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St Molaga, Aghacross, Cork

(52°15′34″N, 8°22′53″W)
R 74 12
pre-1974 traditional (Republic of Ireland) Cork
now Cork
medieval Cloyne
now Cloyne
  • Tessa Garton
18 Aug 1994

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Feature Sets

Ruined church of rough, uncoursed stone, consisting of a rectangular nave, of which the W end retains Romanesque work. The E end is 15thc. as is the window in the E wall and that at the E end of the S wall. There are traces of a splayed window in the S wall. The central section of both nave walls has fallen.


Not known; not recorded by Gwynn and Hadcock.


Exterior Features



The doorway appears to have been inaccurately rebuilt using the remains of a Romanesque doorway. There is no decorative sculpture, only jambstones with angle rolls.

In 1994 excavations and restoration work were carried out at the site and new finds of Romanesque stones from the doorway have been published (see Hanley et al, below).

On a second visit to the site in June 2003, the N wall had collapsed and had been covered in plastic sheeting. The Romanesque stones uncovered in the 1994 excavation were not on site.


K. Hanley, M. Weaver, J. Monk, "An Archaeological Survey of St Molagga?'s Church, Aghacross, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork", Cork County Council, Archaeological Monographs, 1, 1994.

M. Killanin and M.V. Duignan, revised by Peter Harbison, The Shell Guide to Ireland, Dublin, 1989, 212.