© Church Ruin in Ardagh graveyard
The ruins of the old church in Ardagh cemetery date to about
the fifteenth century. According to Samuel Lewis, the church was destroyed
during the 1641 insurrection. The exact dimensions of the church are not
known but Begley says, "It measures about 20 feet in breadth, but
its length cannot be well determined, as the western gable has entirely
disappeared. Judging, however, from what remains, it was considerable,
as 72 feet of the south wall remains."
© Kilscannel Church Ruin
Westropp mentions a church in Kilscannell townland. Kilscannell
was originally a separate parish. According to Westropp the ruined Church
of Ireland church was built on the site in 1822. Today a graveyard surrounds
Westropp also mentions a church site in Kilmurry or Coolanoran. A church
stood in ruins on the site in 1839. This church was later demolished to
build a house.
Westropp also lists a church called Kilfiachna. According to him, St
Fiachna had a cell here at Kilardan, which may in fact have been Killard
townland at the south edge of the parish.
© Rathronan Church Ruin
There is also a Church of Ireland church ruin in Rathronan.
However, prior to the Reformation this church was Roman Catholic.