Templetown Church Ruins

Templetown Church Ruins


Templetown Church Ruins


The Templetown Church ruins are a ruined medieval church tower and 19th century church on the Hook Peninsula in south-west County Wexford.

The ruins may be ideal for filmmakers who need stark religious ruins by the coast. The two connected ruins are only stone skeletons, but their masonry and design are impressive enough to give the shells a grand sense of faded beauty. The church tower, with its strategtic height and visible battlements, speaks of the violent time period in which it was built. While the newer 19th century church ruin, with its walls carved from old red sandstone, shows a former glory now lost and covered by ivy and brambles.

The medieval tower ruin, built by the Knights Hospitaller on grounds confiscated from the Knights Templar, stands four storeys high and has castellations on its upper battlements. The 19th century church has its walls intact, but the pitch roof is completely lost. The church is connected to the tower by an extenstion near the entrance. Though the upper floors in the tower are completely lost, stone steps in the tower extend up to the first floor level.

FIlmmakers may also be interested in the small unpaved path that runs by the ruins and leads to a small secluded sandy beach.

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There is a restaurant across the road: the Templars Inn.

Parking: The restaurant across the road has parking for ~20 cars.

Nearest town: New Ross, 28km away.

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Templetown Church Ruins, Templetown, New Ross, Co. Wexford


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