The 12thc. font, formerly in the ruined 13thc. church at Ballybacon, was removed in 1975 to this new Roman Catholic parish church.
The font has a rectangular basin, decorated in low relief on four faces with circular and floral motifs. The interior of the basin ia also rectangular, with a flat bottom and central drain hole. In fine-grained granite.
Front face: two six-petalled flowers, one on either side of two central triangles, placed apex to apex. Four small discs or pellets are arranged between the outer petals of each flower and at the upper corners.
the underside of the font has a large circular depression 0.32 m in diameter, suggesting that it rested on a single columnar base.
|d. of basin||0.56 m|
|d. of basin, interior||0.21 m|
|h. of basin||0.32 m|
|h. of decorated panels, front and rear||0.28 m|
|h. of decorated panels, sides||0.28 m|
|w. of basin||0.58 m|
|w. of decorated panels, front and rear||0.51 m|
|w. of decorated panels, sides||0.47 m|
|w. of rim||0.065 m|
R. R. Brash, The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland , Dublin, 1875, 139, pl.XLVI.
M. Cahill and E. Twohig, Baptismal Font from Ballybacon Old Church, Co. Tipperary , Journal of the Cork Archaeological and Historical Society , 81, 1976, 92-3, fig.1.
J. Pike, Medieval Fonts of Ireland, privately published, Greystones, 1979, 9.
P. Power, Waterford and Lismore - A Compendious History of the United Dioceses, Cork, 1937, 71.