S5945 : Kilfane Church, Kilfane, Kilkenny (2)

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilfane Church, Kilfane, Kilkenny (2)
Kilfane Church, Kilfane, Kilkenny (2)
The life size (or slightly larger) knight effigy is almost certainly a Cantwell, who would have been a lord of Kilfane. Dressed in chain mail, he carries a sword and a shield bearing the Cantwell "coat of arms". He dates from the late C13 or early C14, and is known locally as "Long Cantwell". Typical of the period, his legs are crossed, possibly denoting he was a Crusader.

S5945 : Kilfane Church, Kilfane, Kilkenny (3)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 5985 4506 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.2394N 7:7.1017W
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Irish: geotagged! S 5985 4506
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