After visiting this site you kind of pause and ask yourself why did the early Christens use Ogham stones in the building of this church? Was it because it was the easiest thing to do or was it because they wanted to wipe out old Pagan history in the area? The site itself is basically an old graveyard and the ruins of an old pre-norman church. It is well kept and taken care of but you do get the weird feeling that these Ogham stones are in the wrong place.
There are two Ogham stones on this site which are clearly visible, one at the cable end of the church and one at the side entrance to the church. The one at the cable end of the church is basically used as a main sile stone for the church window. On this stone its hard to decode the Ogham meaning. On the side entrance, the Ogham stone is close to the ground in a horizontal position. This stone is red sandstone just over a metre in length. Much of the Ogham writing has been lost by the medieval builders but what we and others can make out in the part of inscription on this stone is “Gelan grandson of”, the rest is not visible.
If you wish to visit this Ogham stone I would suggest that you don’t follow the Google Maps position as it shows you that this stone is in the centre of Killkenny. The true location is out the Dublin road >> then on to the R712 with GPS location at 52.655449154346805, -7.146601472129286