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Kilrush Church Ruin
© Kilrush Church Ruin

Kilrush church ruin is located on the North Circular Road in a housing estate opposite Barrington's pier. The area around the church was disturbed during the building of the housing estate. A steel frame has been put in place to support the west wall. The west door has inclined jambs and a large lintel. The east window has an unusual circular head and splay arch. The stone window frame in the south wall dates from the 15th century. It was taken from the old Franciscan Abbey in St Mary's Lane. Robert Vere O'Brien erected this window in Kilrush church in 1900. This window is sometimes called the Quinlivan window.

During excavations, approximately 40 bodies were found buried beneath the Quinlivan window. It is believed that these bodies were buried here in the 16th or 17th centuries. The site is reputed to have been a children's burial ground.

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