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Placename : Ballygunner

In Irish : Baile Gunnair     Administrative Unit : Parish     Audio File (.wav) Pronunciation Audio File

Administrative Details:

The parish takes its name from Ballygunner townland on which the Church (now in ruins) stood. This church was originally dedicated to a St. Mochorog, Confessor, whom we may safely regard as its founder. Mochorog, like many of the early church founders of our eastern and south-eastern seaboard, appears to have been a Briton, and son of Branchan, a British prince. At any rate such was the reputed nationality and parentage of the Saint Mochorog who is honoured at Delgany, Co. Wicklow. This Mochorog of Delgany is stated to have assisted St. Kevin when the latter lay dying.


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Parish Location Map:

Ballygunnercastle, Ballygunnermore, Ballygunnertemple, Ballymaclode, Callaghane, Knockboy,

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