Killursa

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Killursa
Cill Fhursa
Killursa Church.JPG
Killursa is located in Ireland
Killursa
Killursa
53°28′04″N 9°08′42″W / 53.467762°N 9.144907°W / 53.467762; -9.144907Coordinates: 53°28′04″N 9°08′42″W / 53.467762°N 9.144907°W / 53.467762; -9.144907
LocationOwer, Headford, County Galway
CountryIreland
DenominationCatholic (pre-Reformation)
History
Former name(s)Kildaree Church[1][2]
DedicationSaint Fursey
Architecture
Functional statusruined
StyleAnglo-Norman
Years built12th century AD
Specifications
Length22.5 m (74 ft)
Width7 m (23 ft)
Number of floors1
Floor area160 m2 (1,700 sq ft)
Materialsstone
Administration
DioceseTuam
Designations
Official nameKillursa Church[3]
Reference no.231

Killursa is a medieval church and National Monument in County Galway, Ireland.[4][5]

Location[edit]

Killursa is located 2.6 km (1.6 mi) west of Headford.[6]

History[edit]

A monastery was established here in the 7th century by Saint Fursey (Fursa).[7]

The church on the current site dates from the 12th or 13th century, although the southwestern part is thought to be even older.[8][9] It fell out of use around the 15th century.[10][11]

Description[edit]

The church is rectangular with mullioned Late Gothic window and trabeate doorway.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KillursaChurch". irishantiquities.bravehost.com.
  2. ^ https://www.archaeology.ie/sites/default/files/media/publications/smi-vol-3-text.pdf
  3. ^ https://www.archaeology.ie/sites/default/files/media/pdf/monuments-in-state-care-galway.pdf
  4. ^ "Killursa Church, Headford - TripAdvisor". www.tripadvisor.ie.
  5. ^ Carroll, Michael Henry (30 November 2017). "Valley of the Milk: A History of the Carroll Family of Luggawannia, Headford, Co. Galway". M.H. Carroll – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Carlisle, Nicholas (30 November 2017). "A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland: Exhibiting the Names of the Several Cities, Towns, Parishes, and Villages ... Collected from the Most Authentic Documents, and Arranged in Alphabetical Order. Being a Continuation of the Topography of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland". W. Miller – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "St. Fursa - Patron Saint of Killursa". www.lalley.com.
  8. ^ Spellissy, Sean (1 January 1999). "The history of Galway". Celtic Bookshop – via Google Books.
  9. ^ O'Flaherty, Roderic (30 November 2017). "A Chorographical Description of West Or H-Iar Connaught: Written A.D. 1684". For the Irish Archaeological Society – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Killursa Church, Galway, Ireland". 19 August 2015.
  11. ^ Byrne, Dick (30 November 2017). "Galway on the Bay". Dundurn – via Google Books.
  12. ^ http://www.megalithicireland.com/Killursa%20Church,%20Galway.html