There has been a church on the seafront at Kilbarrack since the 6th century when a holy man named Berach set up a monastery there. It’s from this man that the place got its name. Kilbarrack means the
If you take a good look over the sea wall at low tide you may be able to spot the place where these streams now enter the sea.
In the 14th century the mariners and fishermen of the area built a church to St. Mary Star of the Sea in Kilbarrack. According to tradition the church was built on this spot near a sand bank for the assistance of ship wrecked mariners. The sailors came here to offer prayers for their friend lost at sea.
Well done Jonathan for a great drawing of the church ruin.