St. Mary's Church, Callan facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt. Mary's Church, Callan
|Old Callan Church|
Cill Mhuire, Callainn
|Location||Green Street, Callan, County Kilkenny|
|Denomination||Church of Ireland|
|Previous denomination||Pre-Reformation Catholic|
|Dedication||Mary, mother of Jesus|
|Years built||c. 1250|
St. Mary's is located in the centre of Callan, on the corner of Green Street and Mill Street (Augustine Street).
St. Mary's Church was built c. 1250 by Hugh de Mapilton, Bishop of Ossory. All but the west tower was replaced c. 1460.
The chancel continued as a Church of Ireland (Anglican) place of worship until the 1970s.
The north doorway depicts a carved head of a woman wearing a distinctive horned headdress of the Tudor era.
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