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A small well preserved village on the Gorey to Carnew road. This village boasts one of the finest attractions in Wexford, a restored 17th century Corn mill. The property has been a focal point of the village for many hundreds of years and is even mentioned in the memoirs of the rebel leader Myles Byrne.
This area is steeped in history, and many interesting remains can still be seen there today. Two miles west of the village in the townland of Rossminogue the remains of an old monastic settlement church and cemetery can be seen. In the Protestant era, a school was built there for the education of the English nobility. There is also the site of a monastery at Clonmona close to the village.
Ruins of ancient churches can also be found in Kilnahue and Knockbrandon, not far from which a Penal Mass rock can be seen. Craanford parish has very close connections with the 1798 Insurrection, the last battle having been fought and won at Ballygullen on July 4th, 1798. There are bicentenery monuments at all these sites.
Travelling further north to the parish of Monaseed you will find the home of Myles Byrne, a famous leader of 1798. A parish hall is built there in his memory. He later joined the French Army and is interred in Paris.
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