If you’ve ever visited the lighthouse you will have passed this historic site in the village before you get to the lighthouse.
This ruin of a medieval church from the 11th Centuary is built on the site of Dubhán’s monastery which was responsible for the original warning beacon at the site of the lighthouse and who were charged with looking after the tower after it was built by William Marshal.
Dubhán was one of three monks from the same Welsh family to settle on the peninsula in the 5th century. The name Dubhán in Irish means fishing hook. Coincidentally, hook is also the Old English for a narrow headland.
The church, which is the earliest surviving church in county Wexford, was preserved in 2015 using traditional methods to ensure it’s continued survival. The bellcote with had been toppled in a storm was reinstated on the western end wall at this time.