Moville is a small tourist town, situated on the west bank of Lough Foyle and the eastern edge of the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula, near the northernmost point in Ireland. Across Lough Foyle lies Northern Ireland, with the city of Derry being about 30 km south of Moville. While most of our days are spent in Moville, we do hop on a bus fairly regularly and wander around in a different town, thus the blog name, Somewhere in Ireland.
Friday, February 19, 2016
St. Catherine’s Old Church and Burial Ground
The 11th stop on the Heritage Trail. St. Catherine is the patron saint of seafarers.
The view from St. Catherine's Well
The ruined church which was founded in the 15th century as a Friary for the Franciscan Third Order (Regular). (built over an older 12th century church]. It was used by the Planters up until 1828.
Courtesy of the Maritime & Heritage Centre Brochure
The entrance to the church and graveyard
St. Catherine's Church
Some of the old graves still standing.
One of the old graves. The last burial in this cemetery was in 1902.