Travel to Ireland and learn about Saint Mary's Church in the city of Clonmel, a beautiful renovated church with a vast history
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Historic St. Mary’s Church is without question the village of Clonmel’s most significant ancient building.
Built in 1204, it has over the centuries gone through some additions and renovations. However, part of the original walls, towers and floors are from the original building.
The stained glass of the magnificent east window is forest sight that catches your eye through the main entry.
During its rich and colorful history, St. Mary has been used as a place of worship for Catholics, Puritans, and the Anglicans.
In the 21st century, it now a place of worship for Protestants and has been so since 1660.
Under the current leadership of Rev. George Knowd, the locks have been removed from the gates during the week. The grounds have been cleaned off and this extraordinary battue of history has been opened to the public. Re-establishing St. Mary as the community center it has been in the past.
The graveyard that surrounds St. Mary is an interesting stroll through history with the earliest graves found here dating from the late 1500’s. What continuous to amaze visitors throughout the country of Ireland is how spectacular and rouged this ancient architecture is that has withstood the ravages of centuries for the most pirate attack and is still the useful and used battue of history.