One of Kilbaha's claims to fame is the 'little ark' preserved to this day in Moneen church. The story is that one Father Meehan in 1852 had a wooden 'church' built on wheels. This could then be wheeled down to the beach in order for the Catholics of the area to celebrate mass. Why the beach? Well in those days there was no Catholic church. The landlords of the time would not permit one to be built. The area below the high tide mark was considered 'no-man's land' as far as the ruling Protestant minority was concerned and so the Catholics were immune from further persecution.


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