St. Peter's Church, Ennisnag, Kilkenny

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Saint Peters, Ennisnag
52°32′42″N 7°13′37″W / 52.545072°N 7.226921°W / 52.545072; -7.226921Coordinates: 52°32′42″N 7°13′37″W / 52.545072°N 7.226921°W / 52.545072; -7.226921
Location County Kilkenny
Country Ireland
Denomination Church of Ireland
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Cashel and Ossory
Province Province of Dublin

St Peter's, Ennisnag (Irish: Inis-Snag) is a Protestant Church that lies beside the Kings River, one mile north of Stoneyford village in County Kilkenny, Ireland. The first reference to the church is as a prebend (land gift) in the Papal taxation of 1291, hence the Catholic graveyard. Among those buried there is Hubert Butler, the Anglo-Irish essayist.

The patron saint of Ennisnag was Saint Mogue also known as Saint Aedan of Ferns. The Irish name, Mó Aód Óg, means My little Aedh. Tobermogue, or St. Mogue's holy well, can be seen along the roadside 300 yards (270 m) north of the churchyard. It is now in the form of a County Council pump erected in 1948.