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Ardskeagh Church
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Ardskeagh Church is located in Ireland
Ardskeagh Church
Ardskeagh Church
Location in Ireland
52°19′55″N 8°37′41″W / 52.331832°N 8.627986°W / 52.331832; -8.627986
Location Ardskeagh, County Cork
Country Ireland
Denomination Catholic (pre-Reformation)
Dedication Saint Michael
Functional status ruined
Style Romanesque
Years built 12th century AD
Length 14 m (46 ft)
Width 9 m (30 ft)
Number of floors 1
Floor area 125 m2 (1,350 sq ft)
Materials stone, mortar
Diocese Cloyne

Ardskeagh Church is a medieval church and a National Monument in County Cork, Ireland.


The church is located 4.4 kilometres (2.7 mi) southeast of Charleville, to the south of the River Awbeg.


Local history claims that it is named for Saint Sciath, a virgin saint who founded a convent here in AD 550. The present stone church was built in the 12th century and dedicated to Saint Michael; it appears in the Papal Taxation of 1302. By 1591 it was abandoned. The church is currently in state guardianship as a National Monument.


The doorway is round-headed, with arch crudely repaired. There is plain, square moulding.

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