Parish Church and Bullaun Stone

Situated in a small graveyard, between the R733 and the north bank of the Owenduff river, is the Parish church of Ballylannan. In 1824 the rectangular church was converted into a mausoleum for the Leigh family. At this time the pointed doorway and an original window, both on the northside of the church, were blocked up and a tower was added to the south wall. On the southside of the tower is an heraldic shield plaque.

From the south

The Blocked Doorway

Mounted on a pedestal inside the graveyard is the bullaun stone pictured below. From the graveyard you can see across the river to the medieval borough at Clonmines. There is pivot stone, used to allow doors to swing open, or a possible millstone at the east side of the graveyard wall, see image below.

Situated: From Wellington Bridge head west on the R733 for approximately 500 metres. The church is on your left. There is roadside parking at the graveyard.

Discovery Map 77: S 8462 1348. Last visit Sept 2015.

Longitude: 6° 45' 37" W

Latitude: 52° 15' 60" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey

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