St. Cuthbert’s Church, Kilmahuddrick

St. Cuthberts

On a recent expedition I by chance found another of these ruined medieval churches near Bawnogue in Clondalkin. Known locally,  as Kilmahuddrick or St. Cuthbert’s. These ruins seem to be a dime a dozen lately as im finding them nearly everywhere I go. The ruin can be easily found in St. Cuthbert’s  Park but has nature attempting to reclaim the structure it has been badly vandalised. Kilmahuddrick Church was a  fifteenth century church belonged to the monks of the Abbey of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St. Cuthberts (1)

St. Cuthberts (2)

It was dissolved 1539, and was dedicated to St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. It comprises nave and chancel with a broad arch. An early mention of the church comes in 1186 when one Master Osbertus of Clondalkin gives to the monks the lands of Balichelmer with the chapel and tithes there. After the dissolution of the monastery, the church and the parish of Newgrange was united to the Anglican parishes of Clondalkin and later Tallaght. The Park also contains a nearby graveyard which is linked to the ruin and a possible moated site all of which are listed with the National Monuments service as recorded Monuments.

St. Cuthberts (2)

St. Cuthberts (3)

St. Cuthberts (4)

St. Cuthberts (5)

St. Cuthberts (6)

St. Cuthberts (7)

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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28 Responses to St. Cuthbert’s Church, Kilmahuddrick

  1. Beautiful photos. Almost surreal.

  2. Moody and gorgeous. Excellent work!

  3. Beautiful black and white effect, it really creates an old school feel.

  4. jongadventures says:

    Thanks for checking out our blog! I have to say that you have very hauntingly beautiful pics. Keep up the good work!

  5. Jo Woolf says:

    Superb! I love the magnificent archway and bell tower, and the interior shots.

  6. Aine says:

    Love the arch…awesome pix!

  7. syvels says:

    Wow! Nice shots! 🙂 Keep it up!

  8. Andy says:

    Came on here to thank you for visiting me at City Jackdaw-but soon got sucked into these photographs. Dark and atmospheric, I love them. You found this place by chance, but it must have become a highlight?

  9. ShadyLestrangey says:

    very nice shots of a very nice medieval ruin!

  10. A. Mittal says:

    Captivating pictures 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  11. The B&W conversion works well for these photos. Makes for a moody and sinister image.

  12. Nativegrl77 says:

    Love the B&W’s

  13. mtracy1973 says:

    Hi Ed, as a child I used to climb these ruins. I was searching for them online and saw your pictures..Very nice. I am haunted alot by the gravestones that used to lie just below the south wall of the church. I was hoping you might have got a few photos. I moved from Bawnogue in 87 and now live in Canada, please let me know if you got some photos. Ill trade amazing stories of the church for them.

    • Wow, what a small world. I would love to hear stories about the old place but sadly I dont have any images of any grave stones, from what i remember a large portion of the church was surrounded by bramble and bush any remains of gravestones may have been removed. I did have a go at pushing through the bushes, not a great idea in shorts. but could not see any sign of a graveyard.
      The church now sits in the middle of parklands within a housing estate, Im not sure how it looked in your day, but maybe the council removed these stones?
      If I come across anything further, ill let you know!

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