Saint Molings Chapel, Borris House [Clonagoose Parish]


The parish of Clonagoose worships in the chapel of Saint Moling which is the private chapel of Borris House. It is a stunning example of the Tudor Revival architectural style and has been recently restored. The chapel is a detached single-cell construction built around 1820 and incorporates an undercroft, buttresses, turret and truncated tower. The interior retains the original apse with minor balconies, west gallery and rib-vaulted ceiling. The communion rail and gallery are similar in design to that of the staircase in the main house. On the west gallery there is a striking abstract mural, The Tree of Life, by the British-born Irish artist, Barrie Cook. The chapel is set in the beautiful grounds of Borris House, accessed through the imposing Tudor gates off the main thoroughfare of the village.

Borris House is the jewel in the crown of County Carlow. It is the ancestral home of the MacMorrough Kavanaghs, High Kings of Leinster and is one of Ireland's most beautiful and historic houses.

VISITING BORRIS HOUSE & SAINT MOLING'S CHAPEL: Further information about Borris House including tours and access to the chapel outside times of worship can be obtained from Morgan or Sara Kaanagh at:
Borris House