20. St Guaire’s Parish Church, Aghadowey

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20. St Guaire’s Parish Church, Aghadowey

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Set on a site of great antiquity, the current church dates from 1797. St Guaire, thought to be a corruption of Jerome, is said to have founded a monastery here in the 7th century. It was noted in 1622, that the church was in ruins and was to be repaired. The church was rebuilt in 1797 with a tower and spire.

There are two bells in the tower, the older bell is dated 1695 and was presented by Queen Anne to her chaplain, Reverend Robert Gage. The descendants of Reverend Gage presented the bell to the church.


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This project is receiving financial support via the District Council Good Relations Programme.