Kilbonane Church & Graveyard.


   Though Ireland cannot boast of the splendid architectural remains of mediaeval antiquity which are so plentifully scattered throughout other countries, still the number of her ecclesiastical buildings, rude though they be, point to a more widespread system of Christianity. The Cell of the Monk remains as well as the abbey of the cloistered friar.

But in addition to these, there are other ecclesiastical buildings that have played a more active part in the national life of the country. From the time when parochial divisions were determined in Ireland to the troublous days when the Reformation struck root in England and afterwards spread to Ireland, parish churches became as numerous as these divisions

At the present day the number of remains of this class is indeed large; for, in the Diocese of Cork alone, there are to be found about forty such ruined Churches.

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