St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

St. Fintan’s Roman Catholic Church,
Co. Laois,

According to the Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, Mountrath is part of “CLONENAGH, a parish, partly in the baronies of CULLINAGH and MARYBOROUGH EAST, but chiefly in that of MARYBOROUGH WEST, QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER; containing, with the parish of Clonagheen and the post-town of Mountrath, 18,136 inhabitants. “

Also, “In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish is styled an abbacy, and constitutes the three benefices of Ballyfin, Mountrath and Clondacasey, and Raheen and Shanahoe. There are five chapels, all neat plain buildings, situated respectively at Mountrath, Ballyfin, Raheen, Shanahoe, and Clondacasey;…..”

These photos were taken 2014,