St. Doulagh's Church

Near Malahide in Kinsealy is St. Doulagh's Church which occupies the site of a 7th century monastic settlement founded by St. Doulagh. Built in the 12th century, the church has many characteristics of early Saxon churches and the original walls are three feet thick.

There are 7 apartments altogether in the church, including a leper's window, through which the unfortunate victim was permitted to receive Holy Communion and a penitential cell where the incumbent languished until he changed his ways.

Tours are available from May to September on Sundays from 2.30pm - 5.30pm. Tours can be arranged at other times for school, families, historical societies and heritage groups by contacting The Friends of St Doulagh's, by phoning Tel: 087 671 1547, or by email: and by checking their website:

St. Doulagh's Church & Well, Kinsealy

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