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Title: South Dublin Village Walks - Clondalkin Stop 16: St. John's Church and graveyard.
Authors: South Dublin Libraries - Local Studies
Keywords: South Dublin Village Walks
St John's Church Catholic Priests' Tombstones
St John's Church Stone Font
St Johns Church Ruin
St John's Church Stone Cross
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2013
Description: South Dublin Village Walks - Clondalkin Stop 16: St. John's Church and graveyard. The present St. John's Church was opened in 1789 and was refurbished in 1834 to give the form we see today. The medieval church which was most likely built in the 13th Century was demolished in 1787 to allow work to commence on the building of the new church. Also visible in the graveyard is the ruin of an earlier church; a small cross which is decorated with a ringed cross in relief on one face and a Latin cross in relief on the other and a square tenon at the bottom to secure it in a base; a larger granite cross which may be a boundary marker for the Barony of Uppercross where Clondalkin is located or it may possibly have been erected as a grave marker; a baptismal font carved from a granite erratic and the tombstones of two Catholic priests located along the back wall. St. John's graveyard was the village graveyard where burials from all denominations occurred over a long period.
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South Dublin Heritage Walks Collection

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