The rectangular church was built by Sir William Stewart and almost completed by the time of Pynar’s survey in 1619 (Rowan, 1979). Incorporated into the fabric are a number of pieces of reused masonry, principally late medieval but with one possibly Romanesque window head. The window head is said to have been brought from Aughinish Island, Donegal (Kinahan, 1885-6).
A splayed, arcuated lintel reset in the wall above the E window. The opening is framed by a series of flat pellets. Carved in relief above is a stylised tree with, on the left, a winged dragon, and on the right a cat-like creature with trifurcated tail.
G. Kinahan, 'A Brief Report on the Antiquities of County Donegal', Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 17 (1885-6), 424.
B. Lacey et al Archaeological Survey of County Donegal, Lifford, 1983, 342-3.
H. Lanigan Wood and E. Verling ‘Stone Sculpture in Donegal’. In Donegal History and Society, ed. W. Nolan, L. Ronayne and M. Dunleavey, 67-8, Dublin, 1995.
W. Nolan, L. Ronayne and M. Dunleavey, Donegal History and Society, Dublin, 1995, 67–8.
A. Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland; North-West Ulster, London, 1979, 463.