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- Opening Hours: 24th May - 29th August: Daily 9.30 - 18.00 Last admission 45 minutes before closing. Average Length of Visit: 45 Minutes Restricted access for people with disablilities.
- Admission Prices: Free
Saint Mary's ChurchGowran Kilkenny - Ireland South
Built in the late 13th century, St Mary’s Church in Gowran, County Kilkenny was a large and elaborate structure comprising an aisled nave, long chancel and sculpture throughout. A college of clerics living in an adjacent house, now destroyed, served the church. They lived in community but were not governed by a monastery. Over the years, the structure underwent many changes, including the insertion of a massive tower between the nave and chancel during the late middle ages. This tower is now part of the Protestant church that stands in the place of the chancel and takes up about half of the building. Today, visitors can view the remains of St Mary’s, among them several finely decorated tombs and a Greek-inspired temple. There is limited access for people with disabilities.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)56 777 6894
Address: Gowran, Co Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland