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Kilcolman Church

Kilcolman Church
© Kilcolman Church

The church in Kilcolman was built under the leadership of Fr Jeremiah Murphy P.P. Bishop O'Dwyer laid the foundation stone on August 10th 1913. According to the inscription on the foundation stone, the builder was John Ryan & Sons and the architect was Brian Sheehy.

Kilcolman church is dedicated to St Colman. St. Colman was from Shanbotha, which is situated at the foot of Mount Leinster.

All of the material for the church was brought by train to Ardagh and then transported to Kilcolman by horse and cart.

Altar in Kilcolman Church
© Altar in Kilcolman Church

As you enter the church, there are two stained glass windows that depict St. Ita and St. Colman. The water font in the church dates from 1746 and the inscription bears Maurice Rahilly's name.

To the right of the main altar in the church, there is an altar and statue to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. There is also a statue to the Little Flower. To the left of the main altar, there is a statue and altar to the Sacred Heart. There is also a statue to St. Theresa. The stained glass window behind the main altar in the church was given by the ladies of parish. The window is divided into three sections that depict (from left to right) the Little Flower, Sacred Heart and Mary.

Altar to the Sacred Heart   Altar to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
© Side Altars in Kilcolman Church

Buried in the grounds of the church are:

  John Casey P.P., Died January 24 1966
  Michael Kelly P.P., 1971-1980, Died September 5 1988, aged 82
  Canon John K. Fitzgerald P.P., November 7 1942, aged 78
  William O'Connell P.P., Died March 26 1971

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