Clonmore Graveyard, Wexford, Ireland

The scant remains of Clomore Church are situated in a small rectangular graveyard on a slight mound overlooking a small stream to the south. A church was founded here by St. Aiden of Ferns in the late 6th or early 7th century, St Aiden is also referred to as St Maedog. He allocated the church to a follower of his Diochalla Garbh, and the site is referred to as Cluain Mor Diochalla Garbh in medieval records. A miracle at the church is recorded in the 13th century text ‘The Life of St. Aidan’, it tells how in the late 6th century a great army came to raid Uí Cheinnselaig (modern day Wexford) and the people collected their animals and sought refuge at the church where St. Aidan miraculously repelled the attackers. As stated the church is nearly demolished to ground level but its outline can be seen along with several inscribed slabs and crude stone crosses, there are also legible graves dating to the 18th century.

GPS: 52.42845, -6.61206

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