|Front of the church ruins|
|Gerard (our tour guide), Tom and another tourist at the front door|
|About the church|
WHAT IS KILMAKEDAR?- It is the ruins of an ancient romanesque church that we visited. Megalithicireland.com says: "This Early Christian and later Medieval site is spread over 10 acres. It is thought to have been founded by St Maolcethair, a local saint. At the center of this area is the 12th century Hiberno-Romanesque Church. The church has a Nave and Chancel (added later). The church is thought to have been modeled on Cormac's Chapel at Cashel and there are many similarities. The church like Cormacs Chapel is one of a number of stone-roofed churches in Ireland. The first thing to look out for are the three finials sticking up above the gables"
|A rounded window|
|Another sign in case you missed the first one!|
|A big Ogham Stone in the cemetery|
ARCHITECTURAL DOORWAY NOTE - Access to the church is through a gorgeous inclined romanesque doorway. It has three orders and a round head with a projecting hood made from red and green stone. The green keystone. (Where Tom is standing in the doorway).
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