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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

The Church of the Good Shepherd

Lorum Church of Ireland Church

Lorum. Co. Carlow

Lorum Church of Ireland Church and part of the graveyard

Lorum Map 1900's
The Church of the Good Shepherd Lorum Church of Ireland Church

Evidence of three different churches can be found on the site at Lorum. The 19th century seven-bay church stands on elevated ground in a striking setting about 3.5 km from the River Barrow. It was built about 1838 to the design of Frederick Darley who also designed the gate piers which reflect the detailing of the church. Closeby are the remains of an 18th century church while to the south and east of this building are the barely discernible traces of a much earlier church.

There was a monastic settlement in the area associated with St. Laserian to whom a nearby well is dedicated. Early nineteenth century sources record the presence of a 'steeple' at this site which may indicate the former presence of a round tower. The base of a high cross lies a few paces south of the 18th century building.

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