Old Kilfane Church

The Old Kilfane Church is a ruined 14th century church located in Kilkenny, Ireland. While the church is partially in ruins, the site still has well-preserved features. The Old Kilfane Church’s interior contains an altar, piscina, and book rest. Amazingly, the Cantwell Fada adds to the famousness of the site because of the intricate detail, historical relevance, and height. The Cantwell Fada depicts a Norman knight in full armor, carved from limestone. The knight’s shield bears the arms of the Cantwell family; it is believed that knight represents Thomas de Cantwell. The effigy is one of the tallest effigies in Ireland and Britain.