About this church
It is situated close to Drumskinney Stone Circle (which hosts hundreds of visitors per year), Drumoney Falls, waterfalls of some note and the village of Ederney, a quaint settlement of cultural and tourist interest.
It was almost impossible to get permission to build a Catholic chapel at the time Montiagh was planned, however, the local priest upon death of the landlord told his son that his father had promised the land (even though he hadn't) and the son gave permission.
With the exception of the roof, the chapel was the result of voluntary labour using local stones and kilns. The stone work, windows and graveyard are all of historical interest with graves dating back to 1874 and facing east, which was the tradition at the time, that they may face the rising son. The roof, windows and guttering date to 1901-1903 so they have withstood the passage of time.
Close by are standing stones, Drumskinney stone circle and a mass rock and tunnels. The chapel is a community social point for this small border, rural community near the 'three points' where counties Fermanagh, Tyrone and Donegal meet, as well as two land borders.
In the graveyard there is a stone marking Michael Barrett who was born in the nearby town land of Drumnagreshial. Barrett was the last man to be publicly hanged in England, for his part in the Clerkenwell explosion in December 1867.