An early monastic site founded by St Mogua -- the date and identity uncertain, Noughaval Church coinsists of a nave and a chapel most of which are in ruins.
There are two distinguihing features of this site: the decorated arch over the south doorway and the ancient ringed cross that stands on a leacht (altar) in the nearby graveyard.
Of the latter feature, it is said that such monuments are indicators of an early Christian site.
About Noughaval Church
Clare County Library: Early Churches of the Burren
Journey to Noughaval Church
Noughaval Church is located in the village of Noughaval about 2-1/4 miles on a minor road running northeast from Kilfenora, County Clare, Ireland.
Megalithomania: Noughaval Church
Ordnance Survey Map (R208967)
Visitors information may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the Visit County Clare website.
Additional Photos of Noughaval Church
Road Sign for Noughaval Church
Doorway to Noughaval Church
Close-Up of Doorway to Noughaval Church
Interior of Noughaval Church
Leacht (Altar) Outside Noughaval Church
Ancient Ringed Cross on Leacht Outside Noughaval Church