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Kilfane (Irish: Cill Pháin) is a townland outside of Thomastown in County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is in the parish of Tullaherin

This is also the site of a 13th-century church, now in ruins, has an adjoining castellated presbytery or stone house. There are traces of the original consecration crosses to be seen, the ogee headed doorways, remains of the altar, sedilia and book rest.

Inside the ruined church on the North Wall is the effigy of a Norman Knight in full armour. It is referred to as Cantwell Fada and this effigy is the tallest of its kind in Britain or Ireland.[1]

Kilfane House was the seat of the Power family who were responsible for the creation Kilfane Glen and Waterfall which is now a tourist attraction containing a romantic era (Romanticism) garden and waterfall [2]

There is also a Gaelic Handball alley constructed in Kilfane quarry in the 1920s [3]


  1. ^ In the Shadow of the Steeple - No.2 (published 1990) Pg 51
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  3. ^ In the Shadow of the Steeple - No.1 (out of print) Pg 13

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