St Doulagh's Church

  • Free to visit
St Doulagh’s Church is the oldest stone roofed church still in use in Ireland. It occupies the site of a 7th century monastic settlement established by its namesake. The present structure dates from 1864, though it contains part of the Medieval church. Located in Kinsealy, a 30 minute drive from Dublin City Centre,

St Doulagh’s Church is located in Kinsealy, County Dublin, and was previously home to a Medieval monastic settlement. St Doulagh, who was a hermit, founded the monastic settlement in the 7th century at this site. St Doulagh’s Church is the oldest stone-roofed church still in use in Ireland.

The present structure was built in 1864 and includes part of a church thought to be from the 12th century.

Outside, visitors can see St Doulagh’s well, a detached baptistry and St Catherine’s Pond, an open air pool.

Tours are available from May to September on Sundays from 14:30 - 17:30. Tours can be arranged at other times for school, families, historical societies and heritage groups.

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