Ref: K137

Moyle Abbey

 
Townland: Moyleabbey Parish: Narraghmore
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Dublin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 280966(E), 197872(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD036-005
 
Boundary Treatment: Rough coursed stone wall, 1.5m high approx.
 
Natural Heritage Details: 30-50 mature and 20-30 young trees dispersed throughout; semi-natural grassland covering 20% of site; brambles dispersed throughout; lichens visible on all gravestones; ivy on boundaries, trees and ground surface.
 
Description: K137 is located in a field off the N9. It is marked on both the 1st edition OS 6" map and the 1897-1913 OS 25" map. The walled enclosure is accessed only via stone steps which lead up and over the wall in the NW. There are no structures or paths within the enclosure. The ground surface is higher inside than outside the enclosure and the ground surface is uneven and very overgrown. Ivy covers most of the ground surface and there is a large number of trees within the enclosure. Less than 10 gravestones are visible, but more can be felt underfoot. Only one is legible and it dates from 19th century. A number of boxes in the NE corner are probably used for bee keeping.
 
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological and historic interest. No structural remains are visible. Very few headstones are visible those that are date from the 19th century.
 
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: Schools Project (1970s)
Location: Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal and www.irishfamilyresearch.co.uk

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