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Drumcreehy Parish church, Bishop's Quarter, Clare

(53°7′22″N, 9°7′31″W)
Bishop's Quarter
M 247 086
pre-1974 traditional (Republic of Ireland) Clare
now Clare
  • Tessa Garton
20 April 1995

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Feature Sets

A large two cell church sitting in a prominent position overlooking the road. The church is divided internally having a transept arch which leads to a chancel. There is considerable ivy growth on the south, west and east walls. Much of the chancel on the western end is overgrown with ivy and other vegetation. The rectangular nave has a late Gothic S doorway and a Transitional E window. The W wall is damaged, but the other walls are intact. The church is now used as a graveyard, with graves inside the church.


Exterior Features



The ruins are referred to in Lewis's entry for nearby Ballyvaughan: 'On the lands called 'The Bishop’s Quarter' are the remains of a religious house, of which no particulars are recorded' (Lewis 1847, 504). What little is known about the building is accessible in Large (2011).


S. Large, A Church and Graveyard Survey in County Clare, Version 1.0, June 2011, Mon. CL002-014002.

S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1, 1840, 504.