Ballinphunta, Church, Co. Clare.

Location – In Craughaun cemetery in Cratloe about 4km from Limerick city. It is a little tricky to find. The OS map shows it near the railway line but it is actually about 10m away near the entrance to the cemetery. Getting to the cemetery is the hard part. You will need to take the turning about 100m South of the grid reference. The entrance doubles as a house entrance but go past the house, keeping it on your left, and you will come to the cemetery carpark.

OS: R 479 617 (map 58)
Longitude: 8° 46' 16.08" W
Latitude: 52° 42' 12.99" N
GPS: R 47880 61658 (Accuracy – 2m)
See map at the bottom of the page.

Description and History – I could find out no information about the history of this cemetery but it looks like a typical medieval parish church. There is little left apart from incomplete sections of three walls with the W wall largely missing. While the graveyard is well maintained, sadly, this ruin is not and is a little bit of a dumping ground as you can see in the pictures below. There is one remains window in the S wall and this shows that there was once some nice stone work here.

Difficulty – Easy enough to get to if you can find your way to the graveyard.

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View as you approach the church.

I would like to see the rubbish removed.

Rubbish blocking some of the remaining features.

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