Kilbarron Church Conservation Plan 2023

We recently were told that we have been made a grant offer through the Community Monuments Fund to further work on the conservation of Kilbarron Church. We plan to replace the fractured lintel over the entrance and conserve the west gable wall which is almost still intact after being ruinous for over four hundred years.

Our thanks goes to Donegal County Council who shortlisted us for the Fund and to the Heritage Council who have been of great support and funding over the past nine years.

Lintel over the entrance doorway which is shattered through weathering and which we plan to replace with local stone sympathetic to the original stonework of the church.
A wider view of the entrance doorway which has been dated to the early 15th Century.

We must also thank our hard working committee and the supportive landowners and also the local community and wider diaspora who have been generous in their support and contributions to the wider projects.

Kilbarron Church is situated just off the road between Ballyshannon and Rossnowlagh. It was founded by St Barrainn in the 7th Century who was a kinsman of St Columcille. The ancient church gives its name to the ecclesiastical parish of Kilbarron of both Catholic and Church of Ireland.