21) Knockmaon church, X188932.
The ruins of Knockmaon church sit on the top of a rocky, limestone knoll. This is one of the few good areas of limestone in the county to botanize as the others are covered in scrub and trees. Alexanders grow around the ruin. This is the only site in the county for Crested Hair-grass and one of two for Slender Trefoil. On the west-facing slope Bee Orchids, Pyramidal Orchids and Adder’s-tongue are found in small numbers. A small steep rock face is covered in Entire-leaved Cotoneaster and a scattering of Common Calamint. Wall Speedwell and Field Madder are two of the tiny species to be seen.