The beautiful settlement of Craanford is steeped in history. The ancient monasteries of Rossminogue and Clonmona are nearby. At Rossminogue there is an ancient High Cross. Clonamona is also the site of a megalithic monument, a stone 'pair'.
The despised Hunter Gowan, eighteenth and nineteenth century persecutor of the Faith and destroyer of Churches, lived nearby at Mount Nebo. At the height of the 1798 Rising the old Church of Craanford was burned by the Yeomen. The present Church dedicated to St. Patrick, was built in 1844 by Keatings of Clonamona who also built the Church in Monaseed and the Cathedral in Enniscorthy.