Kilmanman Church, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

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Kilmanman,

Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Ireland.

According to Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837): KILMANMAN, or CLONASLEE, a parish, in the barony of TINNEHINCH, QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (S. E.) from Balliboy; containing 3186 inhabitants. The name signifies the “church of Manman,” which he is said to have founded here in the 7th century. He also built the monastery of Lanchoil, or Lahoil, and called it Corrigeen, or the “hermitage of the rocks.” It is about two miles west from Kilmanman church, and near it is a barrow, called “the giant’s grave.” The parish comprises 5817 statute acres of arable and pasture land, besides between six and seven thousand acres of bog and mountain.”

These photographs were taken April 2008.

Kilmanman Gravestone Name index

Kilmanman Gravestone Photographs

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