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Detached double height Roman Catholic church, built c.1885, comprising four bay nave, single bay chancel to the southeast with single storey sacristy attached to southwest side with a single-bay entrance porch to the southeast end of main elevation (southeast). Four stage tower, on square plan having an octagonal belfry and spire over, flanking nave to northwest, built c.1912. Pitched natural slate roof with bracketed eaves, raised moulded limestone verges to gable ends and decorative ridge cresting and cast-iron rainwater goods.
Modern glass section added to roof at southeast end of nave. Constructed of dark rock faced limestone having extensive light coloured ashlar/dressed limestone trim, including dressings to openings and flush string courses. Clasping buttress between each bay to nave and to the corners. Cusped lancet openings to nave and to tower, triple graded cusped lancet window to nave gable (northwest) and a wide pointed arched opening to the chancel gable having Geometric cut stone tracery with stained glass windows.
Pointed arched doorcase to southwest face of tower having dressed limestone surround having hoodmoulding and timber sheeted double doors with a plain overlight above. Pointed segmental/Tudor arch to the northwest face to porch having cut stone surround with timber panelled door. Set back from road in own grounds with rubble limestone boundary wall to road frontage having decorative cast iron railings over (to central section) and cast iron double gates. Cut stone plaque reading 'St Feichin's Fore 1885 A.D.' built into wall. Graveyard to southeast of church with collection of cut limestone and slate headstones. Remains of former St. Mary's church (late Medieval) to the east and the remains of a small penal chapel to the north, set in a graveyard. Site located towards the southeast end of Fore Village.

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