At the front of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church is an octagonal font (ME019-018001-) which was moved from the parish church at Dowth (ME020-019----) and a font from the old church at Monknewtown (ME019-019----). The font from Monknewtown is about half an octagonal stone (dim. 0.74m; H 0.53m) narrowing towards the flat base (dim. 0.62m), with a circular basin (diam. 0.57m; D 0.2-0.26m) with a wave-like rim whcih rises to peaks at the angles, but with no drain-hole. (Roe 1968, 124-5)
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.
See attached image.
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload/revision: 16 June 2014
Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.