These ruined churches are situated one and a half miles north east of Portaferry

These two ruined churches are situated one and a half miles north east of Portaferry on the A2 Cloghey Road and are signposted from Portaferry.  There is written evidence of pre-Norman ecclesiastical activity at the site associated with St. Cumman (see also St Cooey’s Wells), and there was a chapel here in 1302-1306.  Evidence dates these two small churches to the 10th or 11th-century.  Excavations at the churches uncovered Early Christian period occupation and a cemetery of stone-built graves under the churches.  An earlier stone and wood building, which was possibly a church was also uncovered.  A small early cross-carved stone is set in the larger church and may be viewed.  Access is by a gate at the roadside and along a fenced path.  There is a small signpost at the entrance. 

Open all year. 

Admission is free.

Opening Times

  • Accessible at all times

Prices

  • Free

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