The present church of St John stands on what has been a site of Christian worship since the early part of the 12th century. Before the present parish of Boherlahan-Dualla, the parish was known as Ardmayle-Ballysheehan. For over 800 years, worship of one form or another, from Catholic to Protestant and back to Catholic, took place here. In 1987 it was reconsecrated as a Catholic church. After extensive renovations by Ardmayle Heritage Society, it was opened and blessed on St John’s Eve on 23rd June, 1993. Nowadays, it is mainly used by this society as a meeting place. It has also become a popular venue for weddings, and a Mass for the dead is said on a Sunday in November each year.
Author: Tommy Wallace