The beautiful church of St Michael & All Angels stands in the townland of Millicent, about a mile outside the village of Clane. Consecrated in 1883 and built in the Hiberno Romanesque style, it contains stunning art work, including examples of Cloissone and Scraffito. For anyone interested in the Victorian Arts and Crafts Movement and the work of Clement Heaton and Sumner, a visit is a must. However, an educated eye is not necessary for someone to appreciate this gem of a building and the Treasure it contains.
The Old Abbey in Clane was originally the Church of Ireland place of worship and before the Reformation had been a Roman Catholic church. It was abandoned for Millicent, however, when it became clear that major restoration was required and when Thomas Cooke offered the site for St Michael & All Angels.
The renovated clockNow, it is a Community Hall and is also used for Ecumenical worship (given its association with both the Roman Catholic church and the Church of Ireland).