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Killursa
Cill Fhursa
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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
Location Ower, Headford, County Galway
Country Ireland
Denomination Catholic (pre-Reformation)
History
Former name(s) Kildaree Church
Dedication Saint Fursey
Architecture
Functional status ruined
Style Anglo-Norman
Years built 12th century AD
Specifications
Length 22.5 m (74 ft)
Width 7 m (23 ft)
Number of floors 1
Floor area 160 m2 (1,700 sq ft)
Materials stone
Administration
Diocese Tuam
Designations
National Monument of Ireland
Official name Killursa Church
Reference no. 231

Killursa is a medieval church and National Monument in County Galway, Ireland.

Location

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

History

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

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

Description

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

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