St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Roman Catholic Church,
Co. Carlow,

Bagenalstown is in the civil parish of Dunleckney.  Lewis topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us the following:”DUNLECKNEY, a parish, in the barony of IDRONE EAST, county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, on the road from Carlow to Burris; containing, with the post-town of Bagenalstown, 4217 inhabitants.”  Also “In the R. C. divisions the parish is the head of a union or district called Bagenalstown, comprising also part of the parishes of Agha, Fenagh, and Slyguff. The chapel, a handsome edifice lately erected at an expense of £2000, is situated at Bagenalstown; and there are chapels also at Newtown and Ballinkillen, and places of worship for Wesleyan Methodists and Walkerites.”

These photographs were taken April 2014