St Molleran's Church


In Carrickbeg, just across the bridge from Carrick-on-Suir in County Waterford, people can discover St Molleran’s Church. It stands on the site of a 13th-century friary, fragments of which are incorporated into the present building. The Earl of Ormond gave the land to the Franciscans, who occupied the site until the suppression of the monasteries under Henry VIII.

The front wall stands as a reminder of the Great Famine; peasants constructed it as part of a work-for-food project in the 1840s.

€700,000 was recently invested in renovations to this heritage building, including the replacement of the roof and redecoration of the church's interior. The Church reopened April 2017.