Ruinous, with N and S walls of nave, S wall of chancel and chancel arch remaining. Exterior angle shaft on SE corner of nave. Plain pointed chancel arch. W gable and N and E walls of chancel missing. Some stones from a round tower (demolished in 1838) remain on site, and these and various carved and moulded stones from 12thc. church are reused in walls of church and graveyard enclosure. Nave and chancel, 13.05 m x 7.52 m and 5.58 m x 6.09 m (Westropp).
A monastery was founded here by St Blathmac (date uncertain). A Romanesque crozier of c.1100 and two bronze bells from the church are preserved (Dublin, NMI). Round tower demolished 1838.
W jamb: reused slab with angle roll. Roll moulding along angle of short face, with necking mouldings and a head (?) at the corner, flanked by shallow mouldings which curve to frame the angle. (This slab, formerly standing inside the doorway, was inserted in the W jamb during repairs to the doorway in the late 1990s, and is now badly weathered).
Reused sill with angle roll, placed upside down on interior at base of of window. The original exterior face now forms the top of the sill and appears to have been recut to form the present sill. The roll mouldings and splay match those on 5.c.(ii).
|d.||0.38 m (originally height)|
|h.||0.28 m (originally depth)|
Laid horizontally. Two faces visible, E face carved with a bearded figure in profile, seated on a stool, knee drawn up and hand clasping thigh. The figure is set within a semi-circular frame, with the head on the angle. The stone appears to be carved on the upper face (now hidden) and must originally have been set vertically, showing the entire figure on two adjacent faces in an almond shaped frame. Possibly an impost block from a doorway or chancel arch, or from an exterior corner of the church (Harbison, 1987, 7-9).
|h.||0.26 m (originally width)|
|w.||0.76 m (originally height)|
S wall of nave, slightly W of S doorway, near the top.
Similar to 4.(i).2., with pellets between borders.
Decorated with two pellets between borders on one short side and one six-pointed star within a frame (and part of another star visible).
1. Reused fragment with parallel roll mouldings similar to IV.5.c.(i) and (ii).
2. Reused fragment in second course of wall on S of stile into field. One long side decorated with a line of nine pellets between borders.
3. Reused fragment in bottom course of wall to S of 2. One long side decorated with a line of seven pellets (without borders).
Stone with interlaced animals (?)
Reused stone with parallel roll mouldings. Four parallel roll mouldings on L face (only visible in cross-section since W face is hidden in wall). Traces of interlaced snakes or foliage on front face. Square hole cut in top E area of stone. E face plain.
Reused stone similar to (i). Five parallel roll mouldings on W face, visible in cross-section, as on (i). Front face damaged, but with possible traces of decoration similar to (i).
Window-sill decorated with a border of snakes and interlaced foliage. Reused, upside down. Originally an exterior sill, with splayed faces visible on interior of stone. [Description gives position of decoration as seen in current setting, upside-down.] The roll moulding framing the window terminates in an animal mask in the centre of the sill, with strands of foliage issuing from its mouth and forming a decorative border between two roll mouldings. The foliage contains multi-petalled blossoms entwined in a meandering stem, which is beaded on the E side, and double-stranded on the W side. In the centre at the base of the window frame the outer roll mouldings end in snake heads curled around to bite themselves. On W of the decorative border is a naked female figure with exposed breasts, splayed legs, and left hand touching genitals, entwined in strands of interlace and flanked by two beasts biting her ears. (The figure is now upside down due to the inverted setting of the sill.)
|d.||approx. 0.38 m|
|width of decorated surround||0.84 m (including border)|
|w. of recessed area||0.30 m|
Below and E of (iii): Carved stone with low-relief foliage, four spirals of fleshy foliage springing from a central stem, set within a frame. Two corners of block broken.
|d.||approx. 0.33 m|
Carved stone with pellets and interlace, Border of three and a half pellets on W side of face, with two interlaced beasts(?) on E side of face. Border moulding below interlace turns corner beside pellets.
Inside S door of nave, on E of doorway, set into wall. Plain square font with round bowl, one corner broken and repaired.