Ref: K173

Church of St Laurence O' Toole

 
Townland: Maganey Upper Parish: Dunmanoge
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 272877(E), 185005(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): Ref. B39-05 (Roman Catholic church) Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall and earthen bank/hedgerow
 
Natural Heritage Details: Several mature conifers throughout graveyard; lichen present on headstones; mown grass throughout graveyard.
 
Description: The church was built in the early to middle 19th century. It is bounded on the roadside by a granite stone wall and double iron gates with a pedestrian stile on the left hand side as you approach the site. The burials are laid out on three sides of the church. The headstone date from the 19th and 20th centuries. The headstone types are: Celtic style, rounded, kerb set, railing and table tombs The graveyard is very well maintained. The surrounding fields are used for crops. The River Greese flows to the east of the church.
 
Appraisal: A 19th century graveyard which contains various cut-stone grave markers of marble, limestone and polished granite. The styles are kerbed, obelisk, table and rectangular headstone, which are of some local social, artistic and local historic interest.
 
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: Schools Project (1970s)
Location: Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal

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