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1810 – St. Munis Church of Ireland, Forgney, Co. Longford

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Unusual church design with two curving bays flanking the tower over the entrance. The impressive bell tower and unusual vestibules were added in 1813 at the expense of the Countess of Rosse in honour of her late husband Laurence Parsons-Harman (1749 – 1807). The church contains a stained glass window with a brass plaque erected in 1897 and inscribed “To the glory of God and in Memory of Oliver Goldsmith, Poet, Novelist, playwright, born in this parish, of which his father was for twelve years Curate. This window is erected by lovers of the man and his genious”