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Banogue Church
© Banogue Church

When the church was built is an issue of debate. It has been claimed that the church was built in 1840 but according to Fr Kennedy, the church was probably built in 1818 or 1819. Stones were brought from Croom to build the church. The church was renovated in 1826 and more than likely the date of 1840 was a further renovation to the church. More recently the church was renovated in 1955.

Altar in Banogue church
© Altar in Banogue Church

On the wall of the church beside the road, there are a number of rings inserted in the wall. These rings were used to tie up donkeys and traps while people were attending mass.

Originally the church consisted of the nave and the left transept of the present church. The right transept was a latter addition - perhaps in 1840. The church is dedicated to SS. Peter & Paul and on either side of the altar is a statue of one of the saints, Peter on the left and Paul on the right. There is also a statue of the Madonna in the church.

statues in Banogue Church
© Statues in Banogue Church

In front of the church there is a depiction of the crucifixion at Calvary. Fr Denis Fitzpatrick erected this in 1938 with the help of the parishioners.

Statue of The Crucifixion
© The Crucifixion

Buried in the grounds of the church are:

  Solomon Frost, P.P. 1902-1922, Died November 24 1922
  Thomas Mortell P.P., Died October 8 1946
  Denis Fitzpatrick, P.P. 1935-1939, Died May 11 1939, aged 56
  Timothy Culhane P.P., Died November 16 1983, aged 66

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