Kilfane Church & Cantwell Fada
This 13th century church, now in ruins, has an adjoining castellated presbytery or stone house. There are traces of the original consecration crosses to be seen, the ogee headed doorways, remains of the altar, sedilia and book rest. In addition, the church has an adjoining original 3-storey fortified presbytery and bell tower worthy of exploration. Inside the ruined church on the North Wall is the effigy of a Norman Knight in full armour - a Cantwell warrior. It is referred to as Cantwell Fada and this effigy is the tallest of its kind in Britain or Ireland. The Cantwell?s were Lords of Kilfane and adjoining areas from shortly after the arrival of the Normans to the confiscations following the Confederation. The effigy is carved from a single slab of limestone. The knight wears a suit of chain mail. His legs are crossed, the right leg over the left, believed to show that he was a participant in the crusades. In the left hand is carried a large shield bearing the arms of the Cantwell family.