Such an interesting piece, showing the tenor of the times. I think the Rathclaren church is different from the one in Timoleague (The Ascension, in your heading). I think the one referred to in this article is called Holy Trinity and is this one: It does indeed have an interesting old graveyard and a holy well nearby.

Timoleague Church of Ireland Graveyard

LOCATIONTimoleague, County Cork, Ireland  Show Map
MEMORIALS243 added (3% photographed)



Further Report Conveyed to His Grace Lord Primate of the Church of Ireland in Dublin 17th December 1731 on the State of Popery including, Aughadown, Ballinadee, Caheragh, a small shed and cabin, Drimoleague, an altar moved from place to place, Fanlobbus (Dunmanway), three small huts open at one end, Drinagh one small hut open at one end, Kilbrittain, Kinsale, Desertserges, Innishannon, Ross, in a field under a hedge, Rathclarin, Schull and Kilmoe three Mass houses three thatched cabins Priests mostly Friars daily moving to and from France and other Popish Countries from Crookhaven, in the Parish of Kilmoe

Richard Hayward (1892-1964), rambles in West Cork 1964, with illustrations by Raymond Piper (1923-2007), Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Timoleague Friary, Rathclarin Church, Donn Byrne, Bandon where the Pigs are Protestants, Rosscarbery where they buried the Elephant, Skibbereen where they ate the Donkey, Coppinger’s Court, Edward Fahy Drombeg Stone Circle, Irish Splurge Glandore, Purple Sea Urchin at Loch Ine, Sherkin Island, Gougán Barra grave of Tadhg Ó Buachalla and Ansty, Pass of Keimaneaigh, Kilruane Pillar Stone Bantry, Glengariff and the Cahas, Saxifraga Geum, Dursey Island birthplace of Don Philip O’Sullivan author of ‘The Catholic History of Ireland in the Elizabethan Period’ in Latin