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St.Mary's Church

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St Mary's Church,
Gowran,
Co. Kilkenny.

Website: www.heritageireland.ie/en/south-east/stmaryschurchgowrancokilkenny/

Location: In the centre of Gowran town. Follow the R448 from Carlow south towards Thomastown.

Open from 10am to 5.30pm from the May 17 to August 29 in 2018.

St.Mary's Church Gowran Heritage Kilkenny

This collegiate church, was built in the late 13th century on the site of an earlier monastery. It was served by a "college" - clerics who lived in a community but who did not submit to the rule of a monastery.

All that remains if the original 13th Century church is the west tower, the rest of the structure was built in the 15th century. 

Features include some 16th and 17th century tombstones.