Templemichael and Molana Abbey have, as far as I know, no navigational significance. And, unlike (again, as far as I know) the other places shown here, they are on private property: that of the Ballynatray Estate.
The owners actually welcome and make provision for visitors, which is nice to see, if you’ve had to park in a ditch and scramble through muddy fields, fending off cattle, to reach other historic Irish sites. An oval sign on a pole reads (or read in 2015):
All Dogs must be kept
on lead at ALL times
That seems very reasonable to me. Two oval signs on a gate read:
For Molana, turn right out of the
car park on foot 100m to twin lodges
Pedestrian gate open from Easter to
1st October, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
& Thursdays, from 9.30AM to 4.30PM
Please note the gate will lock
automatically at 4.30PM
Please take care on the road
This car park is provided by the
owner of Ballynatray for the sole
use of visitors to Templemichael
Church and Molana Abbey
Visitors are welcome
Please treat the ruins and their
surroundings with the respect
which their age and beauty deserve
And so say all of me. Landowners who make provision for visitors deserve to be encouraged.
A very scenic place for a picnic .
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