At the Close of the Day

A winter’s sunset reflected on the west front of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Gowran, County Kilkenny. Built in the 13th century on the site of an earlier monastery, it was served by a community of clerics unattached to any particular area. Post-Reformation, this part of the building fell into dereliction but in the 1820s the tower and chancel were extensively restored for use by the Church of Ireland.

3 comments on “At the Close of the Day

  1. Michael Thompson says:

    Is this not The West Front?
    I am confused, and it is an age since I was there, but I thought that the (un-aisled) Chancel – with the East End – had been in Anglican use, while the aisled Nave, with the West Front, had remainded a ruin.

  2. Eduardo says:

    The perfect light…

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