Kilbixy Church and Leper Hospital Open

Mullingar Union of Parishes, Kilbixy Church and Leper Hospital, Kilbixy, Co. Westmeath
August 21st, 2020 - August 25th, 2020
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Kilbixy Church built by Lord Sunderlin 1798, believed designed by James Wyatt. Beside the church are the unique ruins of the few leper hospitals in Ireland. The ruined walls of this hospital are four feet thick with two large window openings - a similar to the keep of a Norman Castle. In grounds is Malone Mausoleum built at the same time, buried inside, including Lord Sunderlin and his brother, the celebrated literary expert "Shakespeare" Malone.

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