Ballynascreen Old Graveyard Sixtowns, Draperstown, Co. Derry/Londonderry

 

This is an early church site, with a medieval church & graveyard. The church ruin as it stands now is probably late medieval, with reused material - this is especially clear around the S door. The early site must have extended beyond the graveyard to the pasture beyond. The site has strong traditions of St. Patrick & St. Columba, but these are not well documented. It is mentioned in the Annals in 1132 & 1204. The church ruins are being conserved & consolidated to prevent further collapse.

(Northern Ireland Sites & Monuments Record http://apps.ehsni.gov.uk/ambit/Details.aspx?MonID=12954)

 

 
Ballynascreen Old Graveyard Sixtowns, Draperstown, Co. Derry/Londonderry