of their church and rightly so as it's very beautiful.
An American friend, who is fortunate to travel around eastern Europe a lot, asked me recently about Irish churches as she likes to photograph the churches she comes upon on her travels.
As I began to tell her that, for the main, Irish churches are simple buildings, I realised that I also had to
give her a brief history lesson about how Irish Catholics were forbidden to practice their faith when the penal laws were introduced in the 1690s.
Built in 1762, it originally had a thatched roof and the bell tower and extension were added at a later date as the penal laws relaxed. Despite the simple style, the church has beautiful crafted details.
It features wonderful stained glass windows by Irish artist Harry Clarke from the early 20th century.