am unsure if it was unpinned or otherwise rebuilt at that time. The church measures 14 metres by 5.5metres, the most striking featuring being the east window, with its two-light ogee-headed window. The doorway is in the south wall of the church and has an attractive pointed arch. In 1907 Rev, St J Seymour noted the following in the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, “Wooden beam holes at W end of N and S wall of church indicate remains of wooden floor at this end of church. Possible wooden floor of gallery or two storey priests residence.” . Very little remains of the story of this small rural church and as always I am happy to be enlightened by someone who might be able to assist in our knowledge of this small but charming structure. The oldest dated tomb in the graveyard is from 1781 but many more lie to sunk in the soil to be read.

GPS: 52.68094, -8.44572

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