Kiltartan Church and Graveyard

Community Monuments Fund 2021

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Discussions at Kiltartan
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Kiltartan Church
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Cross inscribed on door jamb, Kiltartan
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Galway County Council were successful in their application for funding a Conservation Management Plan for Kiltartan Church and graveyard. Funding was approved under the Community Monuments Fund 2021 by The National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Conservation Management Plan

The Conservation Management plan comprises input from a Conservation Architect,  Ecologist, Archaeologist and Structural Engineer. The plan will inform Galway County Council and The National Monuments Service of the best heritage practice and proposals for a scope of works to conserve the Medieval Church.

Recorded Monument

Kiltartan Church and Graveyard is a Recorded Monument GA122:104 in the ownership of Galway County Council. It is also a Protected Structure (RPS 413). It is a working graveyard possibly dating from the Early Christian Period. The remining ruins date from the twelfth century. This medieval church was dedicated to St Attracta.

Essential Repairs

Essentail repairs were carried out during the Summer of 2021 when masonry had fallen onto graves from the gable. These works were carried out with the permission of the National Monuments Service, Galway County Council and monitored by an Archaeologist.

 

This page was added on 15/11/2021.

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