Kildemock Church aka ‘The Jumping Church’, Louth, Ireland

Visions Of The Past

Kildemock Church aka ‘The Jumping Church’ is one of those unusual places that seem like they could only exist in a country as strange and as old as Ireland. The ancient Church of Deomog once stood on this site, however after the Norman Invasion of the 12th century the parish came under the control of the Knights Templar and this church was built in honour of St Catherine in the early 14th century. It remained under the control of the Knights until the religious suppression of the 1540s. Its hard to say when it fell into a state of disrepair, though one of the grave slabs in the church is dated at 1688 and this may lead us to believe it was used very little for services post 1540.

‘The Jumping Wall’ is a sight to be held, the wall stands almost three feet from its foundation, as you stand…

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