A square font (dims 0.5m x 0.5m) with chamfered corners that has a circular projection beneath for the top of a circular stem which was kept at the new Roman Catholic church at Rathkenny is now at the site of the old church and its graveyard. Much of the basin is damaged (surviving H 0.35m). It is thought to have come from a church site in Rathkenny (ME018-003----) c. 900m to the E, but is more likely to have come from the site of the medieval parish church (ME012-041----) c. 440m to the NE.
The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload/revision: 5 June, 2014Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.