Uregare was once a parish in its own right, although it now forms part
of Bruff. There were two churches here according to Westropp, Uregare
and Urigedy chapel. Uregare church was removed to build the graveyard
wall between 1826 and 1840. The site of Urigedy was reputed to be situated
to the east of the graveyard.
© Glenogra Church Ruin
The church ruin in Glenogra is still in good condition.
This church was dedicated to St Nicholas on December 10th 1410. The ruin
is situated in Glenogra graveyard, and Westropp states that it had tombs
of de Lacys, Roches, Bourkes, O'Gradys and Fitzgeralds.
© Church Ruin at Tullabracky
Tullabracky was also a parish in its own right before becoming
part of the parish of Bruff-Meanus-Grange. Tullabracky church ruin was
almost levelled by 1901. One wall of the church ruin now stands in Tullabracky
According to Westropp, the church in Bruff was dedicated to St Peter
of Alexandria on the 26th November 1410. It had fallen into decay and
so was demolished by Lady Lucy Hartstonge and a new church built on its
site in 1776. The present day Church of Ireland church in Bruff is dedicated
to St Peter of Alexandria.
According to Pat Quilty, it is believed that the Penal Church stood between
Crawfords Lane and Chapel Lane. However, he himself has not seen any printed
reference to said church, although Bruff Parish Records seem to go back
Westropp also lists a church in Ballygrennane. This church was in the
old parish of Uregare. It is said to have been built by George Evans after