Later parish church set within an oval graveyard on the site of an earlier church, of which a single fragment has been recorded.
A monastery was founded on this site in the 5thc. by St Abban. The monastery, originally called Magh Arnaighe, appears never to have developed into an important foundation. It is not mentioned in any of the major annalistic sources.
E. Culleton, Celtic and Early Christian Wexford, Dublin, 1999, 203.
H. G. Leask, Irish Churches and Monastic Buildings, Dundalk, 1955, I, 163.
M. Moore, Archaeological Inventory of Co. Wexford, Dublin, 1996, 119.