Historic Environment
Bovevagh Road
BT47 4PZ

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
LDY 024:011

About Boveagh Church

This was the site of a pre-Norman church (a timber church – dertech – stood here in 1100) and of the medieval parish church. The present church ruin is medieval with later alterations, and although reported as ruined in 1622, it was repaired and used until the 19th century. It was entered by a south door and windows remain in the north, south and west walls. Near its south-west corner is a small mortuary house or saint’s grave, with a body-shaped cavity and hand-hole at the east end for access to the relics. Of rubble construction with a stone slab roof, it is simpler than the Banagher tomb but is of the same general type. A third in the county can be seen at Tamlaghtard, east of Bellarena station, with a ruined medieval church and holy well nearby.

Other historic places you can visit:

Boveagh Church
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