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St Ailbe's Church is a Catholic church in Emly County Tipperary, Ireland, dedicated to Ailbe of Emly (d. 529).[1] Built in the 1880s, it replaced an 1809 church.[2] The sandstone font at the entrance is believed to be medieval, and the nearby graveyard features St Ailbe's Cross, reputedly the saint's tombstone.[2]

St Ailbe's Church
Eaglais Naomh Ailbe
StAilbe'sCross&CIChurchEmly.JPG
Cross and Church of St Ailbe
St Ailbe's Church is located in Ireland
St Ailbe's Church
St Ailbe's Church
52°27′47″N 8°21′07″W / 52.463155°N 8.351851°W / 52.463155; -8.351851Coordinates: 52°27′47″N 8°21′07″W / 52.463155°N 8.351851°W / 52.463155; -8.351851
LocationMain Street, Emly, County Tipperary
CountryIreland
DenominationCatholic
History
StatusParish church
DedicationAilbe of Emly
Architecture
Functional statusActive
StyleGothic Revival
Years built1880–82
Specifications
MaterialsLimestone, ashlar
Administration
ParishEmly
ArchdioceseCashel and Emly
DioceseCashel and Emly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sep 12 – St Ailbe of Emly (d. 528) the Patrick of Munster". Catholicireland.net. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  2. ^ a b "Saint Ailbe's Church, Emly, Tipperary South: Buildings of Ireland: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage". Buildingsofireland.ie. Retrieved 2015-10-14.

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