Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Killemlagh Church, Rathkieran, St. Finian´s Bay

We have just celebrated two very important Irish Saints, St. Patrick and St. Finian who is said to have lived in the area. A lot of local place names relate to the latter and churches are dedicated to St. Finian like this medieval church in Cill Imleach in The Glen, St. Finian´s Bay.
The church was first mentioned in the early 14th century in a Papal Taxation List, was reported in good condition in 1615 but already in disrepair by the middle of the 18th century.
Today there are only ruins left but it still is a very magic place to be. You are very near Keel Strand with its huge waves and of course the magical Skelligs out in the Atlantic Ocean.