St Mary’s Church

It is the oldest graveyard in town with over 1000 recorded burials and the oldest landmark The grave of Christopher Emmet grandfather of the Irish patriot Robert Emmet is located in the grounds. The grave of Ellen O’Leary Poet, and sister of the Fenian John O’Leary is located in the grounds. There has been a military connection with St Mary’s as far back as the 1780 it was a garrison church. There are 9 Commonwealth war graves and 11 other military related graves dating 1880 – 1920 Evening visits by arrangement The church will be open June, July, and August Thursday until Saturday 2.00pm until 5.00pm
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