St.Mary's Church | Kilkenny Tourism

St.Mary's Church


St Mary's Church,
Co. Kilkenny.


Location: In the centre of Gowran town. Follow the R448 from Carlow south towards Thomastown

Open from 10am to 5.30pm from the 18th May to 30th August in 2017

St.Mary's Church Gowran Heritage Kilkenny

This collegiate church, was built in the late 13th century on the site of an earlier monastery. It was served by a "college" - clerics who lived in a community but who did not submit to the rule of a monastery.

All that remains if the original 13th Century church is the west tower, the rest of the structure was built in the 15th century. 

Features include some 16th and 17th century tombstones.