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St Patrick, Stickillin

(53°51′32″N, 6°29′46″W)
N 99 91
pre-1974 traditional (Republic of Ireland) Louth
now Louth
  • Rachel Moss
31 Aug 1996

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Feature Sets

A small nave (15.00 m x 5.00 m) and chancel (7.00 m x 3.90 m) church built of limestone and Greywacke rubble with dressed stone jambs. Apart from the W gable which survives close to its original height, the walls survive only at a low level.


The early history of the site is not known.

The church was partially renovated and excavated in 1956 by de Paor and McIvor. During the excavation some painted medieval stained glass, medieval pottery and a coin of Edward III were found.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Interior Decoration


On the basis of the tooling and ornament de Paor dates the building to c.1150.


V. Buckley and D. Sweetman, Archaeological Survey of County Louth, Dublin, 1993, 258–9.

O. Davies, 'Old churches in County Louth' (continued), County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal, 11, no. 3 (1943), 210.

D. G. Lantis, 'Romanesque in Leinster' M.Litt. Thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 1980, 224.

D. McIvor and L. de Paor, 'Townland Survey of Co. Louth: Stickillin', County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal,,13, no.4, (1956), 399–403.