List of monastic houses in Ireland

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List of monastic houses in Ireland is a catalogue of the abbeys, priories, friaries and other monastic religious houses in Ireland

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The list is presented alphabetically by County. Foundations are listed alphabetically within each county.

List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Kerry List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Antrim List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Londonderry List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Down List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Armagh List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Louth List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Tyrone List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Wexford List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Dublin List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Wicklow List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Monaghan List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Donegal List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Fermanagh List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Waterford List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Cork List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Limerick List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Clare List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Carlow List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Kilkenny List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Laois List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Tipperary List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Meath List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Kildare List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Cavan List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Leitrim List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Sligo List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Roscommon List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Galway List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Longford List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Westmeath List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Offaly List of monastic houses in Ireland#County Mayo List of monastic houses in Ireland#County MayoA map of Ireland showing traditional county borders and names with Northern Ireland counties colored tan, all other counties colored green

Communities/provenance: shows the status and communities existing at each establishment, together with such dates as have been established as well as the fate of the establishment after dissolution, and the current status of the site.

Formal Name or Dedication: shows the formal name of the establishment or the person in whose name the church is dedicated, where known.

Alternative Names: some of the establishments have had alternative names over the course of time. In order to assist in text-searching such alternatives in name or spelling have been provided.

Monastic Glossary: following the listing, provides links to articles on the particular monastic orders as well as other terms which appear in the listing.

In this article smaller establishments such as cells and notable monastic granges (particularly those with resident monks) and camerae of the military orders of monks (Templars and Hospitallers) are included. The numerous monastic hospitals per se are not included here unless at some time the foundation had, or was purported to have, the status or function of an abbey, priory, friary or preceptory/commandery.

Abbreviations and Key[edit]

List of Houses by County[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

County Antrim[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Aghnakilla Monastery supposed early monastery dissolved before 11th century Achad-cinn;
Achad-na-cille;
Aughnakeely

54°54′34″N 6°23′41″W / 54.9094°N 6.3948°W / 54.9094; -6.3948 (Aghnakilla Monastery (approx)) (approx)
Antrim Monastery AntrimRoundTower.JPG Gaelic monks
possibly founded by St Comgall of Bangor;
plundered 824;
plundered 1018;
destroyed 1147
Oen-truib;
Aen-truib;
Aentreb;
Aontruibh;
Eantrobh;
Oentrebh
[1]
54°43′26″N 6°12′32″W / 54.7240°N 6.2089°W / 54.7240; -6.2089 (Antrim Monastery Round Tower)
Ardclinis Friary tradition of house of Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular — evidence lacking
Armoy Monastery ArmoyRoundTower.JPG supposed early monastery, founded by St Oclan;
dissolved before 11th century
Airthir-maige;
Domnach-;
Ethirmoy
55°08′05″N 6°18′38″W / 55.1347182°N 6.3106157°W / 55.1347182; -6.3106157 (Armoy Monastery Round Tower)
Ballycastle Friary building called 'abbey', apparently built 1612 by Randal Mac Donnell, Earl of Antrim;
standing until the Reformation; probably Bonamargy Friary (v. infra)
Ballyprior Priory Premonstratensian Canons — from Woodburn
(community founded at Woodburn before 1326);
transferred here 1542-3;
dissolved after 1565
Magee Island Priory 54°50′00″N 5°44′22″W / 54.8332679°N 5.7394016°W / 54.8332679; -5.7394016 (Ballyprior Priory (approx)) (approx)
Bonamargy Friary, Ballycastle BonamargyFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1500 (c.1475) by Rory MacQuillan, Lord of Reute (or Mac Donell);
dissolved 1584: burned (1589); granted to the descendants of the founder
Franciscan Friars, First Order Regular
repaired & re-occupied at the petition of Father Conor Mac a'Bhaird, as a rest centre for missionaries 1626-1642, restored 1931; (NM)
Bunanmargaigh [2]
55°12′07″N 6°13′52″W / 55.202°N 6.231°W / 55.202; -6.231 (Bonamargy Friary)
Carrickfergus Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Dryburgh;
priory founded before c.1183;
raised to abbey status 1212;
dissolved after 1320-6; succeeded by Woodburn (v. infra)
Carrickfergus Friary # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1232-48 by Hugh Lacy, Earl of Ulster;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1497;
dissolved 1540;
restored by Queen Mary 1557;
friars expelled 1560;
granted to Sir Edmund Fitzgerald, who assigned it to Sir Arthur Chichester, who built a castle on site 1610;
used as a munitions store, rebuilt as Joymount House 1618;
new house built by friars 1626
Carrac-fergusa;
Cragfargas;
Gracfergos;
Grafergosensis
54°42′56″N 5°48′19″W / 54.7154476°N 5.8053732°W / 54.7154476; -5.8053732 (Carrickfergus Friary)
Church Island Monastery, Lough Beg 54°47′24″N 6°29′05″W / 54.7899659°N 6.4847527°W / 54.7899659; -6.4847527 (Church Island Abbey, Lough Beg)
Church Island Abbey, Lough Beg
Cluain Monastery supposed early monastery founded by St Oclan;
dissolved before 11th century;
protestant church built on site
Kilcluain;
Cell-chluaine
[3]
Connor Monastery church probably founded early 6th century by Mac Nissi (St Macnisse) (Oengus or Coemahan Breac);
episcopal diocesan cathedral;
diocese united with Down 1453
Coinnere;
Condere;
Coinnee
54°48′26″N 6°12′45″W / 54.8072928°N 6.2123866°W / 54.8072928; -6.2123866 (Connor Monastery Cathedral)
Culfeightrin Monastery supposed early monastery founded 5th century by St Patrick;
dissolved before 11th century
Culechtrann;
Kilfeutre
55°10′54″N 6°12′45″W / 55.1817148°N 6.2125393°W / 55.1817148; -6.2125393 (Culfeightrin Monastery (approx)) (approx)
Drumeeny Monastery supposed early monastery early monastic site, monks;
founded 5th century by St Patrick, who left bishop Enan in charge;
dissolved before 11th century
Druim-findich;
Druim-indeich
55°10′35″N 6°18′00″W / 55.176371°N 6.3001129°W / 55.176371; -6.3001129 (Drumeeny Monastery (approx)) (approx)
Druim la Croix Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Dryburgh;
founded before c.1250;
dissolved after 1320-6; succeeded by Woodburn (v. infra)
Druin la Croix;
White Abbey
54°40′19″N 5°54′26″W / 54.67196°N 5.9072797°W / 54.67196; -5.9072797 (Druim la Croix Abbey (approx)) (approx)
Drumtullagh Monastery grange founded 5th century by St Patrick Telagh-Ceneoil-Oingusa;
Tulach
[4]
55°09′31″N 6°23′35″W / 55.1585384°N 6.3931812°W / 55.1585384; -6.3931812 (Drumtullagh Monastery (approx)) (approx)
Dundesert Monastery early monastic site, monks 54°38′29″N 6°11′28″W / 54.6413352°N 6.1912036°W / 54.6413352; -6.1912036 (Dundesert monastic site (approx)) (approx)
Dunseverick Monastery early monastic site, monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick;
first taken by Norsemen 871;
destroyed 926
Dun-sebuirgi;
Dun-sobairche
55°14′14″N 6°26′30″W / 55.2372273°N 6.4415985°W / 55.2372273; -6.4415985 (Duseverick monastic site (approx)) (approx)
Glenarm Friary St. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Glenarm - geograph.org.uk - 954778.jpg Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1465 by Robert Bissett, cousin of Robert Bissett, Provincial of the Third Order in Ireland;
dissolved during the reign of Queen Elizabeth?; granted to Alexander MacDonnell, ancestor to the Earl of Antrim;
site now occupied by St. Patrick's C.I. church
Gleann-arm 54°58′05″N 5°57′16″W / 54.9681597°N 5.9545549°W / 54.9681597; -5.9545549 (Glenarm Friary (site))
Glynn Monastery early monastic site monks;
church founded 5th century by St Patrick
Glinn
Glenn-Fineachta;
Glenn-Indechta
54°49′21″N 5°49′11″W / 54.8226256°N 5.819672°W / 54.8226256; -5.819672 (Glynn monastic site (approx)) (approx)
Inispollan Monastery early monastic site, monks
in existence 5th century, in the time of St Patrick
Inis-pollen 55°07′19″N 6°05′43″W / 55.1220175°N 6.0952638°W / 55.1220175; -6.0952638 (Inispollan monastic site (approx)) (approx)
Inver Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1500 by a Scottish nobleman, Phelim O'Neil;
dissolved during the reign of Queen Elizabeth?
also erroneously given as Inver, Co. Donegal;
granted to James V. Claneboys
54°50′51″N 5°50′24″W / 54.8475191°N 5.8399669°W / 54.8475191; -5.8399669 (Inver Friary site (approx)) (approx)
Kells Abbey purportedly founded before 514 (in the time of St Macnise);
apparently a hermitage by 828 of Ceallach mac Condmaigh, anchorite of Disirt Ceallaigh (possible confusion with same place name in Co. Galway);
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian?
founded after 1140;
destroyed 1316 by Edward Bruce;
rebuilt early 15th century?;
dissolved 1 February 1542, surrendered to the commissioners of Henry VIII;
extant remains on site of textile factory
St Mary;
The Augustinian monastery of Saint John the Baptist (1415)

Disert Abbey;
de Diserto fonte-Conneri;
Ceneles
54°48′35″N 6°13′14″W / 54.809795°N 6.2204277°W / 54.809795; -6.2204277 (Kells Abbey approx site) (approx)
Kilboedain Monastery ~ early monastic site, monks
church founded by St Boedan, abbot
Cell-baedain;
Cell-buadain;
Kilscoba;
possibly Ballywodan in Ardquin, or Ballibodan;
Eiloseoba
Kilroot Monastery early monastic site, founded in or after 412 by St Colman who was sent by St Ailbe of Emly Cell-ruaid;
Cell-ruad
54°43′46″N 5°45′42″W / 54.7295402°N 5.7617283°W / 54.7295402; -5.7617283 (Kilroot Monastery (approx)) (approx)
Lambeg Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1500 by Phelim O'Neil (or M'Donnell);
dissolved before 1572, probably destroyed by O'Neil to prevent use as a fort by the English
Lambegg Friary;
Limbeg Friary
[5]
54°31′55″N 6°01′01″W / 54.5318997°N 6.0170367°W / 54.5318997; -6.0170367 (Lambeg Friary)
Layd Friary tradition of church now ruined belonging to Franciscan Friars
purportedly founded by the sept of McFall (Macfaull)
evidence lacking; also suggested as nuns or Dominican Friars
Lead;
Lede;
Port Obe
[6]
55°05′31″N 6°03′00″W / 55.0920371°N 6.0500161°W / 55.0920371; -6.0500161 (Layd Friary)
Linally Monastery erroneous reference to Lynally, Co. Offaly
Linn Monastery early monastic site, nuns
Magheramorne Monastery early monastic site, monks
founded by St Patrick
Domnach-mor-maige-damoerna 54°48′49″N 5°46′03″W / 54.8136736°N 5.7675258°W / 54.8136736; -5.7675258 (Magheramorne Monastery)
Massereene Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1500 by Phelim O'Neil;
dissolved during the reign of Queen Elizabeth?; granted to Sir Arthur Chichester, Baron of Belfast 1621
Mas-a-rioghna;
Masraona;
Masseryne;
Masevin
[7]
54°42′30″N 6°13′43″W / 54.7083433°N 6.2286093°W / 54.7083433; -6.2286093 (Massereene Friary (approx. loc.)) (approx)
Muckamore Monastery # Gaelic monks
founded 585? (550) By St Colman Elo
Mag-comair;
Moccumur;
Mocmur;
Mucimore;
Muckmore;
Mugcomuir
[8]
54°42′05″N 6°11′20″W / 54.7014569°N 6.1888905°W / 54.7014569; -6.1888905 (Muckamore Priory)
Muckamore Priory Augustinian Canons RegularVictorine
founded before 1185;
dissolved 1540-1;
granted to the Longford family 1639;
thatched house built on site 17th century replaced by house built and landscaped gardens before 1833, extant, without public access
Portglenone Abbey Church * Cistercian monks, O.C.S.O. Abbey of Our Lady of Bethlehem, Portglenone; [9]
54°52′13″N 6°28′31″W / 54.8703363°N 6.4753522°W / 54.8703363; -6.4753522 (Portglenone Abbey)
Portmuck 'Abbey' Cistercian monks
apparently a grange of Inch
Rams Island Monastery early monastic site, monks
founded before 1056? by Gormgal?
Inis-darcairgrenn in Loch-n-Echach;
Lann-Abhaid;
Inisgatden
54°35′06″N 6°18′20″W / 54.5850996°N 6.305546°W / 54.5850996; -6.305546 (Rams Island Round Tower)
Rashee Monastery early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick Raith-sithe;
Rath-sithe
Rath-easpuic-innic Monastery early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick
Rathlin Monastery attempted foundation c.546 by St Comgal of Bangor thwarted when driven away by armed men;
church of Rechrann (identified as Rathlin[notes 1]) founded 635 by Segene, Abbot of Iona;
burned by Norsemen 795; Reachru (identified as Rathlin[notes 2]) plundered 1038;
possession of the island gained by Earl of Essex, Lord Deputy, 1558
Reachrain;
Raghera;
Rachlainn;
Rachlin;
Rachlin Island;
Raghlin
Rathmore Monastery suggested to be Ratheaspuicinnic,[notes 3] an early fortress[notes 4]
Serade Kaill and Bedamegcan Friary ~ Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1445, Archdeacon of Connor appointed to license the building of a monastery by Eugenius IV;
dissolved ?
Bademeghcadab
Straid Friary?
Templepatrick Preceptory # town said to be named for a Knights Hospitaller foundation — evidence lacking Villa Hugonis de Logan
Woodburn Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Dryburgh, Scotland;
founded before 1326 (1242), by John de Courcy, in succession to Carrickfergus and Druim la Croix (v. supra);
dissolved 1 March 1542 [sic] (1542-3), surrendered to the commissioners of Henry VIII;
canons transferred to Ballyprior;
partly demolished after 1558;
site now occupied by Carrickfergus Industrial Centre
The Holy Trinity;
St Mary;
Goodborn Priory
[10]
54°42′29″N 5°50′12″W / 54.7081928°N 5.8366895°W / 54.7081928; -5.8366895 (Woodburn Abbey)

County Armagh[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Armagh Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1126, consecrated by Archbishop Cellach 1126;
refounded 1134;
Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
adopted c.1140 at the instigation of St Malachy;
dissolved 1562; re-established
SS Peter and Paul
Armagh Blackfriars suggested community of Dominican Friars
purportedly founded c.1264 by Patrick O'Scanlon;
evidence lacking
Armagh Priory of Culdees Culdees
founded before 779
Ard-macha
Altum Machae;
Emain-Macha;
Druim Saillech
Armagh Temple-na-Ferta ?Abbey Gaelic nuns
founded 5th century by St Patrick;
Augustinian Cannonesses Regular — Arroasian?
apparently refounded c.1144?;
dissolved 1562?; granted to Francis Annesley, Esq. by King James 1618
Temple Fortagh
Armagh Temple Brigid ?Priory Gaelic nuns
dependent on Temple-na-Ferta
founded 5th century by St Patrick;
Augustinian Cannonesses RegularArroasian?
apparently refounded c.1144?;
dissolved 1562?
Templebreed Priory
Armagh Friary # ArmaghFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars
founded 1263/4-1551 by Archbishop Patrick O’Scannail;
dissolved 1542, though some religious life continued; the buildings were used for welfare purposes later in the 16th century; ruinous by 1600
54°20′38″N 6°39′11″W / 54.3439526°N 6.6531836°W / 54.3439526; -6.6531836 (Armagh Friary)
Ballymyre Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick,[notes 5] possibly Tehallan, Co. Monaghan[notes 6] Baile-mac-maier;
Ballymoyer;
Tech-talain?;
Tahellen?
Creggan Franciscan Friars, First Order — place of refuge Cregan
Derrynoose Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by Mochua of Dairinis;
later Culdees of Armagh
also suggested to be located in Co. Cavan[notes 7]
Dairinis;
Derinish;
Derenoyse;
Toaghy
Eglish Monastery early monastic site; remains of two high crosses on site[notes 8] Eglais 54°23′39″N 6°45′35″W / 54.3941492°N 6.7597248°W / 54.3941492; -6.7597248 (Eglais Monastery)
Killevy Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
actually Killeenbrenan, Co. Mayo — the house at Killevy being a convent of nuns
Kilslere Friary
Killevy Abbey Killevy Old Church - geograph.org.uk - 564089.jpg Gaelic nuns
(community founded c.484 at Faughart; transferred to Beg-erin, Co. Wexford)
transferred from Beg-erin: founded c.500 (517) by St Moninna (Darerca);
Augustinian Cannonesses RegularArroasian?
refounded after 1171?
Church of Ireland church built on site
Cell Sleibe Cuilin;
Cell-shleibe;
Cell-shleibe-mor-Cuillin;
Mons-Cuillinn;
Kilsleve;
Belslebhe;
Killeavy
[11]
54°08′14″N 6°24′33″W / 54.1371511°N 6.4092696°W / 54.1371511; -6.4092696 (Killevy Abbey)
Kill-unche Monastery founded by St Nectan in reg. Conalliae Murthemhne, possibly located in Co. Armagh
Kilmore Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Mochta
burned 749;
also identified as Kilmore, Co. Monaghan;
Church of Ireland church built on site
Cellmor-einer;
Cellmor-muighe-emhir;
Cellmor-Ua-Niallain;
Cellmor-inir;
Cellmor-Aedhan;
Kilmore Aedhan;
cell-mor;
Cella Magna?;
Lismor?;
Killmor-Aedhan?
Kilnasaggart monastery # site occupied by the Kilnasaggart Stone
Seagoe Monastery early monastic site, founded by St. Gobhan, abbot Suidhe Gobha;
Tech-da-Gobha;
Tegh-da-Gobha
Straidbail-Loyse Friary given as friary of Franciscans
founded 1282;
probable mistaken reference to Stradbally, Co. Laois
Tech-fethgnai Monastery early monastic site, possibly a cell near Armagh monastery, founded by Mael-muire, erenagh
Tynan Abbey TynanAbbey.jpg Gaelic monks
founded before 1072;
mansion named 'Fairview' built on site; remodelled in the monastic-gothic style, was always a private home
Tiudhnidha;
Tuidnigha
54°19′52″N 6°49′23″W / 54.331°N 6.823°W / 54.331; -6.823 (Tynan Abbey)

County Down[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Achad-chail Monastery early monastic site, founded by 5th century
Ardicinise Monastery Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded by Hugh Burgo, local tradition of such a foundation, — evidence lacking;
probably Hollywood, v. infra, (Ard-micnascai being the Irish name for Hollywood)
Ard-mic-nascai Monastery early monastic site, founded before 640 by St Laiseran;
Holywood Priory (v. infra) built on site
Ard-mac-Croisk;
Ard-mic-nascai;
Ardnicise?
54°38′35″N 5°49′52″W / 54.6431541°N 5.8311098°W / 54.6431541; -5.8311098 (Ard-mic-nascai Monastery)
Bangor Abbey Bangabby2.jpg Gaelic monks
founded 555 or 559 by St Comgall;
Augustinian Canons Regular — from Armagh
refounded after 1123-4 by St Malachy;
destroyed 1127 during local conflicts c.1140, causing the departure of Malachy and many of his disciples, settling at Ibracense;
dissolved 1539;
assertion of refounding as a Franciscan house is a misinterpretation;
site now incorporated into CI church
Beannchor;
Bennchor;
Vallis Angelorum;
White Choir
54°39′20″N 5°40′29″W / 54.6556693°N 5.6747936°W / 54.6556693; -5.6747936 (Bangor Abbey)
Bright Monastery early monastic site, founded by 540 Mrechtan;
Breatain;
Brich;
Inreathan
54°16′33″N 5°40′06″W / 54.2757772°N 5.6684483°W / 54.2757772; -5.6684483 (Bright Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Burren Dominican Friars — from Newtownards — place of refuge, apparently after the Restoration
Castleboy Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded 1198 by Hugh de Lacy;
dissolved c.1414;
leased 1584 to George Alexander
St John-in-Ards;
St John-in-Ardee;
St Johnston;
St Johnstowne;
Castle-Buy
54°16′31″N 5°40′05″W / 54.275276°N 5.6680192°W / 54.275276; -5.6680192 (Castleboy Preceptory (approx.)) (approx)
Cill-mBian Monastery ~ early monastic site, possibly located in Co. Down, founded before 584 by Fergus, Bishop of Down
Clonduff Monastery early monastic site Cluain daim 54°11′44″N 6°08′38″W / 54.1955475°N 6.1437534°W / 54.1955475; -6.1437534 (Clonduff Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Comber Abbey # St Mary's church, Comber - geograph.org.uk - 348046.jpg Cistercian monks — from Whitland
founded 25 January 1200 by Brien Catha Dun on the site of earlier monastery (see immediately below);
dissolved 1543; granted to James Hamilton, Viscount Clandeboy; assigned to Lord Ardes;
site now occupied by St Mary's C.I. church
Comar;
Domnach-combair;
Comerer;
Cumber;
Cunbyr
Comber monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick
Donnaghmore Monastery early monastic site, founded mid-5th century by St Mac-Erc Domnach-mor-maige-cobha 54°14′38″N 6°13′59″W / 54.2439085°N 6.2329637°W / 54.2439085; -6.2329637 (Donnaghmore Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Downpatrick Monastery # DownpatrickCathedral.JPG early monastic site, traditionally founded 6th century by St Patrick on the dun or ráth on which the CI cathedral now stands Dun-da-lethglas;
Dun-Celtair;
Dun
54°19′40″N 5°43′16″W / 54.3278839°N 5.7211573°W / 54.3278839; -5.7211573 (Downpatrick Monastery)
Downpatrick Friary # Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1240 (before 1243) by Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Ulster;
burnt 1316;
granted to Gerald, Earl of Kildare;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1567?;
expelled by English protestants 1569;
returned 1570;
expelled again later;
destroyed by the English, church retained as a courthouse;
another house built for the convent in the vicinity 1627 (see immediately below)
[12]
Downpatrick Observant Friary # Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1627 in the vicinity of the earlier friary (see immediately above);
dissolved 1650s
   
Downpatrick, St John's Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1138 by Malachi O'Morgair;
Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
adopted after 1140;
incorporated in Down Cathedral 1513;
dissolved before 1541; granted to Gerald, Earl of Kildare
probably St John the Evangelist, though given as St John the Baptist (confusion with Cruciferi priory)
____________________
Monastery of the Irish;
Monaster-Grellach
[13]
Downpatrick, St Thomas the Martyr's Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1183 by John de Courcy, granted by him to the prior and canons of Carlisle;
incorporated into Down Cathedral 1513;
dissolved before 1541; granted to Gerald, Earl of Kildare 1541
St Thomas the Martyr
____________________
Toberglory
Downpatrick Cruciferi Priory Fratres Cruciferi
founded before 1200 by John de Courcy;
incorporated into Down Cathedral 1513;
dissolved before 1541; granted to Gerald, Earl of Kildare
St John the Baptist
____________________
The Priory of the English
Downpatrick Priory Cistercian or Benedictine nuns
convent founded before 1200? purportedly by the Bagnal family;
ruinous by 1513;
incorporated into Down Cathedral 1513
The Nunnery of the Blessed Mary
Dromore Friary Franciscan Friars
founded 1637;
dissolved c.1717
Dromore Monastery + DromoreCathedral.JPG early monastic site, founded 6th century? (c.513) by St Mocholmog (Colman);
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1192?, extant
Druim-mor-mocholmog [14]
54°24′53″N 6°09′06″W / 54.4146743°N 6.151705°W / 54.4146743; -6.151705 (Dromore Cathedral (early monastery))
Drumbo Abbey Drumbo Round Tower - geograph.org.uk - 841467.jpg early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick?;
plundered by Connor, son of Artgal M'Lochlin 1130
Druim-bo 54°31′00″N 5°57′37″W / 54.5166466°N 5.9601618°W / 54.5166466; -5.9601618 (Drumbo Abbey)
Dundrum Preceptory Dundrum Castle 03.jpg Knights Templar
castle purportedly built 1183 by John de Courcy;
in their possession until 1313;
granted to the prior of Down
[15]
54°15′43″N 5°50′42″W / 54.2618692°N 5.8449696°W / 54.2618692; -5.8449696 (Dundrum Preceptory)
Erenagh Abbey Savignac monks — from Furness
founded 1127 by Niall Mac Dunlevi, King of Ulster;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 1147-8;
destroyed by John de Courcy 1177; transferred to Inch 1177
Erynagh;
Ernes;
Urney;
Carig;
Carrig;
Carricke
[16]
Grey Abbey GreyAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Holmcultram
founded 25 August 1193 by Africa, wife of John de Courcy;
dissolved 1 February 1541;
granted to English colonists by Elizabeth I; burnt by Sir Brian O'Neill 1572 to prevent the colonists seeking shelter there;
rebuilt and served for a time as a parish church
Jugum Dei;
Monaster-Liath;
Leigh
54°32′13″N 5°33′18″W / 54.5370032°N 5.5549235°W / 54.5370032; -5.5549235 (Grey Abbey)
Holywood Priory HolywoodPriory.JPG Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
built on site of Ard-mic-nascai Monastery (v. supra);
Holywood (Ard Mhic Nasca in Irish) was named Sanctus Boscus ("Holy Wood") by the Normans after the woodland surrounding the monastery
Ard-mac-Croisk;
Ard-mic-nascai;
Ardnicise?;
de Sacro Bosco ("Holy Wood")
54°38′35″N 5°49′53″W / 54.64312°N 5.83126°W / 54.64312; -5.83126 (Holywood Priory)
Inch Abbey 183149 c33bc7c5-by-Brian-Shaw.jpg Cistercian monks — from Furness
founded 1180 (or 1188) by John de Courcy, on the site of an earlier monastery (see immediately below), replacing the monastery at Carig (Erenagh) which he destroyed;
dissolved 1541
Iniscourcey;
Inis-courcey;
Insula Curcii
54°19′58″N 05°44′00″W / 54.33278°N 5.73333°W / 54.33278; -5.73333 (Inch Abbey)
Inch Monastery early monastic site, foundation and founder unknown;
plundered by Sitric and Norsemen 1001;
plundered 1149
Inis-cumbscraigh;
Inis;
Egnis;
Kilclief Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Patrick;
plundered and burned 935; annexed to Down see 1034
Cell-clethi;
Cell-cleithe;
Kyleleth
54°20′03″N 5°32′51″W / 54.3342078°N 5.5474701°W / 54.3342078; -5.5474701 (Kilclief Monastery)
Killinchy Monastery early monastic site Cell-insi;
Killiny
54°28′17″N 5°40′42″W / 54.4714992°N 5.6782761°W / 54.4714992; -5.6782761 (Killinchy Monastery (approx.)) approx
Kilmbian Monastery ~ early monastic site, possibly located in Co. Down, founded before 584 by Fergus, Bishop of Down Cell-biain;
Cill-m-Bian;
Cill-biein;
Kil-m-bian
Kiltonga Monastery cell, unknown order, foundation or founder;
referred to as the chapel of Kilarneid
Killarneid 54°35′57″N 5°43′10″W / 54.5991863°N 5.7195146°W / 54.5991863; -5.7195146 (Kiltonga Monastery (approx.)) approx
Maghera Monastery Maghera Round Tower, May 2011 (09).JPG early monastic site, founded before 567 by St Domangard, Bishop, disciple of St Patrick Machaire-ratha [17]
54°14′17″N 5°53′51″W / 54.2381057°N 5.8974614°W / 54.2381057; -5.8974614 (Maghera Monastery)
Magheralin Monastery early monastic site;
occupied by remains of 15th-century church
Lann-mocholmoc; 54°27′59″N 6°15′38″W / 54.4664921°N 6.2605369°W / 54.4664921; -6.2605369 (Magheralin Monastery)
Moneyscalp Friary Dominican Friars — from their place of refuge at Burren, (supra)
Movilla Abbey Ruins Of Movilla Abbey.jpg early monastic site, founded before 579 by St Finnian of Moville;
burnt by Norsemen 825;
revived by St Malachy after 1124;
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded after 1135?;
Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian?
adopted after 1140;
dissolved 1542;
site occupied by 13th-15th-century church
Moville;
Magbile;
Maghbille;
Mable;
Mainbile;
Moybily
54°35′35″N 5°41′20″W / 54.593°N 5.689°W / 54.593; -5.689 (Movilla Abbey)
Nendrum Monastery, Mahee Island (Strangford Lough) Nendrummonastery.jpg Patrician monks
from 6th century by St Patrick;
burned 10th century
Oendruim;
Aonagh-urmuman;
Oinach-urmuman;
Nenddrum;
Noindrum;
Noendoma;
Mahee Island
[18]
54°29′53″N 5°38′53″W / 54.498°N 5.648°W / 54.498; -5.648 (Nendrum Monastery / Nendrum Priory)
Nendrum Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on St Bees
founded 1179 by John de Courcy, who granted land to St Bees (dependent on St Mary's, York), on site of earlier monastery (see immediately above);
confirmed to York 1222;
disposed of by Henry de Horton 1288;
dissolved before 1298;
monks probably resided at Templepatrick 13th century;
by 1306 a parish church, abandoned 15th century
Newry Abbey possible foundation of Patrician monks
possible Benendictine monks
founded before 1148?
Cistercian monks — from Mellifont
founded 1153 by Maurice MacLaughlin, King of Ireland;
confirmation of possessions granted 1538 to become a secular collegiate church;
surrendered 10 August 1550; granted to Sir Nicholas Bagnall, Marshall of the Army April 1552;
chapel on site until c.1744 and abbot’s house apparentlyconverted into a private residence;
site was cleared end of 18th century for the construction of the modern town;
a stone carved with a cross in low relief incorporated into the walls of McCann’s bakery, currently on monastic site
St Benedict
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Ibhar-cinntrachta;
Iubhair-cinntrachta;
Mainister-iubhair;
Monaster-de-viride-ligno;
Viride Lignum;
Nivory;
Nyvery
[19][20]
54°10′25″N 6°20′17″W / 54.1735518°N 6.3381889°W / 54.1735518; -6.3381889 (Newry Abbey)
Newry — St Catherine's Priory * Dominican Friars
extant
[21]
Newtownards Priory Newtownards Priory - geograph.org.uk - 35290.jpg Dominican Friars
founded 1244, purportedly by the Savage family[notes 9] or William de Burgo[notes 10]evidence lacking for either;[notes 11]
dissolved February 1541, surrendered by the prior, Patrick O'Doran; granted to Sir Thomas Smith by Elizabeth I;
burned by O'Neill of Clandeboye 1572 to prevent use as a fort by the English;
reroofed by Lord Montgomery for use by Protestants
St Colmcille
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Baile-nua-na-airde;
Baile-nudh-airde;
Villanova;
Newton
54°35′28″N 5°41′32″W / 54.591088°N 5.692157°W / 54.591088; -5.692157 (Newtownards Priory)
Portaferry Monastery # site thought to be now occupied by two small churches    
Raholp Monastery early monastic site, founded purportedly by St Patrick Raith-colpthai;
Cell-colptha;
Kilcholpa
54°21′16″N 5°38′09″W / 54.3543717°N 5.6357108°W / 54.3543717; -5.6357108 (Raholp Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Rathmullan Knights Hospitaller
possible camera or frankhouse, hospital or hospice, limb of Castleboys
Rath-mullin;
Rath-molyn
St Andrews in Ards Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Stogursey, Somerset and Lonlay Abbey, France;
founded after 1183 by John de Courcy;
became denizen:independent from 1356;
dissolved c.1543?; granted by James I, to the Protestant Bishop of Armagh
Black Abbey;
Blackabbey;
Mainister Dubh
[22]
54°31′27″N 5°31′25″W / 54.5241836°N 5.5235449°W / 54.5241836; -5.5235449 (St Andrews in Ards Priory (approx.)) (approx)
Slieve Donard Monastery early monastic site, founded before c.506, possibly by Domangart, son of Echaid Sliab-domhanghairt;
Sliab-domhanghairt-slange;
Salanga;
Raith-murbuilcc
Stokes Priory duplication of St Andrews in Ards[notes 12]
Tamlacht-meenan Monastery early monastic site, founded before 627 Tamlachta Umhail
Tullyhoa Abbey order, foundation and founder unknown;
ruins purported to be the remains of an abbey
Tullylish Monastery # early monastic site, founded by St Bearnasga of Tulach-lis;
mistakenly identified as Tyllylease (Co. Cork);
remains excavated in the vicinity of the ruined parochial church (abandoned 1861, replaced by new church built to the west)
Telach-liss [23]
54°22′29″N 6°20′06″W / 54.3745983°N 6.335044°W / 54.3745983; -6.335044 (Tullylish Monastery)

County Fermanagh[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Aghalurcher Monastery Aghalurcher Church Yard.jpg early monastic site, founded 8th century by St Ronan, son of Aedh Dubh Achad-urchaire
Achad-lurchaire
54°14′04″N 7°27′06″W / 54.2345000°N 7.4518000°W / 54.2345000; -7.4518000 (Aghalurcher Monastery (approx. loc.))
Aghavea Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century (about the time of St Molaise of Devenish) by Lasair of Achad-beithe Achad-beithe 54°17′34″N 7°25′30″W / 54.2926973°N 7.4249067°W / 54.2926973; -7.4249067 (Aghavea Monastery (approx. loc.)) (approx)
Aredmuilt Monastery early monastic site, probably Derryvullan Ariodmuilt
Boho Monastery early monastic site Botha 54°20′59″N 7°47′45″W / 54.3497°N 7.7957°W / 54.3497; -7.7957 (Boho Monastery (approx. loc.)) (approx)
Davy's Island Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
cell of Lisgoole; ruined wall purported to be remains of the cell
Inishmore [24]
54°28′55″N 7°46′45″W / 54.4818289°N 7.779048°W / 54.4818289; -7.779048 (Davy's Island Monastery (appros. loc.)) (approx)
Derrybrusk Monastery Daire-broscaidh;
Aireach-brosca;
Daerybrosca;
Seanadh;
Belle Isle
Devenish Island Abbey, Lough Erne Devenish Abbey.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — probably from SS Peter & Paul, Armagh
founded 1130, adjacent to Culdees house (see immediately below);
Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
dependent on Armagh after 1140;
burnt 1157;
burnt 1360;
apparently dependent on Clogher 1427;
dissolved after 1600; deserted 1607
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Devenish Island

St Laserian's parish and collegiate church (1457)
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Devenish Island Priory;
Daiminis;
Daminis;
Inis-na-nDam
54°22′12″N 7°39′17″W / 54.3700981°N 7.654758°W / 54.3700981; -7.654758 (Devenish Island Abbey)
Devenish Monastery early monastic site, founded before 564 or 571 by St Molaise (Laisre)
Culdees from 10th century
Gola Priory Dominican Friars
founded after 1660 by Fr John MacManus, obtaining land from Lord Enniskillen
The Priory of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Gaula
Iniseo Monastery early monastic site, founded before 777 by St Constans Ins-eo;
Inisionois in Lough Erne;
Eonois
Inishmacsaint Monastery, Lough Erne Inishmacsaint Church SW 2012 09 17.jpg founded 6th century by Saint Ninnidh Láimhdhearg Inis-maige-samh, Island of the Sorrel Plain 54°26′08″N 7°44′43″W / 54.435556°N 7.745278°W / 54.435556; -7.745278 (Inishmacsaint Monastery)
Inisrocha Monastery, Lough Erne early monastic site, listed as an abbey
Kilcoo Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick?;
remains of high cross
St Patrick? [25]
54°22′34″N 8°03′27″W / 54.3760862°N 8.0575482°W / 54.3760862; -8.0575482 (Kilcoo Monastery (approx. loc.)) approx
Kiltierney Monastery early monastic site?;
Cistercian monks
grange
Cell-tighernaigh;
Kilternan
54°30′43″N 7°39′29″W / 54.5119515°N 7.6579205°W / 54.5119515; -7.6579205 (Kiltierney Monastery)
Kinawley Monastery early monastic site, founded before 563 Cell-naale;
Kilnaile
54°13′35″N 7°39′07″W / 54.2263642°N 7.6518212°W / 54.2263642; -7.6518212 (Kinawley Monastery (approx. loc.)) approx
Lisgoole Abbey # founded 1106?
built on site of early monastery (see immediately below);
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1145 by Mc'Noellus Mackenlef, King of Ulaid;
Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian?
possibly adopted between 1140 and 1148 at the behest of St Malachy;
became ruinous, dissolved 1583 (c.1580);
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1580-3;
dissolved 1598, friars expelled;
refounded at another location 1616-ante1811
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Mary, Lisgoole 54°12′43″N 7°29′49″W / 54.212°N 7.497°W / 54.212; -7.497 (Lisgoole Abbey (approx. loc.)) approx
Lisgoole Monastery # early monastic site;
site later occupied by Augustinian priory (see immediately above)
The monastery of Saint Aid, Lisgoole;
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Lissgabail;
Leasa-gobail;
Lisgobhail;
Lis-gamhail;
Lis-gevail;
Lis-govel
Magheracross Monastery apparent early monastic site, Culdee Machaire-na-croise 54°12′43″N 7°29′49″W / 54.212°N 7.497°W / 54.212; -7.497 (Magheracross Monastery (approx. loc.)) approx
Pubble Monastery early monastic site Popull;
Pobul;
Chappell of Popull;
Collidea
Rossory Monastery early monastic site, nuns
founded before 480 by St Fanchea;
church of St Fuinche founded 1084;
hospital or hospice founded c.1371?
Ros-airthir;
Ros-oirthir
Tivealough Friary purportedly Franciscan Friars evidence lacking;
medieval ruins described as 'abbey or church'
Tievaelough;
Tivea Lough;
Magheramanagh
[26]
54°29′18″N 8°02′05″W / 54.4883351°N 8.0347829°W / 54.4883351; -8.0347829 (Tivealough Friary (approx. loc.)) approx
White Island Monastery? attempts made to identify this location as being Eo-inis monastery    

County Londonderry[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Aghadowey Monastery # early monastic site;
hospital of St Gowry 1603
Achad-dubthaigh;
Achedoffey
55°01′49″N 6°40′53″W / 55.0304009°N 6.6814955°W / 55.0304009; -6.6814955 (Aghadowey Monastery (approx.)) approx
Aghanloo Monastery early monastic site;
under erenaghs until 16th century
Ath-luga;
Ath-longe;
Allowa
Agivey Monastery early monastic site; purportedly founded 7th century by St Guar of Aghadowey;
Cistercian monks
grange of Macosquin
Augheve 55°02′40″N 6°35′51″W / 55.0444723°N 6.5974834°W / 55.0444723; -6.5974834 (Agivey Monastery (approx.)) approx
Ballymagrorty Monastery (Derry Diocese) early monastic site,founded 6th century by St Colmcille Baile-meg-robhartaig;
Baile-megrabhartaigh
55°05′41″N 6°39′49″W / 55.0946007°N 6.6635672°W / 55.0946007; -6.6635672 (Ballymagrorty Monastery (Derry Diocese))
Ballynascreen Monastery early monastic site,founded 6th century by St Colmcille Scrin-coluim-cille 54°40′49″N 7°06′41″W / 54.6802327°N 7.1114159°W / 54.6802327; -7.1114159 (Ballynascreen Monastery)
Banagher Monastery early monastic site, traditionally founded 11th century? by St Muriedbach O'Heney;
under erenaghs until early 17th century
Bennchor;
Bangoria
54°53′19″N 6°58′23″W / 54.8884889°N 6.9730569°W / 54.8884889; -6.9730569 (Banagher Monastery)
Bovevagh Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded 575 by St Colmcille;
oratory burned 1100;
under erenaghs until 17th century
Both-mheidhbhe;
Both-medhbha
54°57′33″N 6°56′44″W / 54.9591207°N 6.9455911°W / 54.9591207; -6.9455911 (Bovevagh Monastery)
Camus Monastery early monastic site, founded before c.580;
under erenaghs until 16th/17th century
Camas;
Cambos;
Camsa
55°05′37″N 6°40′44″W / 55.0936059°N 6.6789194°W / 55.0936059; -6.6789194 (Camus Monastery)
Church Island Monastery, Lough Beg early monastic site;
plundered by Ulidians 1129;
under erenaghs until early 17th century
St Mochonna (possibly St Mochonna of Killyman)
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Inistaiti;
InisTeda;
Ballyscullion
54°47′24″N 6°29′05″W / 54.7899946°N 6.4847811°W / 54.7899946; -6.4847811 (Church Island Monastery)
Coleraine Monastery early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick;
burned 731;
suffered destruction 1171 and 1177;
demolished 1214 when castle was built
Cuil Raithin;
Cul-rathain;
Colran;
Bannin;
Killowen
Coleraine Friary Dominican Friars
founded 1244;
Dominican Friars, Regular Observant
reformed 1484;
dissolved 1543
St Mary
Cumber Monastery early monastic site, traditionally founded 5th century by St Patrick; under secular erenaghs until early 17th century Combior;
Camer;
Commyr
Derry Monastery early monastic site, traditionally founded c. 546 by St Colmcille, but probably c.590 by Fiachra mac Ciárain mac Ainmerech mac Sétna;
St Augustine's CI Church or St Columb's Church are cited as alternative possible locations of the monastery
Daire-calgach;
Doire-Choluim-Chille;
Daire Duib-recles;
Cella Nigra
[27]
54°59′41″N 7°19′26″W / 54.9947366°N 7.3239221°W / 54.9947366; -7.3239221 (St Augustine's Church, poss. site of Derry Monastery) possible
or
54°59′34″N 7°19′43″W / 54.9929°N 7.3285°W / 54.9929; -7.3285 (Long Tower Church (St Columb's Church, poss. site of Derry Monastery) possible
Derry Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian — affiliated to SS Peter & Paul, Armagh;
founded c.1233?;
reportedly in very poor state of repair by 1411, due to warfare and adversity;
churches desecrated and community expelled 1566; under occupation by English troops under Colonel Edward Randolph;
restored? canons possibly briefly returned;
dissolved 1576?; reoccupied by the English;
Augustinian Friars
refounded c.1643
Cella Nigra
Derry Priory Cistercian nuns
founded 1218;
dissolved 1512
Derry Franciscan Priory purported foundation of Franciscan Friars;
(in 1609 the commissioners erroneously took the ruins of the Blackfriars house to be Franciscan)
Derry — St Dominic's Priory spurious accounts of earlier Dominican foundation;
Dominican Friars
founded 1274;
dissolved 1576;
briefly restored?
St Dominic
Desertmartin Monastery early monastic site, apparently founded by a member of the O'Lynn family (suggested by the name Mainister O'Fhloinn);
erenaghs until 16th century
Mainister O'Fhloinn;
Moneysterlin
54°46′18″N 6°40′30″W / 54.7717813°N 6.674881°W / 54.7717813; -6.674881 (Desertmartin Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Desertoghill Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Colmcille;
erenaghs until 16th century
Disert-ui-tuathghaill;
Desert-O'Tuohill
54°58′05″N 6°41′13″W / 54.9681366°N 6.6870153°W / 54.9681366; -6.6870153 (Desertoghill Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Donnybrewer Monastery early monastic site Domnach-dala;
Domnach-dola
55°02′46″N 7°13′44″W / 55.0461037°N 7.2287786°W / 55.0461037; -7.2287786 (Donnybrewer Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Drumachose Abbey early monastic site, patronised 6th century by St Cainnech Druimcoos;
Dirumcoos;
Dronagh;
Drungrosa;
Roa
55°07′26″N 6°38′40″W / 55.123919°N 6.6444433°W / 55.123919; -6.6444433 (Drumachose Abbey (approx.)) (approx)
Dunbo Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Adamnan;
erenaghs until 16th century
Dun-bo
Duncrun Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick Dun-cruithne 55°08′48″N 6°56′01″W / 55.1466853°N 6.9335211°W / 55.1466853; -6.9335211 (Duncrun Monastery (approx.)) (approx.)
Dungiven Monastery early monastic site, founded 7th century, by St Naechtain? Dun-geimin;
Dun-giobhin;
Dun-gevin
[28]
54°55′02″N 6°55′18″W / 54.917333°N 6.9216549°W / 54.917333; -6.9216549 (Dungiven Monastery)
Dungiven Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian?
founded after 1140? (after 1138?), purportedly by the O'Cahan family;
dissolved before 1603;
round tower incorporated into church, but collapsed c.1784
St Mary
Errigal Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
destroyed by Norsemen 9th century;
erenaghs until 16th/17th century
Airecal-Adamnan;
Arragel
54°58′11″N 6°44′11″W / 54.9697878°N 6.7362606°W / 54.9697878; -6.7362606 (Errigal Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Faughanvale Monastery early monastic site, erenaghs until 16th century St Canice (St Conici)
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Nuachongbail;
Fochwayll;
Killeitra;
Tircaerthian
Kilcronaghan Monastery early monastic site, patronised by St Cruithnechan;
erenaghs until early 17th century
Cell-cruithneachain 54°47′23″N 6°45′59″W / 54.7896575°N 6.766473°W / 54.7896575; -6.766473 (Kilcronaghan Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killelagh Monastery erroneously given as Co. Derry in Gwynn & Hadcock index — actually Co. Donegal
Kilrea Monastery early monastic site; erenagh land until 1609 Cell-reagh
Lan More Friary ~ Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
foundation unknown;
dissolution unknown;
possibly Co. Derry or Co. Antrim
Landmore?

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55°02′05″N 6°36′34″W / 55.0347919°N 6.6093536°W / 55.0347919; -6.6093536 (Lan More Friary)
Lissan Monastery early monastic site, founded before 744 Lessan 54°41′07″N 6°46′05″W / 54.685226°N 6.7681474°W / 54.685226; -6.7681474 (Lissan Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Macosquin Abbey + St Mary's Church of Ireland, Macosquin - geograph.org.uk - 529704.jpg Cistercian monks — from Morimond, France
founded 1218;
dissolved before 1600; granted to the London Companies (Merchant Taylors) authorities for the plantation of Derry;
house named 'Glebe House' built on site of claustral buildings c.1770;
scant remains of monastic church incorporated into St Mary's Parish Church (C.I.), built on site
Clarus Fons;
Magoscain;
Moycoscain
[29]
55°05′59″N 6°42′26″W / 55.0997568°N 6.7070842°W / 55.0997568; -6.7070842 (Macosquin Abbey)
Maghera Monastery + Maghera Church - geograph.org.uk - 222328.jpg early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Lurach;
plundeded by the Norsemen 832;
church burnt 1135;
diocesan cathedral
see transferred from Ardstraw c.1152;
see transferred to Derry 1254
Machaire-ratha-luraig;
Rath-Luraig;
Rath-lure
54°50′32″N 6°40′24″W / 54.84213°N 6.673466°W / 54.84213; -6.673466 (Maghera Monastery)
Magilligan Monastery early monastic site, erenagh land until early 17th century Aird-megiollagain;
Ardia;
Scrin-i-nArdia;
Ballynascreen-ardia;
Tamlachta-ard;
Tamlaght-ard;
The Shrine of St Columb
55°07′44″N 6°56′33″W / 55.1289776°N 6.9424186°W / 55.1289776; -6.9424186 (Magilligan Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Tamlaght Finlagan Monastery early monastic site, founded 585 by St Fionn-logha;
erenaghs until early 17th century;
site occupied by remains of a church destroyed 1641
Tamlacht-fionloga;
Templefinlagan;
Ballykelly
55°02′26″N 6°58′50″W / 55.0404831°N 6.9806735°W / 55.0404831; -6.9806735 (Tamlaght Finlagan Monastery)
Tamlaght O'Crilly Monastery early monastic site; erenaghs until early 17th century Ta, lachta-mac-ninaich
Termoneeny Monastery early monastic site; erenaghs until early 17th century Termon-any
Eanegea

County Tyrone[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Ardboe Monastery Ardboe Cross.jpg early monastic site, founded late 6th century;
burned 1166;
destroyed by John de Courcey in 1198
Ard-bo;
Arboe
54°37′10″N 6°30′18″W / 54.6195°N 6.50502°W / 54.6195; -6.50502 (Ardboe Monastery)
Ardstraw Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Eugene;
diocesan cathedral c.581;
see transferred to Maghera c.1152;
erenaghs until early 17th century
Ard-stratha;
Ard-strath;
Cenel-Eoghain;
Kinel-eoguin
[30]
54°43′57″N 7°27′31″W / 54.7325038°N 7.4585983°W / 54.7325038; -7.4585983 (Ardstraw Monastery)
Ardtrea Monastery early monastic site, nuns
founded 5th century by St Trea
Artrea;
Ard-trega
54°37′57″N 6°41′11″W / 54.632372°N 6.6863796°W / 54.632372; -6.6863796 (Ardtrea Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Ballinesaggart Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Third Order Regular?
Ballynasaggart Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Third Order Regular
founded c.1489 by Con O'Neal;
dissolved before 1607?
Baile-na-sagart;
Baile-i-dhalaigh
[31]
Priory of Our Lady of Benburb * Servite Friars
founded 1949 at a mansion in the demesne of Benburb Castle
[32]
54°24′30″N 6°44′31″W / 54.4084373°N 6.7418193°W / 54.4084373; -6.7418193 (Priory of Our Lady of Benburb)
Bodoney Monastery # early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick;
St Patrick's Church (CI) possibly built on site
Badoney;
Both-domnaich
[33]
54°45′58″N 7°08′00″W / 54.7662358°N 7.1333027°W / 54.7662358; -7.1333027 (Bodoney Monastery)
Brantry Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual — place of refuge from Armagh 54°27′36″N 6°51′44″W / 54.4599572°N 6.8623256°W / 54.4599572; -6.8623256 (Brantry)
Cappagh Monastery early monastic site, patron St Eoghan;
erenaghs until 16th century
Ceapach 54°39′34″N 7°18′48″W / 54.6594321°N 7.3134517°W / 54.6594321; -7.3134517 (Cappagh Monastery)
Clogher Abbey — St Mary Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
transferred from cathedral (see immediately below) before 1183;
dissolved before 1600?
St Mary
Clogher Abbey — St Macarten's Cathedral ClogherCathedral.JPG early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1111;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1135;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
adopted after 1140;
see transferred to Louth c.1138;
transferred to new site (see immediately above) before 1183;
see returned 1192;
CI episcopal diocesan cathedral from 8 August 1542
St Macarten
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Clochar
54°24′39″N 7°10′19″W / 54.410833°N 7.171944°W / 54.410833; -7.171944 (Clogher Abbey — St Macarten's Cathedral)
Clonfeacle Monastery early monastic site, founded before 597;
Culdees
united to Armagh c.950;
site possibly occupied by St Jarlath's RC Church
Cluain-fiachne;
Cluain-fiacul
[34][35]
54°24′38″N 6°42′32″W / 54.4106415°N 6.7088388°W / 54.4106415; -6.7088388 (Clonfeacle Monastery)
Corickmore Abbey Corickmore Friary SE 2012 09 21.jpg Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded before 1500;
dissolved c.1603; granted to Sir Henry Piers; assignee Sir Daniel Lee
Caorock;
Comrac;
Corrock
[36]
54°44′22″N 7°17′56″W / 54.7393454°N 7.2989237°W / 54.7393454; -7.2989237 (Corickmore Abbey)
Donaghedy Monastery early monastic site, patron St Caidinus (Bishop Caoiti);
erenaghs until early 17th century
Domnach-caoide 54°52′52″N 7°17′22″W / 54.8812174°N 7.2893107°W / 54.8812174; -7.2893107 (Donaghedy Monastery)
Donaghmore Monastery Donaghmore Cross - geograph.org.uk - 52364.jpg early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick;
dissolved after 1172;
burned 1195;
shrines owned by Culdees 1291;
in use as parochial church 1306;
rectory owned by Culdees until 16th century;
church remains visible to 19th century;
damaged high cross re-erected 18th century (NM)
Domnach-mor-maige-imclair [37][38]
54°31′52″N 6°48′48″W / 54.5310374°N 6.8132508°W / 54.5310374; -6.8132508 (Donaghmore Monastery)
Donaghrisk Priory Donaghrisk Old Graveyard - geograph.org.uk - 274542.jpg order unknown
founded 1294 by a member of the O'Hagan family
Domnach-riascad;
Donarisk
[39][40]
54°35′22″N 6°42′23″W / 54.5894514°N 6.706463°W / 54.5894514; -6.706463 (Donaghrisk Priory)
Dromore Abbey Dromore Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 55654.jpg Cistercian monks
purportedly founded on the site of early nunnery (see immediately below);
burnt 1690;
54°30′41″N 7°27′49″W / 54.511322°N 7.463745°W / 54.511322; -7.463745 (Dromore Abbey)
Dromore Monastery early monastic site, nuns, founded by St Patrick;
purportedly on the site of later Cistercian abbey (see immediately above)
Druim-Dubhain Cluain-Dubhain
Drumragh Monastery early monastic site, patron St Colmcille;
erenagh land until 16th/17th century
Druim-raithe;
Dromeraa;
Little Abbey
54°34′03″N 7°16′34″W / 54.5676333°N 7.2762108°W / 54.5676333; -7.2762108 (Drumragh Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Dungannon Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1489 by Con O'Neal (Con McHenry McOwen);
dissolved 1607; granted to Richard Nugent, Baron of Delvin 1611
Ballynasagart
Dungannon Friary Franciscan Friars, First Order
founded after the Restoration 1687;
dissolved 1817
Errigal Keerogue Monastery early monastic site, patron St Ciaran, founded before 506 by St Macartin;
Franciscan St Kieran's church built on site
Airecal-da-chiaroc;
Errigal Keeroge
[41]
54°27′31″N 7°05′53″W / 54.4586671°N 7.0979904°W / 54.4586671; -7.0979904 (Errigal Keerogue Monastery)
Glenarb Monastery early monastic site Cluain-oirb 54°23′38″N 6°50′13″W / 54.3937554°N 6.8368934°W / 54.3937554; -6.8368934 (Glenarb Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Kilskeery Monastery early monastic site, founded 749;
erenagh into 16th century
Cell-scire;
Kilskirry
54°26′30″N 7°32′26″W / 54.4418°N 7.5404476°W / 54.4418; -7.5404476 (Kilskeery Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Leckpatrick Monastery early monastic site; erenagh land until after 1600 Cell-patrick;
Magherynelec
[42]
Longfield Monastery early monastic site; erenagh at least until 1609 Lemchaill;
Leamcoil;
Lauchyll;
Langfield
Magheraglass Priory early monastic site, probably founded 6th century by St Columcille;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
dependent on Armagh;
founded 1242 by Terence O'Hagan;
possibly dissolved by c.1400;
converted into a fortress by the O'Hagans during the Elizabethan wars
Magh-erir-di-ghlais;
Maghcolum-cille;
Maghlemchailli?
[43]
54°38′36″N 6°50′45″W / 54.6433545°N 6.8459421°W / 54.6433545; -6.8459421 (Magheraglass Priory (approx.)) approx
Omagh Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1464;
dissolved c.1603; granted to Sir Henry Piers, assigned to Sir Daniel Lee;
an ivy-clad wall along the riverbank by Abbey Bridge is purportedly part of a monastic foundation
An-Omach;
fOmach;
Ogmag;
Oghmagh
54°36′09″N 7°18′22″W / 54.6025962°N 7.3060518°W / 54.6025962; -7.3060518 (Omagh Friary)
Omagh Monastery early monastic site, apparently founded by 792 (though may refer to Drumragh, supra)
Pubble Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded before 1500;
dissolved c.1603; granted to Sir Henry Piers, assigned to Sir Daniel Lee
Popu;
Pobul;
Puble
[44]
54°43′27″N 7°24′14″W / 54.7242702°N 7.4039417°W / 54.7242702; -7.4039417 (Pubble Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Scarvagherin Friary Scarvagherin Old Church 2012 09 21.jpg Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1456;
dissolved c.1603; granted to Sir Henry Piers
Scairb-an-ciothrainn;
Garvaghkeirinn;
Gervaghkerin
[45]
54°42′48″N 7°31′18″W / 54.7133885°N 7.5215297°W / 54.7133885; -7.5215297 (Scarvagherin Friary)
Strabane Friary purported Franciscan Friars[notes 13] (though Franciscans did not arrive until late 17th century)
Termonamongan Monastery early monastic site, erenaghs at least to c.1411 Termon-ui-mhaoin
Termonmaguirk Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Colmcille;
land owned by the Maguirk family 16th century
Termon-cumaing;
Termon-Comyn
54°33′29″N 7°10′21″W / 54.5581468°N 7.1725059°W / 54.5581468; -7.1725059 (Termonaguirk Monastery (approx.)) (approx.)
Trillick Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by 613 Trelec-mor;
Trelick
54°27′08″N 7°29′21″W / 54.4520961°N 7.4891353°W / 54.4520961; -7.4891353 (Trillick Monastery (approx.)) (approx.)

Republic of Ireland[edit]

County Carlow[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Acaun Monastery #, Rathvilly Parish supposed monastic site — order and period unknown 52°50′31″N 6°43′02″W / 52.8419725°N 6.7172813°W / 52.8419725; -6.7172813 (Acaun — supposed monastic foundation (approx.)) (approx)
Agha Monastery Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Fintan;
possibly not surviving after 10th century
Achad-finglass;
Achadfinglass;
Achad-Urghlais;
Augha
[46][47]
52°43′00″N 6°55′11″W / 52.716628°N 6.919804°W / 52.716628; -6.919804 (Agha Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Aghade Priory Augustinian — Arroasian nuns
dependent on Dublin;
cell of St Mary de Hogges, Dublin;
founded 1151 by Dermot mac Murchard, King of Leinster;
dissolved before 1500?
Athaddy;
Athade;
Athad;
Aghadh;
Aghade Nunnery;
Ath-fhadhat
[48][49]
52°45′36″N 6°44′12″W / 52.7600091°N 6.7365932°W / 52.7600091; -6.7365932 (Aghade Priory)
Athkiltan # Knights Templar manor, possibly located in Co. Carlow Takyltan
Ballymoon Preceptory # supposed (though dubious) establishment of Knights Templar
purportedly founded c.1300
no record of preceptory found
Bally MacWilliam-roe;
Bally-M'William-Row;
Baile-mic-Uilliam
[47]
52°42′00″N 6°54′26″W / 52.7000541°N 6.9071388°W / 52.7000541; -6.9071388 (Ballymoon Preceptory (supposed))
Carlow Monastery Gaelic monks
founded before 601-2 by St Comgal of Bangor, site granted by Cormac, King of Ui Bairrche
Cathair-lach;
Ceithiorlach
52°50′03″N 6°55′32″W / 52.834299°N 6.9255066°W / 52.834299; -6.9255066 (Carlow Monastery)
Poor Clare Monastery Carlow,
Graiguecullen
Carlow Graiguecullen Bridge House 2009 09 03.jpg Monastery of Perpetual Adoration
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Poor Clares
founded 19th century
[50]
52°50′11″N 6°56′27″W / 52.836386°N 6.9407362°W / 52.836386; -6.9407362 (Poor Clare Monastery, Carlow)
Clonmore Monastery Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Mogue;
possibly not surviving after 10th century;
church burnt 1040
Cluain-mor-maedoc;
Clonemore
[51]
52°49′38″N 6°34′10″W / 52.8272595°N 6.5693307°W / 52.8272595; -6.5693307 (Clonmore Monastery)
Domnach-feic Monastery early monastic site, founded 5th century (in the time of St Patrick) by St Fiace Domnach-feich
Dunleckney Preceptory # purported Knights Templar
founded 1300;
dissolved 1308[notes 14]
Leighlinbridge Preceptory? 52°42′29″N 6°57′13″W / 52.7080633°N 6.9536591°W / 52.7080633; -6.9536591 (Dunleckney Preceptory)
Kilfortchearn Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded 5th century (in the time of St Patrick) by St Fortchern, bishop Cell-foirtcheirn;
Ui Drona
Killerig Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1212 (in the reign of King John) by Gilbert de Borard;
Knights Hospitaller
dissolved 1540; granted to the wife of Gerard Aylmer 1590;
leased to James Sherlock of Waterford
The Preceptory of St John the Baptist
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Killargy;
Killarge;
Friarstown
52°50′46″N 6°47′34″W / 52.8460387°N 6.7928714°W / 52.8460387; -6.7928714 (Killerig Preceptory)
Leighlin Abbey LeighlinCathedral.JPG Gaelic monks
founded c.600 by St Gobban;
episcopal diocesan cathedral;
destroyed by fire c.1060;
new cathedral built 12th-13th century; extant;
secular canons purportedly instituted at the cathedral by Bishop John Mulgan (Seaán Ó Maolagáin) c.1422;
dissolved 1567
Old Leighlin Abbey;
Leth-glenn
[47]
52°44′10″N 7°01′32″W / 52.7360192°N 7.0256493°W / 52.7360192; -7.0256493 (Leighlin Abbey)
Leighlin Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular — erroneous reference to the friary of Bakil, Wicklow[notes 15]
Leighlin Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
founded after 1163? at the instance of St Lawrence O'Toole (dubious reference to 9th century foundation by Burchard, son of Gurmund, a Norwegian);
dissolved c.1392;
petition for suppression and appropriation to the cathedral chapter granted by the Pope to the Bishop (Thomas Fleming) 1432
St Stephen
Leighlinbridge Priory Carmelite monks
founded 1265-72 (before the death of Henry III) by a member of the Carew family;
dissolved before 1541; converted into a fort;
restored, convent in existence c.1737
Priory of St Mary [47]
52°44′08″N 6°58′42″W / 52.7355121°N 6.9784641°W / 52.7355121; -6.9784641 (Leighlinbridge Monastery)
Leighlinbridge Preceptory Knights Templar
apparently same as Dunleckney Preceptory (supra)
Lorum Monastery Gaelic monks
patron St Laseroam (Molaise)
Leamhdruim 52°39′49″N 6°55′44″W / 52.6634839°N 6.9289666°W / 52.6634839; -6.9289666 (Lorum Monastery)
St Mullin's Monastery StMullinsAbbey Carlow.JPG Gaelic monks
founded 7th century; (NM)
Achad Cainida;
Tech-moling;
Thamoling;
Temolyn;
Shymylyng;
Thacineling;
Thacmoling
[52]
52°29′20″N 6°55′39″W / 52.488889°N 6.9275558°W / 52.488889; -6.9275558 (St Mullin's Monastery)
St Mullin's Abbey early monastic site, founded 632 by St Molling, site purportedly granted by St Aidan, Bishop of Ferns;
purported Augustinian Canons Regular (no documentation of foundation);
plundered and burnt before 1138; (NM)
[52][53]
52°29′20″N 6°55′39″W / 52.488889°N 6.9275558°W / 52.488889; -6.9275558 (St Mullin's Abbey)
St Mullins Friary Franciscan Friars, license granted 1414 — no evidence foundation ever implemented
Tullow Abbey # Augustinian Friars
founded 1314 by Simon Lumbard and Hugh Talun who granted site;
dissolved 1541?; granted to Thomas, Earl of Ormond, December 1557
Tully;
Tullagh;
Tealach-fortchern;
Tuluch-ua-bfeidhlimidh;
Tullowphelim;
Tullyfelim;
Laghia;
The Black Abbey
[54]
52°48′11″N 6°43′58″W / 52.8030209°N 6.7327309°W / 52.8030209; -6.7327309 (Tully Abbey)
Tullow Friary Carmelite Friars, given in state papers and listed 1645 — no other evidence of foundation
Tullow Monastery # early monastic site, founded 5th century?

County Cavan[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Belturbet Monastery early monastic site; remains of round tower 1906[notes 16]
Cavan Friary CavanFriary.JPG claims of Dominican Friars prior to Franciscans[notes 17]evidence lacking;
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1325-30 by Giolla O'Reilly (Gila-Isu Roe O'Reilly, Lord of Muintur-Maelmordha);
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1499 or 1502 (1503);
destroyed by fire with much of the town 1576, by a woman of the O'Reilly family;
refounded
dissolved 1608
The Friary Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cavan
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Cabhan;
Brefinium
53°59′23″N 7°21′43″W / 53.9897576°N 7.3620415°W / 53.9897576; -7.3620415 (Cavan Friary)
Drumlane Priory The round tower, Drumlane Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 1405855.jpg Gaelic monks
founded before 550, probably by St Colmcille (reputedly founded by St Maidoc, Bishop of Ferns, though already flourishing when he was born);
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
dependent on Kells, Meath;
founded 1143-8?;
dissolved 1570; granted for a term of 21 years to Hugh O'Reilly, head of the Brenie sept c.1570;
nave still used for Divine Service until early 19th century
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Drumlane
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Drumlane Abbey;
Dromlahan
[55]
54°03′33″N 7°28′40″W / 54.0591108°N 7.4779129°W / 54.0591108; -7.4779129 (Drumlane Abbey)
Killinagh Monastery early monastic site, founded early 6th century traditionally by St Brigid and St Laighne Killineach 54°17′11″N 7°54′42″W / 54.2863727°N 7.9117012°W / 54.2863727; -7.9117012 (Killinagh Monastery)
Killachad Abbey founded before 800 by St Tigernach;
plundered by the English late 12th century
Kilmore Abbey Gaelic monks
founded 885 traditionally by St Fedlemid, who transferred his community from Slanore;
parochial church built on site;
raised to episcopal diocesan cathedral status 1452;
new parochial church built 19th century, incorporating remnants believed to originate from the monastic site at Trinity Island;
now the Church of Ireland cathedral
[56]
53°58′47″N 7°24′51″W / 53.9797649°N 7.4140764°W / 53.9797649; -7.4140764 (Kilmore Abbey)
Lough Oughter Abbey, Trinity Island early monastic site;
possible episcopal diocesan cathedral prior to transfer to Kilmore;
Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Loughkey;
island granted to Loughkey by Cathal O'Reilly
founded 1237 by Clarus MacMailin (MacMoylon), Archdeacon of Elphin;
canons brought from Loughkey 1250;
lost conventual status 1412;
restored and regained conventual status 1444;
granted for a period of 21 years to Hugh O'Reilly, Head of the Brenie sept 1570;
found in 1585 that no payment received for over eleven years;
dissolved 1585, though canons remained in occupation;
ruinous by 1646
Trinity Priory;
Loch-uachtair;
Locha-uachtair;
Lochwochdayr;
Ballineval?
53°59′11″N 7°27′47″W / 53.986255°N 7.463050°W / 53.986255; -7.463050 (Lough Oughter Abbey)
Slanore Monastery Gaelic monks
founded early 6th century by Colman mac Echdach;
suggested to have been episcopal diocesan cathedral;[notes 18]
transferred to Kilmore by St Fedlemid
Snamluthir 53°58′34″N 7°28′18″W / 53.9760801°N 7.4716688°W / 53.9760801; -7.4716688 (Slanore Monastery)
Tomregan Monastery Gaelic monks;
traces of church and round tower[notes 19]
Tuaim-dreacon;
Tomregin
54°06′59″N 7°35′43″W / 54.116276°N 7.5953293°W / 54.116276; -7.5953293 (Tomregan Monastery)
Urney Monastery Gaelic monks;
remains purported to be a church of the Bishop of Triburna (Kilmore)[notes 20]
Urnaide [57]
54°02′55″N 7°24′15″W / 54.0487064°N 7.4041843°W / 54.0487064; -7.4041843 (Urney Monastery)

County Clare[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Behagh Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular[notes 21]probable mistaken identification of Beagh, Co. Galway Beagh
Bishop's Island Monastery Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Senan;
remains of eremite monastery[notes 22]
[58][59]
52°40′29″N 9°41′28″W / 52.6746647°N 9.6910572°W / 52.6746647; -9.6910572 (Bishop's Island Monastery)
Canon Island Abbey Canon Island Abbey.png Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1180? by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick, probably on site of early monastery (see immediately below);
dissolved before 1577; granted to Henry, Earl of Thomond; (NM)
Inisnegananagh Priory;
Inis-negananagh;
Inis-negananagad;
Insula Canonicorum;
Elanagranoch;
Elaunaganaghe;
Island of Saints
52°40′45″N 9°02′14″W / 52.6790690°N 9.0370970°W / 52.6790690; -9.0370970 (Cannon Island Abbey)
Canon Island Monastery early monastic site, probably founded by St Senan;
site possibly later occupied by Augustinian abbey (see immediately above)
Ceannindis Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Comgan of Killeshin;
possibly located in Co. Clare
Cenn-indis;
Cenn-innis
Clare Abbey, Clarecastle ClareAbbey.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1189 or 1191 by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick;
dissolved c.1543; granted to Henry, Earl of Thomond 1661; (NM)
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Clareabbey
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Clareabbey;
Clar;
Clair;
Clayr;
Cleara;
de Forgio;
Forgy
52°49′44″N 8°58′09″W / 52.829006°N 8.969058°W / 52.829006; -8.969058 (Clare Abbey)
Corcomroe Abbey CorcomroeAbbey1.jpg suggested early monastic site, Irish monks
founded 1175?;
Cistercian monks from Inish-lounaght;
founded 1194/5, endowed by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick;
dissolved after 1600; granted to Richard Harding (date unknown); (NM)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of the Fertile Rock, Corcomroe
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Corcomruad;
Corcamer;
Corcumro;
Petra Fertili
Sancta Maria de Petra Fertili
[60]
53°07′36″N 9°03′14″W / 53.1267663°N 9.0539575°W / 53.1267663; -9.0539575 (Corcomroe Abbey)
Drim Franciscan Friars — place of refuge 17th century
Drumcliff Monastery Church-Drumcliff-Cemetery-Ennis.jpg Gaelic monks
founded 6th century reputedly by St Colmcille
[61][62]
52°52′04″N 8°59′51″W / 52.867895°N 8.997550°W / 52.867895; -8.997550 (Drumcliff Monastery)
Dysert O Dea Monastery DysertODeaMonastery.jpg Gaelic monks
founded before 735 by Tola;
remains of 12th-century church on site
Dissert O'Dea;
Disert O'Dea;
Dysart O'Dea;
Disert-Tola
[63][64]
52°54′33″N 9°04′06″W / 52.909244°N 9.068390°W / 52.909244; -9.068390 (Dysert O Dea Monastery)
Ennis Friary * Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1240-7 (before 1242? or c.1284) by Donchad Cairbreach O'Brien (Donatus Carbrac O'Brien), King of Thomond;
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1536-40 (1550);
dissolved; granted to the Earl of Thomond 1578; granted to William Dongan Esq.;
dissolved on the death of the last friar 1617;
friars returned 1628; expelled 1651;
friars returned c.1660; expelled 1693;
CI parish church 1615;
Franciscan Friars
founded 1969; extant
Nave: St Francis
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Innse-an-laoigh;
Inis-an-laoigh;
Ennis-an-laoigh;
Inis-cluan-ruada;
Iniscluanramhfada
[65][66][67][68]
52°50′46″N 8°58′54″W / 52.846016°N 8.981610°W / 52.846016; -8.981610 (Ennis Friary)
Ennis Friary * EnnisFranciscanFriary.jpg Franciscan Friars
founded 1841; acquired 1854;
Provincial Novitiate House 1877; Novitiate House of the Irish Province 1902
52°50′46″N 8°58′54″W / 52.846016°N 8.981610°W / 52.846016; -8.981610 (Ennis Friary)
Ennis Nunnery supposed nuns — erroneous interpretation[notes 23]
Ennis Monastery * EnnisMonastery.jpg Poor Clares 52°50′41″N 8°58′45″W / 52.8447748°N 8.9790673°W / 52.8447748; -8.9790673 (Ennis Monastery)
Enniskerry Monastery early monastic site, oratory built by St Senan of Scattery Mutton Island;
Inis-caorach
52°48′47″N 9°30′45″W / 52.813077°N 9.512596°W / 52.813077; -9.512596 (Enniskerry Monastery)
Ennistimon Monastery Gaelic monks Ennistymon;
Omos-timain;
Inis-tomen;
Inis-diomain
52°56′16″N 9°18′05″W / 52.9377762°N 9.3014717°W / 52.9377762; -9.3014717 (Ennistimon Monastery)
Feenish Monastery ~ Gaelic nuns
founded (in the time of St Senan of Scattery) by St Brigid, daughter of Conchraid of the Mactail family?
Inis-fidhe;
Fidh-inis;
Cluain-fidhe;
Finish
52°42′21″N 8°58′20″W / 52.7058791°N 8.972311°W / 52.7058791; -8.972311 (Feenish Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Glencolumbkille Abbey Columban monks
founded by St Columcille;
CI Church on site
Glan Columb-chille;
Glann-columcille;
Glenn-choluimchille;
Glenn-coluimbcille
53°02′01″N 9°00′00″W / 53.0337297°N 9.0000343°W / 53.0337297; -9.0000343 (Glencolumbkille Abbey)
Illaunmore Monastery Gaelic monks
founded 7th/8th century;
possibly not surviving after 10th century (historically located in Co. Galway)
Oilenmor;
Mucinis Monastery? (v. infra)
52°57′55″N 8°17′42″W / 52.9653905°N 8.2950211°W / 52.9653905; -8.2950211 (Illaunmore Monastery)
Illaunmore #,
Lough Derg
possible monastic site — order and period unknown 52°35′57″N 9°46′21″W / 52.5991117°N 9.7725964°W / 52.5991117; -9.7725964 (Illaunmore, possible monastic site)
Inchicronan Priory InchicronanPriory.JPG early monastic site, possibly founded 6th century by patron, St Cronan of Tuamgraney;[notes 24]
Augustinian Canons Regular — from Clareabbey
dependent on Clare;
founded c.1198? by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick, who granted the island to Clare; parish church 1302, built on the site of an earlier monastery;
dissolved c.1543;
restored and in use by 'friars' in the reign of Elizabeth;
church restored for parochial use 1615 by Donogh, Earl of Thomond; granted to Henry, Earl of Thomond 1661; (NM)
Conventual Priory of St Mary, Ynyscronan (1421);
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Inchycronayne;
Inis-cronain;
Inchycronayn
52°55′05″N 8°54′23″W / 52.917942°N 8.906492°W / 52.917942; -8.906492 (Inchicronan Priory)
Inishcealtra Monastery, Inishcealtra
(Holy Island)
InisCealtraMonastery.JPG early monastic site, founded 653 by St Camin, buried here;
suggested Augustinian Canons Regular — evidence lacking
Iniskeltair Abbey;
Iniscealtra;
Inis Cealtra;
Inishcaltra;
Iniscaltra;
Inis-celtra;
Inis-keltair
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52°54′56″N 8°26′54″W / 52.915574°N 8.448333°W / 52.915574; -8.448333 (Inishcealtra Monastery)
Inisanlaoi Monastery monastic site, unknown order and foundation, actually Ennis Franciscan Friary (supra)[notes 25] Inis-anlaoige
Inishloe Abbey Gaelic monks
founded by Turlogh, King of Thomond, buried here; on an island in the Shannon Estuary between Scattery and Limerick[notes 26]
Inis-luaidh;
Inis-lua
52°40′42″N 9°00′59″W / 52.6783099°N 9.016424°W / 52.6783099; -9.016424 (Inishloe Abbey)
Inish-loinge nuns, founded 6th century (in the time of St Senan),[notes 27] sited between Scattery and Limerick Inis-luinge;
Inishloinge
Inishmore Monastery tradition of early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Senan on Deer Island, but Canon Island possibly the site of this foundation of Senan's Inchmore;
Deer Island?
52°42′50″N 9°02′08″W / 52.7137856°N 9.0354784°W / 52.7137856; -9.0354784 (Inishmore Monastery (approx. possible location)) (approx possible site)
Inis-tuaischert early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Senan, possibly Co. Clare, possibly a small island in the Fergus Estuary
Kilballyowen Monastery monastic site, unknown foundation and order
church built to the south of the site, now in ruins in a cemetery
52°35′52″N 9°47′11″W / 52.5977497°N 9.7863668°W / 52.5977497; -9.7863668 (Kilballyowen Monastery)
Kilcarragh Monastery hospital or monastery;
granted to John King
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52°59′14″N 9°13′29″W / 52.9871747°N 9.2246103°W / 52.9871747; -9.2246103 (Kilcarragh Monastery)
Kilfarboy Monastery early monastic site, also given as Kilfobrick, Co. Meath[notes 28] Cell-fobric;
Kilfobrick
Kilfenora Monastery + KilfenoraCathedral.jpg Celtic monks, purportedly founded by St Fachnan (possibly Fachtnan, founder of Ross Carbery)
probably continuing after 1111;
episcopal diocesan cathedral probably by 1152; extant
Fenabore;
Cell-fionnabrach;
Cell-findabrach;
Cell-umabrach;
Fynabore
52°54′56″N 9°12′55″W / 52.915630°N 9.2153406°W / 52.915630; -9.2153406 (Kilfenora Monastery)
Killadusert Monastery Gaelic monks
founder unknown
Killadysert;
Disert-murthaile;
Kildysert
52°40′12″N 9°06′16″W / 52.6701076°N 9.1045258°W / 52.6701076; -9.1045258 (Killadusert Monastery(?))?
Killaloe Monastery Gaelic monks
founded 10th century;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1111
monastery probably continuing after 1111 and throughout 12th century, though evidence lacking;
church becoming CI cathedral 1546
Laonia;
Cell-da-lua;
Kildalua
52°48′23″N 8°26′21″W / 52.8065038°N 8.4392971°W / 52.8065038; -8.4392971 (Killaloe Monastery)
Killinaboy Monastery early monastic site, founded by Ingrid Baoith 52°58′13″N 9°05′08″W / 52.9703205°N 9.0854686°W / 52.9703205; -9.0854686 (Killinaboy Monastery)
Killone Abbey KilloneAbbey.jpg Augustinian Nuns
founded c.1189 (or monks founded 1120) by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick on site owned by Clare Abbey;
dissolved before 1584;
ruinous by 1617;
now in the grounds of Newhall House, with public access
The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Killone
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Killoen;
St John de Thomon
52°48′22″N 9°00′16″W / 52.806224°N 09.004370°W / 52.806224; -09.004370 (Killone Abbey)
Kilnagallech Monastery ~ Gaelic nuns
probable cell
Kinagalliagh;
Kilnagellech;
Cell-eochaille;
Cell-na-Caillech;
Kill-nac-caillech
52°38′53″N 9°33′54″W / 52.6480629°N 9.5650148°W / 52.6480629; -9.5650148 (Kilnagellech Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Kilshanny Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1194 by Donal Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond;
dissolved before 1581?; granted to Robert Hickman
probably St Mary and St Augustine
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Kilshonny;
Cell-seanaig;
Kil-feanye;
Kil-teanna;
Kyllsenayd
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52°58′38″N 9°17′15″W / 52.977224°N 9.2875205°W / 52.977224; -9.2875205 (Kilshanny Abbey)
Mucinis Monastery ~ early monastic site,
plundered by Norsemen 922;
possibly Co. Clare, either at Hog Island or Lough Derg
Muicinis Riagail;
Muck-inis;
Hog Island;
Pig Island
possibly Illaunmore (v. supra)
52°37′13″N 9°29′58″W / 52.6203375°N 9.499322°W / 52.6203375; -9.499322 (Mucinis Monastery, Hog Island? approx.) approx or 52°55′10″N 8°25′22″W / 52.9194475°N 8.4226618°W / 52.9194475; -8.4226618 (Mucinis Monastery, Lough Derg? approx.) approx
Noughaval Monastery Gaelic monks
founded by St Mogua
Nuachongbhail [74][75]
53°00′57″N 9°10′49″W / 53.0157716°N 9.1803219°W / 53.0157716; -9.1803219 (Noughaval Monastery)
Outhgmama Monastery early monastic site Ucht-mama 53°07′50″N 8°58′05″W / 53.1304486°N 8.9680195°W / 53.1304486; -8.9680195 (Outhgmama Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Quin Abbey QuinAbbey.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1402;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1433 by Macon MacNamara;
dissolved 1541, though friars remained in occupation; granted to Conor O'Brien, Baron Ibracken 1543;
confirmed to the Earls of Thomond 1577; granted to Sir Tirlagh O'Brien, of Irishdyman 1583;
burnt 1584;
repaired and refounded by Roman Catholics 1604;
friars expelled 1617;
returned c.1626;
friars expelled 1637; (NM)
Quin Friary;
Quinchy
52°49′04″N 8°51′31″W / 52.8176513°N 8.8586712°W / 52.8176513; -8.8586712 (Quin Abbey)
Rath Monastery # Gaelic monks
founded by St Blathmac;
stump of round tower remained until 1838
Rathblathmaic 52°55′03″N 9°05′08″W / 52.9174088°N 9.0855454°W / 52.9174088; -9.0855454 (Rath Monastery)
Rossmanagher Monastery Gaelic nuns Ros-bendchuir;
Ross-Bennchoir
52°43′14″N 8°47′09″W / 52.7204902°N 8.7858868°W / 52.7204902; -8.7858868 (Rossmanagher Monastery)
Scattery Island Monastery RUINS ON SCATTERY ISLAND, 1902.jpeg Celtic monks
founded 6th century by St Senan (or by St Patrick);
granted to the Mayor and Corporation of Limerick c.1577
Inishscattery 52°36′51″N 9°31′01″W / 52.6142015°N 9.5168316°W / 52.6142015; -9.5168316 (Scattery Island Monastery)
Tomfinlough Monastery Gaelic monks; probably not continuing after 10th century;
site now occupied by remains of Tomfinlough church
Finlough 52°46′59″N 8°50′22″W / 52.7830388°N 8.8395309°W / 52.7830388; -8.8395309 (Tomfinlough Monastery)
Tomgraney Abbey Gaelic monks Tomgrany Abbey;
Tuamgranney Abbey;
Tuamgraney Abbey
52°53′51″N 8°32′31″W / 52.8975644°N 8.5420418°W / 52.8975644; -8.5420418 (Tomgraney Abbey)
Tulla Abbey Gaelic monks 52°52′01″N 8°45′24″W / 52.86685°N 8.7565327°W / 52.86685; -8.7565327 (Tulla Abbey)

County Cork[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Abbeymahon Abbey AbbeymahonAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks — from Baltinglass, Co Wicklow;
(community founded at Aghamanister 1172);
transferred from Aghamanister before 1278;
founded 1278 by Count McSheribay;
jurors deemed the church to have been in parochial use from time immemorial February 1541;
dissolved 1541;
leased to Viscount Barrymore 1568;
leased to Nicholas Walshe, Justice of Munster, 1584;
granted in perpetuity to Walshe 1587
Abbey Mahon Abbey;
Fons Vivus;
Maun;
Maure;
O'Manne;
Ui-Badamna;
O'Badvine;
Obalvine
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51°38′12″N 8°44′11″W / 51.6367183°N 8.7362766°W / 51.6367183; -8.7362766 (Abbeymahon Abbey)
Abbeystrowry Abbey AbbeystrowryAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks — from Abbeymahon
founded after 1228

possibly restored as an abbey before 1281, and shortly failed;
dissolved after 1281;
cell of Abbeymahon from 1281;
dissolved c.1541

Strowry Abbey;
Mainistre-Inscorrye;
Shrowry;
Flumen Vivum?
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51°33′06″N 9°17′19″W / 51.5517524°N 9.2885542°W / 51.5517524; -9.2885542 (Abbeystrowry Abbey)
Aghadown Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
round tower standing until 18th century
Aughadown
Achad-duine
51°32′19″N 9°23′12″W / 51.5385948°N 9.3866158°W / 51.5385948; -9.3866158 (Aghadown Monastery)
Aghamanister Abbey AghamanisterAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Baltinglass;
founded 1172 by Dermot MacCormac MacCarthy, King of Desmond
dissolved before 1278: transferred to Abbeymahon
Ui Badamna;
Abbey
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51°37′32″N 8°46′28″W / 51.625527°N 8.774344°W / 51.625527; -8.774344 (Aghamanister Abbey)
Ballybeg Priory BallybegPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1229 by Philip de Barry;
dissolved 1541; granted to George Bouchier, Esq c.1573 (who forfeited for non-payment of rent);
granted to Stephen Walter of Cork in 1583
St Thomas [78]

52°13′10″N 8°40′11″W / 52.219334°N 8.669831°W / 52.219334; -8.669831 (Ballybeg Priory)
Ballygarvan Monastery ~, Carrigaline parish supposed monastic site — order, foundation and period unknown 51°49′05″N 8°29′19″W / 51.817960°N 8.488569°W / 51.817960; -8.488569 (Ballygarvan, supposed monastic site - approx. loc.) (approx)
Ballymacadane Abbey Augustinian nuns
founded c.1450? by Cormac MacCarthy MacTiege Laider;
dissolved1539?; site granted to Franciscan Friars (see immediately below)
Balie-macedan;
Bally-macedan;
Bally-magadain;
Bally-vacadane
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51°50′18″N 8°34′09″W / 51.8382072°N 8.5692394°W / 51.8382072; -8.5692394 (Ballymacadane Abbey)
Ballymacadane Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1539? on site of Augustinian nunnery (see immediately above);
dissolved before 1584?
51°50′18″N 8°34′09″W / 51.8382072°N 8.5692394°W / 51.8382072; -8.5692394 (Ballymacadane Friary)
Ballynoe ~ supposed monastic site — order and period unknown, suggested Knights Hospitaller[notes 29] Baile-nua-na-sagart [80]

51°59′31″N 8°03′39″W / 51.9918572°N 8.0608749°W / 51.9918572; -8.0608749 (Ballynoe, supposed monastic site)
Ballyvourney Abbey Gaelic nuns
founded 650 (6th or 7th century) by St Abban, for St Gobonate;
possibly continuing after 1111;
dissolved before 1172?
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
Ballvourney
Baile-Mhuirne;
Baile-boirne
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51°56′36″N 9°10′19″W / 51.9433125°N 9.1718674°W / 51.9433125; -9.1718674 (Ballyvourney Abbey)
Bantry Friary Franciscan Friars
founded c.1460 (existing by 1466), 1307?[notes 30] 1320[notes 31])
Observant Franciscan Friars
adopted 1482 by Fr David Hiarlaighy;
Observant Franciscan Friars 1522-32;
nominally suppressed 1541-2; friars reportedly expelled on several occasions[notes 32] by the English during the reign of Elizabeth I;
demolished by Daniel O'Sullivan of Beare;
refounded;
dissolved 1580 and occupied by the English;
O'Sullivan promised to rebuild house 1602
Beanntraighe;
Bendtraigi
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51°40′45″N 9°27′00″W / 51.6792614°N 9.4499588°W / 51.6792614; -9.4499588 (Bantry Friary (approx.)) (approx)

Bawnatemple Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks[notes 33] 51°53′14″N 8°52′22″W / 51.8872993°N 8.8726401°W / 51.8872993; -8.8726401 (Bawnatemple Monastery)
Bridgetown Abbey Bridgetown abbey.jpeg Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine — from Newtown Trim and St Thomas, Dublin
founded 1206-16 by Alexander Fitz Hugh;
dissolved c.1545; obtained by Roger Pope of Grangegorman, surrendered to Sir Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy, 1576-7; held by Viscount of Fermoy 1588; granted to Ludovick Briskell 1595
St Mary
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Bridge Town Priory;
Baile-an-dorchid;
Balindroghed;
Balindregh;
Pons Fermoy;
Villa-Pontis
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52°08′58″N 8°27′00″W / 52.149396°N 8.4499884°W / 52.149396; -8.4499884 (Bridgetown Abbey)
Brigown Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by 6th century? St Abban;
possibly not continuing after 10th century;
round tower fell 1720
Brigobann;
Mitchelstown
52°15′40″N 8°16′07″W / 52.2610659°N 8.2684994°W / 52.2610659; -8.2684994 (Brigown Monastery)
Buttevant Friary ButtevantFriary.jpg Franciscan Friars
founded 1251[notes 34] (1276-9[notes 35] or 1290) by David Oge Barry (David de Barry), Lord Buttevant;
nominally suppressed 1540;
dissolved 1559 (during the reign of Elizabeth I);
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1609-29;
re-occupied from Restoration to after 1800; (NM)
Ecclesia Tumulorum;
Bothon;
Buton;
Killenenagh;
Killnamullagh;
Botha-finn
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52°13′54″N 8°40′09″W / 52.231536°N 8.669136°W / 52.231536; -8.669136 (Buttevant Friary)
Buttevant Nunnery purported nunnery — evidence lacking St Owen or St John the Baptist
Carrigillihy Monastery, Myross parish unknown or doubtful establishment, supposedly Cistercian monks;
founded 1172 by Dermot MacCarthy, King of Desmond;
dissolved; granted to Nicholas Walshe, in perpetuity c.1587;
ruins erroneously attributed as Maure Abbey[notes 36] (actually Abbeymahon)
Carigillihy;
Curraghalicky;
Abbey de Sancto Mauro
51°32′23″N 9°07′41″W / 51.5396625°N 9.1281796°W / 51.5396625; -9.1281796 (Carrigillihy Monastery, supposed monastic site)
Castlecor ~ supposed monastic site — order, foundation and period unknown; apparent abbey at Castle Corinth[notes 37] Castle Corith 52°12′11″N 8°48′07″W / 52.2030831°N 8.8020229°W / 52.2030831; -8.8020229 (Castlecor, supposed monastic site)
Castlelyons Abbey Carmelite Friars
founded 1307-9 (1324) from within the de Barry family, (John de Barry[notes 38]), who had been granted license to alienate an area of land for a Carmelite friary 11 August 1309, but inhibited being without papal license;
dissolved c.1541;
granted to Viscount Barrymore 1568;
restored by c.1737; now Castlemartyr
Castle Lyons [86]

52°05′21″N 8°14′02″W / 52.0891217°N 8.2339901°W / 52.0891217; -8.2339901 (Castlelyons Abbey)
Castlelyons Friary Dominican friars,
founded 1307 by John de Barry;
Dominicans, Franciscans and Carmelites were associated with the foundation
dissolved 1541; granted to Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork
a hedge school 18th century
Castle Lyons [87]

52°05′28″N 8°14′25″W / 52.0911718°N 8.2401967°W / 52.0911718; -8.2401967 (Castlelyons Friary)
Castlemartyr Priory Carmelite monks 51°54′36″N 8°03′31″W / 51.9099142°N 8.0585575°W / 51.9099142; -8.0585575 (Castlemartyr Priory)
Cecilstown ~ supposed monastic site — order and period unknown 52°10′01″N 8°46′13″W / 52.1670357°N 8.7703514°W / 52.1670357; -8.7703514 (Cecilstown, supposed monastic site)
Clear Island Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Ciaran of Seirkieran
Inis-cleire;
Traigh-Chiarain
51°26′18″N 9°30′34″W / 51.4382262°N 9.5094395°W / 51.4382262; -9.5094395 (Clear Island Monastery)
Clogagh Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
foundation called a 'little abbey',[notes 39] doubtful a community existed here
Cloggagh;
Cloig-theach
51°40′29″N 8°48′01″W / 51.6747907°N 8.8003922°W / 51.6747907; -8.8003922 (Clogagh Friary)
Clonmeen Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
founded by Mr O'Callaghan (the O'Callaghan family,[notes 40] possible erroneous reference to Clonmines, Co. Wexford[notes 41]
"site of monastery"[notes 42]
Clonmere;
Cluain-min;
Clonmines (Co Wexford)?;
Clonmine?
52°08′16″N 8°51′54″W / 52.137808°N 8.8650227°W / 52.137808; -8.8650227 (Clonmeen Monastery)
Cloyne Cathedral Monastery and Nunnery CloyneCathedral.JPG early monastic site,
purported nunnery,[notes 43] apparently erroneous reference to Killeedy (Cluainchreduil), Co Limerick;
founded 6th century by Colman mac Lenine;
destroyed many times by Vikings;
St Ite
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Cluain-uama;
Cluain-vama;
Killeedy (Cluainchreduil) (Co Limerick)?
51°51′42″N 8°07′09″W / 51.861735°N 8.119227°W / 51.861735; -8.119227 (Cloyne Cathedral Monastery and Nunnery)
Coole Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century? by St Abban Cuil-collingi;
Cul-collingi;
Cul-collainge;
Cul-chuillinghe;
Cilculen
Coole Abbey Franciscan Friars 52°06′33″N 8°12′14″W / 52.109154°N 8.203955°W / 52.109154; -8.203955 (Coole Abbey)
Coole Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1296 by a de Barry
Conna Preceptory purported Knights Hospitaller[notes 44]
Cork Augustinian Priory * Augustinian Canons Regular
built 1780; extant
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51°53′53″N 8°28′33″W / 51.8980885°N 8.4759468°W / 51.8980885; -8.4759468 (Cork Augustinian Priory)
Cork Monastery # CorkCathedralsunlight.jpg early monastic site, founded 600 by St Finbar (Bairre);
site probably now occupied by St Finbarre's Cathedral
Corcagh;
Corcaigh
51°53′40″N 8°28′49″W / 51.8943246°N 8.4803617°W / 51.8943246; -8.4803617 (Cork Monastery - probable loc.) (probable)
Cork Hospital and Cell Benedictine monks
dependent on Waterford
founded c.1191;
united to Bath before 1204;
dissolved 1536
Cell or hospital of St John the Evangelist, Cork
Cork — St Sepulchre's Priory Benedictine monks — held by St Nicholas's Priory, Exeter, sometime having a prior, though no community here
Cork Priory Benedictine?-Augustinian nuns
founded 1297 on the wishes of Agnes de Hareford, on the findings of enquiry by John Wogan, Justiciar, on direction of the Crown;
dissolved before 1540?
St John the Baptist
Cork Augustinian Abbey RedAbbeyTower Cork.JPG Augustinian Friars
founded 14th/15th century
before 1306[notes 45] (during the reign of Edward I[notes 46]) by Lord Kinsale;
Observant 1472 to 1475 and 1484;
dissolved 1540; granted to Cormac MacCarthy c.1576
The Abbey Church of the Most Holy Trinity
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Red Abbey Tower
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51°53′39″N 8°28′20″W / 51.8940896°N 8.472138°W / 51.8940896; -8.472138 (Cork Augustinian Abbey)
Cork Black Friary Dominican Friars
founded 1229 by Lord Philip de Barry;
Observant
refounded 1484;
dissolved 1540-1; granted to William Boureman 20 December 1543;
bought by Brown and Goule;
request by the Earl of Desmond to return the friary to the Dominicans 1557 - uncertain whether the Dominicans regained the friary from the purchasers;
granted to Sir John King 1616;
(subsequent history J. P. O'Heyne, O.P. Irish Dominicans (Epilogue Chronology ...), translated by A. Coleman, O.P., 1902, 1706 and A. Coleman, O.P., The Ancient Dominican Foundations of Ireland, 1902)
St Mary de Insula [90]
Cork — Gill Abbey daughter house of Cong;
founded 1136-7? by Cormac Mac Carthy;
dissolved 1542-4; granted c.1590 to Cormac MacCarthy and Sir Richard Grenville;
CI Church on site
St John the baptist (correctly St John the Evangelist)
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Antro S. Finarri;
Weem;
Weym
51°53′38″N 8°29′35″W / 51.8938678°N 8.4931827°W / 51.8938678; -8.4931827 (Cork, Gill Abbey)
Cork — St Stephen's Priory founded before 1295;
converted to the Blue-coat Hospital 1674
Cork Grey Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1214 by Dermot Mor MacCarthy Reagh;
built c.1229-31, benefactors the de Barrys and Prendergasts;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1500;
dissolved and abandoned 1540; granted to Andrew Skydy c.1565
St Mary's Shandon
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Seandun;
Shandon
[90]
Cork Franciscan Friary founded 1609
Cork Nunnery ~ Benedictine[notes 47] or Augustinian[notes 48] nuns
license granted following petition by Agnes de Hareford, a recluse of Cork, and enquiry by John Wogan, Justiciar 1297, on the direction of the Crown;
founded c.1327 by William de Barry who, with John de Barry, John FitzGilbert and Philip FitzRobert granted endowments to Agnes and others nuns;
possibly on site later occupied by Market House
St John the Baptist
Cork Nunnery supposed Benedictine nuns
Cork Preceptory Knights Hospitaller (mistakenly given as Knights Templar[notes 49])
hospice rather than regular preceptory, founded before 1212, confirmed to the Hospitallers by Innocent III; built 1292;
dissolved 16th century?; passed to the Crown
St John the Baptist
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Sancti Johannis de Corcag
Creggane Friary supposed Franciscan Friars transferred from Timoleague, arising from a misreading Crecan in Ibane;
Cregane
Cullen Monastery purported Gaelic nuns, founded by St Laitrian (Lasair Fhiona) — ruins near a church held to have belonged to an ancient nunnery,[notes 50] latterly under erenaghs Cuillenn Ui Chiuv 52°06′44″N 9°07′09″W / 52.1121455°N 9.1190815°W / 52.1121455; -9.1190815 (Cullen Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Dal Modula early monastic site, possibly located in Co Cork
Donaghmore Monastery founded by St Fingene or St Laichtin (Lachtain) of Freshford;
now parochial church
Donoughmore;
Donnoughmore;
Domnach-mor-mitaine
51°59′59″N 8°44′20″W / 51.999679°N 8.738937°W / 51.999679; -8.738937 (Donaghmore Monastery (approx. loc.)) approx
Fermoy Monastery #? Cistercian monks — from Inishlounaght
founded 1170 by Donal Mor O'Brien;
dissolved 1542;
granted to Tibold Roch, son of Viscount Roch, before 1570;
granted to Sir Richard Grenville c.1590
Castrum Dei;
M-fearmaighe;
Armoy;
Fearmaigh;
Iormoy
52°08′15″N 8°16′54″W / 52.137596°N 8.281717°W / 52.137596; -8.281717 (Fermoy Monastery)
Garinish Monastery Gaelic nuns
founded before c.530
Kilchuillin;
Ilane-i-Cullin;
Illnacullen
51°41′26″N 9°37′06″W / 51.6904895°N 9.6183586°W / 51.6904895; -9.6183586 (Garinish Monastery)
Glanworth Abbey Dominican Friars
founded 1475[notes 51] (1227[notes 52]) by the Roche family;
officially suppressed February 1541, though apparently still in occupation during the reign of Elizabeth I;
restored;
dissolved c.1578, leased to three laymen;
held by the Viscount of Fermoy 1588; subsequent history J. P. O'Heyne, O.P. Irish Dominicans,[notes 53] 1706, T. de Burgo, Hibernica Dominicana, edition of 1762 and Daphne Pochin Mould, The Irish Dominicans, p. 126
Priory of the Holy Cross
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Glenn-amhnach;
Glenn-amain;
Glanore
[87][91]

52°11′18″N 8°21′17″W / 52.1882°N 8.3547°W / 52.1882; -8.3547 (Glanworth Abbey)
Goleen Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded before 1442
Gahannyh Friary? 51°29′42″N 9°42′26″W / 51.4950914°N 9.7071934°W / 51.4950914; -9.7071934 (Goleen Friary)
Gouganebarra Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century, retreat of St Finbarre prior to his founding Cork
Gougane Barra;
Gobhagnabarra
51°49′53″N 9°20′50″W / 51.8313753°N 9.3473053°W / 51.8313753; -9.3473053 (Gouganebarra Monastery)
Inishcarra Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Senan, who left a community of disciples;
dissolved
Iniscarra;
Iniscara;
Inis-cara by Lua;
Tuaim-nava
51°54′30″N 8°39′15″W / 51.9082198°N 8.6540508°W / 51.9082198; -8.6540508 (Inishcarra Monastery)
Inishleena Monastery Gaelic monks and nuns, reputedly founded by St Finbarre Cellmagciun 51°54′25″N 8°42′04″W / 51.906843°N 8.7010002°W / 51.906843; -8.7010002 (Inishleena Monastery)
Iniskieran Monastery Franciscan friars
founded 1460 by Florence Moar O'Driscoll
Clear Island Monastery 51°26′20″N 9°29′43″W / 51.4388682°N 9.4951916°W / 51.4388682; -9.4951916 (Iniskieran Monastery)
Kilbeacon Monastery Gaelic monks;
founded 650 by St Abban
Kilcatherine Cell Celtic nuns
founded by St Caitiarn, niece of St Senan; double monastery
Cell Catigern;
Cell-chatiern;
Cell-chatigern
[92]

51°42′56″N 9°58′10″W / 51.7155366°N 9.969551°W / 51.7155366; -9.969551 (Kilcatherine Cell)
Kilcrea Friary KilcreaFriary.JPG Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1465-78 (1470,[notes 54] 1478,[notes 55][93]) by Cormac Mac Thady MacCarthy More, King of Desmond, Lord of Muskerry;
officially suppressed 1542, friars remaining in occupancy under the protection of the MacCarthy family;
dissolved 1577; granted on lease for 21 years to Sir Cormock MacCarthy (Cormac mac Teige MacCarthy), who left the Friars in occupancy;
church plundered by English soldiers 1584;
restored 1589 under Cormac mac Dermot MacCarthy;
sacked 1599;
restored 1604;
dissolved 1614, fell into Protestant possession, friars expelled c.1614;
damaged buildings repaired by Fr. John Gold, 1621;
granted by Oliver Cromwell to Lord Broghill 1641;
in trusteeship of Commissioners of Public Works 1892; (NM)
Cell-credhe;
(cf. Kilkeary)
51°51′54″N 8°42′40″W / 51.864888°N 8.711177°W / 51.864888; -8.711177 (Kilcrea Friary)
Kilcrea Nunnery purportedly founded 6th century by St Cere [94]

51°51′53″N 8°41′41″W / 51.864832°N 8.694649°W / 51.864832; -8.694649 (Kilcrea Nunnery (approx.)) approx
Kilcrumper Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks, founded 6th century? by St Abban, probably on a site north of Ui Liathain;
Benedictine monks; bestowed on Glascarrig 15th century
Cill Cruimthir;
Ceallcruimthir
[95]

52°11′18″N 8°16′09″W / 52.1882467°N 8.2691002°W / 52.1882467; -8.2691002 (Kilcrumper Monastery)
Kilkilleen ~ supposed monastic site - order, foundation and period unknown
"Friary in ruins"[notes 56]
51°31′40″N 9°23′33″W / 51.5278096°N 9.3926239°W / 51.5278096; -9.3926239 (Kilkilleen, supposed monastic site)
Killabraher ~ supposed monastic site — order and period unknown 52°15′46″N 8°48′11″W / 52.2629045°N 8.8029671°W / 52.2629045; -8.8029671 (Killabraher, supposed monastic site)
Killaconenagh Monastery Gaelic nuns, founded 6th century? by St Abban, after his founding Magee Killachad conchean?;
Killachadconchean
51°38′19″N 9°56′53″W / 51.6386893°N 9.9479485°W / 51.6386893; -9.9479485 (Killaconenagh Monastery)
Killeenemer Monastery
Kilmaclenine Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks, probably founded before 606 by St Colman mac Leinin of Cloyne Cell-mac-leinin 52°12′40″N 8°45′08″W / 52.211078°N 8.752327°W / 52.211078; -8.752327 (Kilmaclenine Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Kilmoney Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell, dependent on Gill Abbey
founded ?;
probably a vicarage after mid-14th century;
dissolved before 1400(?);
'Abbey' site given in Memorial Atlas of Ireland 1901
51°47′53″N 8°24′16″W / 51.7979468°N 8.4043694°W / 51.7979468; -8.4043694 (Kilmoney Priory)
Kilnamanagh Monastery Gaelic nuns, foundation named for Ana, sister of St Caitiarn of Kilcatherine and niece of St Senan Kilmana 51°37′55″N 10°02′55″W / 51.6319237°N 10.048542°W / 51.6319237; -10.048542 (Kilnamanagh Monastery (approx.)) approx
Kilnamarbhan early monastic site, founded 6th century? by St Abban
Kilshanahan ~ supposed monastic site — unknown order or foundation, "Ruined abbey and church" [notes 57] 52°02′07″N 8°19′18″W / 52.0352807°N 8.3218002°W / 52.0352807; -8.3218002 (Kilshanahan, supposed monastic site)
Kinneigh Monastery Gaelic monks
founded by St Colman; possibly not surviving after 10th century
Cell-mor-Cinnech;
Cell-mor-Ceanneich
51°46′02″N 8°59′23″W / 51.7672556°N 8.9896488°W / 51.7672556; -8.9896488 (Kinneigh Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Kinsale Friary * Carmelite Friars
founded 1334[notes 58] (during the reign of Edward III[notes 59]) by Robert fitz Richard Balrain;
dissolved 1541 (1543); Queen Elizabeth I;
rebuilt 2003-2006; extant
The Friary Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
the Friary Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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Kinsale Abbey;
Kynsalle;
Cenn-saile
[96][97][98]

51°42′31″N 8°31′30″W / 51.708622°N 8.525131°W / 51.708622; -8.525131 (Kinsale Friary)
Kinsale Monastery early monastic site, founded by St M'Eilte Ogh (M'eltioc) St Gobban
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Kynsalle;
Cenn-saile
51°42′28″N 8°31′43″W / 51.7076855°N 8.528502°W / 51.7076855; -8.528502 (Kinsale Priory (approx.)) (approx)
Labbamolaga Monastery Gaelic monks
founded 7th century by St Molaga of Timoleague, reputedly buried here
Leaba-molaga;
Tampailin;
Tulach-min-molaga?
[99]

52°18′03″N 8°20′30″W / 52.3008162°N 8.3415413°W / 52.3008162; -8.3415413 (Labbamolaga Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Legan Abbey,
Monkstown
Benedictine monks, daughter of Waterford Priory
dependent on Waterford and Bath;
founded sometime before 1301 (after 1204);
dissolved before 1350?
Liegane, in Monkstown [100]

51°51′01″N 8°20′07″W / 51.8502276°N 8.3354044°W / 51.8502276; -8.3354044 (Legan Abbey)
Loch-eire Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Finbarr
Lough Ine Monastery probable early monastic site, Gaelic monks Lough Hyne;
Templebreedy
51°29′59″N 9°17′51″W / 51.4997669°N 9.2976093°W / 51.4997669; -9.2976093 (Lough Ine Monastery)
Lueim Monastery supposed monastic site — order and foundation unknown; mentioned 1318[notes 60]
Midleton Abbey # Cistercian monks — from Monasteranenagh
founded 1179/80, purportedly by the FitzGerald family[notes 61] (or the Barry family[notes 62]); transferred from Monasteranenagh 1180;
dissolved before 1573 (1543); abbot and convent remained as tenants after 1548; granted to John FitzEdmond FitzGerald 1573 and 1575;
destroyed 19th century;
Baptist church of St John reputedly occupies the site
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of Chore
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de Choro Sancti Benedicti;
Castra-na-chore;
Chorus S. Benedicti;
Monasterore;
Middleton
M-na-chore
[101]

51°54′49″N 8°10′28″W / 51.9136966°N 8.1744826°W / 51.9136966; -8.1744826 (Midleton Abbey)
Monanimy Commandery purported Knights Templar Monanimy Preceptory [102][103]
Mourne Abbey MourneAbbeyCork.jpg (erroneously given as Knights Templar[notes 63])
founded before 1216 (during the reign of King John) by Alexander de Sancta Helena;
later, Knights Hospitaller
Mourne Preceptory;
Ballynamona Preceptory;
M-na-mona;
Morne;
Meny Nymone;
Ballinemony
52°04′52″N 8°37′35″W / 52.0810489°N 8.626349°W / 52.0810489; -8.626349 (Mourne Abbey)
The Priory, Newmarket 52°12′56″N 8°59′52″W / 52.2154956°N 8.9978886°W / 52.2154956; -8.9978886 (The Priory, Newmark)
Nohaval Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks, reputedly founded by St Finian; formerly site of a round tower[notes 64] Nuachongbhail;
Nogoual
51°43′19″N 8°23′19″W / 51.7218178°N 8.3886623°W / 51.7218178; -8.3886623 (Nohaval Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Nohavaldaly Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks;
reported stump of round tower[notes 65]
St Finian
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Nuachongbhail;
Nohaval-daly
52°05′51″N 9°12′09″W / 52.097437°N 9.2025948°W / 52.097437; -9.2025948 (Nohavaldaly Monastery)
Omolaggie Monastery early monastic site
Augustinian Canons Regular
possibly dependent on Cong
Quchwill Abbey abbey mentioned in 1355[notes 66] — probable reference Gill Abbey, or possibly Youghal
Ross Priory early monastic site, founded 590 by Saint Fachnan Mougach
unconfirmed suggestion of Augustinian Canons Regular[notes 67]
Benedictine monks
dependent on St James, Wurzburg;
founded before 1148?;

reportedly
ruinous by February 1541;
dissolved 1541
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Rosscarbery
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Rosscarbery;
Rosailithir;
Ross-ailithir;
Ruis-ailithir;
Ross Carberry
51°34′36″N 9°01′59″W / 51.5766428°N 9.0329933°W / 51.5766428; -9.0329933 (Ross Priory)
Ross in Munster Augustinian Friars, dubious supposed foundation in Ros Carbery
Ross Friary Franciscan Friars, dubious foundation[notes 68]
Sherkin Friary Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1460 by Florence O'Driscoll,Magnus[notes 69] or 1470 by Dermit O'Driscoll,[notes 70] papal license granted 1449, at the petition of Fynin Ohedustoy (Fineen O'Driscoll), to found an Observant friary; though no reference to building before 1460 or 1462;
dissolved: plundered and burnt 1537 (or 1538), friars removed to the mainland;
rebuilt;
1578 restored;
granted to John Bealing 1590;
friars began to rebuild friary 1627; (NM)
Sherkin Island Abbey 51°28′34″N 9°23′59″W / 51.475981°N 9.399796°W / 51.475981; -9.399796 (Sherkin Friary)
Skeam West Monastery possible early monastic site, Gaelic monks Skream Island West 51°29′43″N 9°26′11″W / 51.4953319°N 9.4363976°W / 51.4953319; -9.4363976 (Skeam West Monastery)
Spike Island possible early monastic site, possibly located in Co Cork or Carrig Island, Co Kerry Inispict;
Inispuinc
Spittle Bridge Monastery Gaelic monks 52°12′10″N 8°16′30″W / 52.2027675°N 8.2749367°W / 52.2027675; -8.2749367 (Spittle Bridge Monastery)
Strawhall Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Aed mac Bricc of Killare
Kilbrenan;
Enach-mid-brenin
51°49′08″N 8°47′31″W / 51.8190149°N 8.7920666°W / 51.8190149; -8.7920666 (Strawhall Monastery)
Templefaughtna ~ purported Knights Hospitaller — ruins of an old establishment[notes 71] 51°34′38″N 8°59′51″W / 51.5772296°N 8.9973736°W / 51.5772296; -8.9973736 (Templefaughtna (purported monastic site)),
Timoleague Friary TimoleagueFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars
founded 1240 by McCarthy Riabach or L William James Barry or c.1307-16 by Margery de Courci, wife of William Barry;
built on the site of an earlier monastery;
transferred from Cregan 1279
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1460;
dissolved 1542, Friars in occupancy 1626 and 1641
dissolved; passed to Lord Inchiquin; (NM)
Timoleague Abbey;
Tech-molaiga;
Tech-molagga;
Temolagi;
Thatmelage;
Thimolagi
51°38′31″N 8°45′53″W / 51.6419918°N 8.7647724°W / 51.6419918; -8.7647724 (Timoleague Friary)
Toames Monastery Gaelic monks Tuaim-muscraighe Monastery? 51°52′02″N 8°57′12″W / 51.8672701°N 8.9533424°W / 51.8672701; -8.9533424 (Toames Monastery)
Tracton Abbey Cistercian monks — from Whitland
built 1224 by McCarthy;
1225, Cistercian chapter general approved petition from Odo de Barru 1222 and 1223 to found abbey;
colonized 22 February 1225;
suppressed 1540-1, though monks possibly remained;
dissolved after 1541; granted to James Craig and Henry (Gylford (Guilford) 1568;
Elizabeth I directed Henry Gylford to have 60-year lease 1568;
assigned by Craig to the Earl of Cork
Albus tractus;
Traghton
51°45′41″N 8°23′32″W / 51.7612862°N 8.3921921°W / 51.7612862; -8.3921921 (Tracton Abbey)
Tulach-min-Molaga ~ early monastic site, founded 7th century by St Molagga of Timoleague and ann Beachaire, possibly located near Mitchelstown or Fermoy, probably Labbamolaga (supra) ?Labbamolaga
Tullylease Abbey early monastic site, founded by St Berechert, an Anglo-Saxon;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1170?, built by Mathew, son of Griffin;
cell dependent on Kells Ossory after 1193;
dissolved (?)
Tulach-leis;
Tealach-leas;
Tealach-lias;
Tulales;
Tullelash;
Tollelyche;
Tolleleyleyse
52°19′03″N 8°56′27″W / 52.317452°N 8.940897°W / 52.317452; -8.940897 (Tullylease Abbey)
Weeme Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
extant 14th century
Youghal — Carmelite Friary post-Reformation foundation purportedly established in the ruins of an earlier Carmelite 'abbey'[notes 72]
Youghal — Dominican Friary (North Abbey) NorthAbbeyYoughal.JPG Dominican Friars
founded 1268 (1271[notes 73]) by Thomas fitz Maurice;
built 1268 by Maurice, descendant of Lord Offaly;
Regular Observant
reformed 1493;
dissolved c.1543; granted in perpetuity to William Walshe c.1580; friars probably expelled 1583;
granted to John Thickpenny, a soldier, 1584;
granted, in the occupation of Thickpenny's widow, to Sir Walter Raleigh, 1587, whereupon the buildings were destroyed, the friars remaining in or near the town
Holy Cross Priory
Our Lady of Graces Priory;
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Eochaille;
Araill;
Iochil;
Yoghill;
Youghuld
51°57′27″N 7°51′15″W / 51.9574371°N 7.854259°W / 51.9574371; -7.854259 (North Abbey, Youghal)
Youghal — Franciscan Friary (South Abbey) SouthAbbeyYoughalSite.JPG Franciscan Friars
built 1224 by Maurice Fitzgerald, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland;
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1460;
dissolved 1541-2: church and cloister demolished, convent withdrew to Curraheen, Co Waterford;
friars apparently returned soon afterwards, with Coraheen retained for use as a refuge in emergency;
dissolved 1583, friars expelled or killed and buildings destroyed by English Protestants;
abandoned until another house established 1627 (see immediately below)
51°56′56″N 7°50′33″W / 51.9488148°N 7.8425431°W / 51.9488148; -7.8425431 (South Abbey, Youghal)
Youghal — Franciscan Friary, later site Franciscan Friars
founded 1627 in succession to site abandoned (see immediately above)
Youghal Priory YoughalPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
cell, hospital or Maison Dieu, dependent on Waterford and Bath;
founded 1185 before 1306;
dissolved 1536?
St John's House 51°57′24″N 7°51′05″W / 51.956600°N 7.851467°W / 51.956600; -7.851467 (Youghal Priory)
Youghal Nunnery assumed to have been Franciscan? nuns, possibly St Clare (Franciscan Second Order);
convent possibly founded during the reign of Henry II;
priory founded before 1385;
dissolved 1542

St Anne

Youghill in Munster Friary Augustinian Friars
possibly founded c.1643
Youghal

County Donegal[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Ard Mhuire Friary * Capuchin-Franciscan Friars [104]

55°07′22″N 7°54′37″W / 55.1226618°N 7.9102421°W / 55.1226618; -7.9102421 (Ard Mhuire Friary)
Assaroe Abbey AssaroeAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks — from Boyle
daughter of Boyle
founded 1178 by Roderick O'Cananan, Prince of Tyrconnell or Flaharty;
colonized 1179 or 1184;
dedicated 1184 by Flaharty O'Muldorry;
burnt 1377;
plundered by Niall Óg O'Neill,King of Tyrone 1398;
dissolved after 1597; granted to Anthony Fyrres 1586
God and St Bernard
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Astrath;
Ashroe;
Ashrath;
Eas-Roe;
Es-aeda-ruaid;
Inis-Samer;
Samaria;
Esarua

54°30′33″N 8°12′03″W / 54.509034°N 8.200937°W / 54.509034; -8.200937 (Assaroe Abbey)
Aughnish Monastery early monastic site, probably not continuing into 11th century;
erenaghs until 16th century
Each-inis;
Tullyaughnish
Balleeghan Friary BalleeghanFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1471;
dissolved 1603; granted to James Fullerton 1603
Baile-Aighedh-Chaoin;
Baile-Fhindhetain;
Ballagha
54°58′52″N 7°36′22″W / 54.981219°N 7.606091°W / 54.981219; -7.606091 (Balleeghan Friary)
Ballymacswiney Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1646 or 1469 by MacSwiney;
dissolved before 1607;
sold to Sir Ralph Bingley by Henry Perse,1612
Baile-mic-suibhne;
Bailli-macquinadoe;
Mukish, nr. Castle Doe
55°08′18″N 7°54′50″W / 55.1384624°N 7.9139328°W / 55.1384624; -7.9139328 (Ballymacswiney Friary)
Ballymagrorty Monastery (Drumhome parish) early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Ballymagroarty 54°33′01″N 8°08′07″W / 54.5502386°N 8.1353331°W / 54.5502386; -8.1353331 (Ballymagroarty Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Ballysaggart Friary Ballysaggart Friary East Window 2010 09 22.jpg Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular

founded c.1500(?) by the Mac-Ruini-Faigs (Mac Swiney Banagh?);
dissolved c.1602

Baile-na-sagart;
Fan-an-chartha;
Fanegarah;
Fanogher;
Fanegarah
54°35′39″N 8°23′34″W / 54.594282°N 8.392811°W / 54.594282; -8.392811 (Ballysaggart Friary)
Bothchonais Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks, purportedly founded by Chonas, second husband of Darerca, sister of St Patrick;
continuing 11th century
Boithe-conais 55°17′26″N 7°12′34″W / 55.2904555°N 7.2094345°W / 55.2904555; -7.2094345 (Bothchonais Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Carrickmore Monastery early monastic site
coarbs until 16th century
Carraic;
Cairrge
54°55′28″N 7°28′00″W / 54.924331°N 7.466755°W / 54.924331; -7.466755 (Carrickmore Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Carrowmore Monastery CarrowmoreCrosses.JPG early monastic site [105]

55°15′21″N 7°11′20″W / 55.255933°N 7.189007°W / 55.255933; -7.189007 (Carrowmore Monastery)
Clonca Monastery CloncaChurch&Cross2013.JPG early monastic site, Gaelic monks
erenaghs until early 17th century
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55°16′04″N 7°10′25″W / 55.267845°N 7.173514°W / 55.267845; -7.173514 (Clonca Monastery)
(given as 55°22′14″N 7°19′48″W / 55.3704782°N 7.3299408°W / 55.3704782; -7.3299408 (Clonca Monastery (according to OS map)) on Ordnance Survey map, 1965 - not on 1960 map)
Clondahorkey Monastery early monastic site;
erenagh land 16th-17th century
Clonenagh Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Cluain-enach in Inishowen
Clonfert-mulloe Monastery early monastic site, founded before 605;
dissolved after 925
Cluain-ferta-molua;
Kyle
Cluain-imurchir early monastic site, in existence in the time of St Abban Cluain-nimurchir;
Cluain-immorchair
Clonleigh Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded c.530 by St Colmcille;
erenaghs until 16th-17th century
Cluain-laegh;
Cluain-laig;Cluain-laodb;
Croaghan-laodb;
Cruachan-ligean;
Druim-lighean;
Drumleene
54°51′05″N 7°28′56″W / 54.851439°N 7.482333°W / 54.851439; -7.482333 (Clonleigh Monastery)
Clonmany Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
probably continuing after 1111
Culmaine;
Cluain-maine
55°15′41″N 7°24′39″W / 55.2614141°N 7.4108791°W / 55.2614141; -7.4108791 (Clonmany Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Conwal Monastery Conwal Old Church S 2012 09 19.jpg Gaelic monks
founded in early 7th century;
erenaghs until early 17th century
Conwall Monastery 54°56′31″N 7°46′58″W / 54.941960°N 7.782754°W / 54.941960; -7.782754 (Conwal Abbey)
Cnodain Monastery early monastic site[notes 74]
Culdaff Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs to 16th-17th century
Culdabhach;
Coldoch;
Cooledagh
Desertegny Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
erenaghs until after 1397
Disert-eignigh 55°11′12″N 7°30′54″W / 55.186696°N 7.515056°W / 55.186696; -7.515056 (Desertegny Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Domnach-mor-magene Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick
Domnachmormagene;
Domnach-mor-Mag-ene
54°28′53″N 8°16′23″W / 54.4813086°N 8.2730484°W / 54.4813086; -8.2730484 (Domnach-mor-magene Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Donagh Monastery CarndonaghCrosses.JPG early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick
Carndonagh;
Domnach-mor-maig-tochair;
Domnach-mor-maig-glinne;
Domnach-morglinnetochair;
Domnachglinne Tochair;
Domnachglinne Tochuir
55°15′00″N 7°16′20″W / 55.249946°N 7.272107°W / 55.249946; -7.272107 (Carndonagh Crosses, site of Donagh Monastery)
Donaghmore Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Patrick for Dubudae;
possibly continuing after 1111;
desolated by 1179;
erenagh lands until 1609
Domnach-mor-maige-itha;
Donagmore
54°47′29″N 7°33′09″W / 54.7912836°N 7.5525856°W / 54.7912836; -7.5525856 (Donaghmore Monastery)
Donegal Friary Donegal Friary SE 2009 09 23.jpg Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1474 (or 1473) by Aodh Rua (Hugh Rufus) O'Donnell, chief of Tirconnell, and his mother, Nuala O'Connor;
plundered and garrisoned by the English 1588;
English driven away by Red Hugh 1592;
repaired and re-occupied by 1600;
abandoned 1601;
dissolved 1601;
17th century place of refuge at Lough Eske;
removed to Rossnowlagh (extant); (NM)
'Donegal Abbey' ;
Donegall;
Duin-na-gall;
Dunangall;
Dungallen
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54°39′02″N 8°06′56″W / 54.6504672°N 8.1154257°W / 54.6504672; -8.1154257 (Donegal Friary)
Drumhome Monastery Drumhome Old Church 2010 09 22.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
possibly continuing after 1111;
erenaghs at least until c.1609
Druim-thuoma;
Druim-tuama;
Drimholm;
Mullanacross
54°35′59″N 8°08′33″W / 54.5997405°N 8.1425858°W / 54.5997405; -8.1425858 (Drumhome Monastery)
Eskaheen Monastery EskaheenMonastery.JPG early monastic site Iskaheen;
Uisce-chaoin;
Uskechaoin
55°05′22″N 7°16′51″W / 55.0895192°N 7.2809315°W / 55.0895192; -7.2809315 (Eskaheen Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Fahan Monastery Fahan Mura Cross Slab 1996 08 29.jpgFahanCrossSlab&ChurchRuin.JPG Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
possibly continuing after 10th century;
C.I. parochial church built on site 17th century, now ruined
Fathen-mura;
Athan-mura;
Fothenmor;Othain-mor;
Faynwor;
Upper Fahan
55°05′00″N 7°27′39″W / 55.083211°N 7.460766°W / 55.083211; -7.460766 (Fahan Monastery)
Gartan-Rath Monastery Gartan Ráth Cnó Turas 3 Cross 2012 09 19.jpgGartanRathMonasterySite.JPG early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 521 by St Colmcille
Garton;
Gartan;
Gortan
55°00′56″N 7°54′31″W / 55.015640°N 7.908705°W / 55.015640; -7.908705 (Gartan-Rath Monastery)
Glencolumbkille Monastery Gleann Cholm Cille St. Columba's Church 2010 09 24.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
church on site demolished 1828;
C.I. parochial church built on site
Glenn-choluim-chille;
Seinglean;
Senglend
54°42′37″N 8°43′31″W / 54.7101438°N 8.7252045°W / 54.7101438; -8.7252045 (Glencolumbkille Monastery)
Grellagh Monastery early monastic site Greallach;
Templemoyle
Inishkeel Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded before c.580
Inis Keel;
Inis-caoil;
Inis-coel
54°50′51″N 8°27′17″W / 54.8476091°N 8.4548378°W / 54.8476091; -8.4548378 (Inishkeel Monastery)
Inis Saimer Monastery # purported monastic site, location given as island off St John's Point[notes 75]island does not exist;
identified as Assaroe[notes 76] q.v.
Ines Samer;
cf Assaroe
54°30′03″N 8°12′01″W / 54.500949°N 8.200342°W / 54.500949; -8.200342 (Inis Saimer Monastery)
Inver Monastery Inver Old Church West Gable 2012 09 16.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Náile of Kinawley;
in parochial use until 1807
Inber-naile 54°38′49″N 8°16′50″W / 54.646836°N 8.280537°W / 54.646836; -8.280537 (Inver Monastery)
Inver Friary (?) purported Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular[notes 77]
Kilbarron Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
erenaghs until early 17th century
Cell-barrainne;
Kilvanny
54°32′05″N 8°12′58″W / 54.5347289°N 8.2162285°W / 54.5347289; -8.2162285 (Kilbarron Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Kilcar Monastery Kilcar Old Church 2010 09 24.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St. Carthach
Kilcartaich;
Cell-charthaigh;
Killen
54°38′01″N 8°35′31″W / 54.6335115°N 8.5919094°W / 54.6335115; -8.5919094 (Kilcar Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killaghtee Monastery early monastic site, ruins of three churches;
erenagh land until 1609
Cell-aedh-leacht
Killybegs Friary Killybegs St. Catherine's Friary SW 2012 09 16.jpg Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1535–1540 by MacSwiny Bannagh;
dissolved c.1600;
Observant Franciscan Friars
place of refuge c.1641;
church in C.I. parochial use until 1829
St. Catherine
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Cell-beaga;Calebeg;
Colebeg;
Callobegg-Boylaugh;
Kilbeg
54°38′07″N 8°27′00″W / 54.6352999°N 8.4499454°W / 54.6352999; -8.4499454 (Killybegs Friary)
Killybegs Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until 1609
Killydonnell Friary KillydonnellFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1471 by Calvagh O'Donnell, on grant of petition to the Pope by Franciscan brothers Dermit Idurnyn and Dermit Magillacsbuig;
dissolved c.1603; granted to Captain Basil Brooke
Cell Ua dTomhrair;
Cell-ua-dtomhrair;
Kill-odtonaire;Kill-O-Donel
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55°01′24″N 7°37′00″W / 55.0232006°N 7.616787°W / 55.0232006; -7.616787 (Killydonnell Friary)
Kilmacrenan Friary Kilmacrenan Friary South Wall II 2012 09 19.jpg Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1537 by Manus O'Donnell on an early monastic site (see immediately below);
dissolved 1603
Doire Eithne;
Cell-mic-Nenain;
Cell-mac-n-enain;
Cell-mic-creunain;
Kilmictrenain
55°01′50″N 7°46′40″W / 55.0304818°N 7.7778053°W / 55.0304818; -7.7778053 (Kilmacrenan Friary)
Kilmacrenan Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
possibly continuing after 1111;
site of Franciscan friary (see immediately above)
Kilmonaster Monastery Cistercian monks
founded c.1194 by E. O'Dogharty of Tirconnel;
dissolved before 1228: united to Assaroe presumably before 1228;
grange
Kilfothuir;
Hilfothuir;
Kill-Fothuir;
Cillifori;
Kyfeire
54°49′35″N 7°34′38″W / 54.8264035°N 7.5773048°W / 54.8264035; -7.5773048 (Kilmonaster Monastery)
Leck Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until 1609[notes 78]
Lackovenan;
Leac;
Liacc
Lough Derg Friary — Saints Island Augustinian Canons Regular
founded on Station Island (see immediately below) c.1130;
Franciscan Friars
founded before 1631
54°36′56″N 7°53′07″W / 54.615638°N 7.885235°W / 54.615638; -7.885235 (Lough Derg Friary — Saints Island)
Lough Derg Priory — Station Island, see St Patrick's Purgatory Lough Derg St. Patrick's Cross 2009 09 17.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick or St Dabeoc in the time of St Patrick;
Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Armagh, probably by St Malachy;
founded c.1130 (after 1134);
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian;
adopted after 1140;
plundered 1196 by an O'Cairin;
destroyed 1207 by Bratachas O'Boyle and M'Mahon;
transferred to Saints Island;
dissolved after 1600?
St Debeog;
St Patrick
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Finnloch;
Termon Dabeoc
54°36′57″N 7°52′55″W / 54.6159213°N 7.8820038°W / 54.6159213; -7.8820038 (Lough Derg Priory — Station Island)
Lough Derg Monastery — Station Island Franciscan Friars
founded 1763
Lough Eske Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual, place of refuge 17th century from Donegal
Magherabeg Friary Magherabeg Friary Nave 2010 09 22.jpg Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after/c.1430 by Niall Garbh[notes 79] O'Donnell;[notes 80]
dissolved 1601
An-macaire-beg;
Macairebeg;
Magherybeg
54°38′29″N 8°07′03″W / 54.641299°N 8.117411°W / 54.641299; -8.117411 (Magherabeg Friary)
Malin Monastery ancient church, purportedly monastic[notes 81] Mala
Mevagh Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks;
erenaghs to 1609;
remains of church and cross
Midhbheach;
Midbech
55°10′37″N 7°47′37″W / 55.176852°N 7.793480°W / 55.176852; -7.793480 (Mevagh Monastery)
Moville Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks Domnachbile;
Magbile;
Norborgh
55°11′17″N 7°02′26″W / 55.1881296°N 7.0404339°W / 55.1881296; -7.0404339 (Moville Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Moyra Monastery, Ray site occupied by remains of a 16th-century church
Mukish Monastery purported monastic site - probably Ballymacswiney, q.v. Muckish
Racoon Monastery,
nr. Ballintra
early monastic site, Patrician monks
founded c.440
Raithcungi;
Raghcunga
54°34′33″N 8°07′37″W / 54.5759174°N 8.1269217°W / 54.5759174; -8.1269217 (Racoon Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Raphoe Monastery RaphoeCathedral.JPG early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
possibly continuing after 1111;
episcopal diocesan cathedral built on site
Raith-both [109]

54°52′14″N 7°36′14″W / 54.870503°N 7.603853°W / 54.870503; -7.603853 (Raphoe Monastery)
Rashenny Monastery, in Inishowen purported early monastic site — confusion with Rath-eanich (Raymoghy, q.v.)
Rashenny Monastery, nr Killybegs Harbour purported early monastic site — confusion with Rathen, Co Mayo[notes 82]
Rathmullan Priory Rathmullan Priory SW 2009 09 25.jpg Carmelite friars
possiblyfounded 1403 and subsequently failed, or (refounded?) 1516 by Owen Roe MacSweeney (Mac Suine Fanagh);
plundered by Bingham 1595;
dissolved; granted to Sir James Fullerton; assigned to Sir Ralph Bingley;
rebuilt as a fortified house by Andrew Knox, Bishop of Raphoe, who had obtained the manor from Turlogh Oge Mac Sweeney; convent in existence c.1737
St Mary
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Rath-maonlain;
Rath-mullin;
Bath-Mullian;
Bochminon?
55°05′40″N 7°32′11″W / 55.094313°N 7.536457°W / 55.094313; -7.536457 (Rathmullan Priory)
Raymoghy Monastery Gaelic monks
possibly not continuing after 10th century
54°56′35″N 7°37′54″W / 54.9429211°N 7.6315498°W / 54.9429211; -7.6315498 (Raymoghy Monastery)
Rossnowlagh Friary * RossnowlaghFriary.JPG Franciscan friars
extant
54°32′49″N 8°12′23″W / 54.546907°N 8.206317°W / 54.546907; -8.206317 (Rossnowlagh Friary)
Slieve League Monastery early monastic site, hermitage associated with St Aedh mac Bricc and St Assicus;
erenagh until at least 1609
Sliab-liac
Taughboyne Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded before 635/6 by St Fintan Munna
Tech-baithin 54°56′25″N 7°31′35″W / 54.9402095°N 7.5263214°W / 54.9402095; -7.5263214 (Taughboyne Monastery)
Temple Douglas 54°58′05″N 7°52′12″W / 54.9680565°N 7.8699875°W / 54.9680565; -7.8699875 (Temple Douglas)
Templecrone Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until at least 1609
Tempall-croine
Temple Douglas Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded 6th century by St Colmcille at church of St Cruithnechan, where he was baptised Tempall-dubglaise
Toghernegomarkie Monastery early monastic site;
erenagh lands until at least 1609
Tochar-negomarkie;
Ballybogan
Tory Island Abbey#? early monastic site, Columban monks
traditionally founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
probably used as a regufe by religious orders during the reign of Elizabeth I;
ruined and plundered by George Bingham 1595 (NM)
Torach;
Toraidhe;
Torre
55°15′52″N 8°13′45″W / 55.2643486°N 8.2292747°W / 55.2643486; -8.2292747 (Tory Island Abbey (approx.)) (approx)
Tullaghobegley Monastery early monastic site, founded by an O'Begley;
erenaghs until 1609
Tulach-an-bigli 55°06′18″N 8°05′27″W / 55.1050873°N 8.090744°W / 55.1050873; -8.090744 (Tullaghobegley Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Tullyfern Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until 1609
Tulach-fionn

County Dublin[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Balally Monastery supposed Early Christian monastic site (Irish: Baile Amhlaoibh, meaning "the town of Olaf") may commemorate a Viking saint
Baldongan Monastery The Church & Castle of Baldongan 1820.jpg supposed monastic site of friary & nunnery within the walls of the 13th-century Baldongan Castle - order and period unknown;
traditionally Knights Templar preceptory
Baldungan 53°33′48″N 6°06′47″W / 53.5633301°N 6.1130762°W / 53.5633301; -6.1130762 (Baldong, supposed monastic site (approx.)) (approx)
Ballyboghill Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks prior to the arrival of the Anglo-Normans Ballyboughal 53°31′06″N 6°15′59″W / 53.5184714°N 6.2663269°W / 53.5184714; -6.2663269 (Ballyboghill Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Ballymadun Monastery supposed monastic site - order and period doubtful;
purported Augustinian Canons Regular cell
Ballymad with Balrothery 53°32′22″N 6°24′13″W / 53.5394913°N 6.403656°W / 53.5394913; -6.403656 (Ballymadun, supposed monastic site (approx.)) (approx)
Ballyman Monastery supposed Knights Templar site Glanmonder;
Glenmunder
53°12′09″N 6°10′21″W / 53.2025881°N 6.1725783°W / 53.2025881; -6.1725783 (Ballyman, supposed monastic site (approx.)) (approx)
Castleknock Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Little Malvern;
founded c.1185 by Hugh Tyrrell, Lord of Castleknock;
erronously also given as Augustinian[notes 83]
dissolved before 1485
St Brigid
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Caislen-cnoc;
Caislen-Cnucha
53°22′19″N 6°21′33″W / 53.3720641°N 6.3591957°W / 53.3720641; -6.3591957 (Castleknock Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Clondalkin Abbey Round Tower - Clondalkin - geograph.org.uk - 108911.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks, traditionally founded by St Cronan (Mo-Chua);
plundered by the Danes, 833;
burned 1071;
granted to the Culdees in perpetuity;
possibly continuing after 1111
Cluain-dolcain;
Dun Awley
53°19′19″N 6°23′43″W / 53.322081°N 6.395352°W / 53.322081; -6.395352 (Clondalkin Abbey)
Clontarf Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
church founded 550 by St Comgall of Bangor;
site now occupied by C.I. church
Cluain-tarbh 53°21′58″N 6°12′27″W / 53.3659955°N 6.2075758°W / 53.3659955; -6.2075758 (Clontarf Monastery)
Clontarf Preceptory ClontarfCastleHotel.JPG Knights Templar
founded before 1180, granted by Henry II;
dissolved 1308-10;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1313 (after 1314);
dissolved after 1400; granted to Prior Rawson of Kilmainham;
Clontarf Castle built on site, now the Clontarf Castle Hotel
St Congal 53°21′53″N 6°12′26″W / 53.3647919°N 6.2071037°W / 53.3647919; -6.2071037 (Clontarf Preceptory)
Cruagh Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 5th century by D. Daluan of Croibige in the time of St Patrick
Craibeach;
Creevagh
53°14′37″N 6°18′47″W / 53.243749°N 6.3130188°W / 53.243749; -6.3130188 (Cruagh Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Dalkey Island Benedictine monks
chapel
St Begnet
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Deilginis-cualan
Dublin — All Saints' Priory Regent House from Parliament Square - geograph.org.uk - 1741395.jpg Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
founded c.1166, Canons installed by Dermot Mac Murrough, King of Leinster;
dissolved 1539;
granted to Lord Devlin 1565;
College of the Holy Trinity built on site by Queen Elizabeth I
53°20′40″N 6°15′28″W / 53.344459°N 6.2577°W / 53.344459; -6.2577 (Dublin — All Saints' Priory (site))
Dublin — Holy Trinity Cathedral and Priory + Christchurch Cathedral - Dublin.jpg traditional early monastic site, founded 7th century?;
church
founded c.1030;
apparently Benedictine monks
before 1085 to 1096;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1152;
Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
founded c.1163;
dissolved 1541; continuing as secular cathedral by Queen Mary
53°20′36″N 6°16′16″W / 53.343434°N 6.271187°W / 53.343434; -6.271187 (Dublin — Holy Trinity Cathedral Priory)
Dublin — St George's Monastery purported monastery of St George mentioned 1199,[notes 84] doubtless a reference to St Mary de Hogges, which is located in the parish of St George St George
Dublin — St Mary's Abbey St Mary's Abbey Dublin, ChapterHouse.jpg Savignac monks — from Chester
founded c.1139;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 1147-8;
apparently dependent on Combermere 1147;
apparently dependent on Buildwas 1156-7;
attempt to break with Buildwas failed 1307;
dissolved 28 October 1539, surrendered by the last abbot, William Laundie;
occupied for munitions by John Travers by 1540;
granted to James, Earl of Desmond 20 December 1543; (NM)
St Mary
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Baile-atha-cliath;
Ath-cliath;
Duibhlinne
53°20′52″N 6°16′10″W / 53.3476949°N 6.2695456°W / 53.3476949; -6.2695456 (Dublin, St Mary's Abbey)
Dublin — St Mary de Hogges Abbey Augustinian nunsArroaisian
dependent on Clonard;
founded c.1146 by Dermot Mac Murrough, King of Leinster;
independent from before 1195;
dissolved 1536, apparently suppressed early 1536; demolished by William Brabazon, under-treasurer of Ireland, materials used in repair of the King's castle in Dublin; granted to Francis Gosby 26 December 1537;
granted to James Sedgrave c.1542
St Mary de Hogges [110]

53°20′36″N 6°15′41″W / 53.343372°N 6.261258°W / 53.343372; -6.261258 (Dublin St Mary's de Hogges Abbey)
Dublin — St Mary les Dames purported nunnery;[notes 85] parish church occupied by a woman recluse 1276-7[notes 86]
Dublin — St Saviour's Priory * Dublin Saint Saviour's Dominican Priory Church W 2012 09 26.jpg Dominican Friars;
church opened 15 January 1861;
extant
[111][112]

53°21′10″N 6°16′02″W / 53.352754°N 6.267185°W / 53.352754; -6.267185 (Dublin St Saviour's Priory)
Dublin — St Thomas's Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
priory founded March 1177 by King Henry II;
Augustinian Canons RegularVictorine
raised to abbey status c.1192;
dissolved 1539; granted to William Brabazon 1545
The Abbey Church of Saint Thomas the Martyr, Dublin
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Thomas Court
[113][114]

53°20′29″N 6°16′49″W / 53.341511°N 6.280387°W / 53.341511; -6.280387 (Dublin St Thomas's Abbey)
Dublin Augustinian Friary Augustinian Friars
founded before 1282;
Observant
adopted 1517;
dissolved 1540; granted to Robert Casey 6 May 1541
St John the Baptist
Dublin Augustinian Priory (at the Gate of Dublin) purported Augustinian Canons Regular[notes 87]
Dublin Augustinian Priory, St Olave Augustinian Canons Regular
church belonging to Bristol
Dublin Carmelite Friary * Carmelite Friars
founded 1274 by Sir Robert Bagot, Chief Justice;
dissolved 3 August 1539, surrendered by the last prior William Kelly; granted to Nicholas Stanyhurst;
demolished before 18 August 1541;
granted to Francis Aungier by Elizabeth I
modern Carmelite priory built on site, extant
St Mary 53°20′23″N 6°16′00″W / 53.339807°N 6.266702°W / 53.339807; -6.266702 (Dublin Carmelite Friary)
Dublin Priory Hospital Fratres Cruciferi and nuns
founded before 15 November 1588 (1185-8) by Ailred the Palmer;
dissolved 1539;
granted to Maurice, Earl of Thomond, 1544
St John Baptist
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Palmer's Hospital
Dublin Dominican Friary Dominican Friars
founded 1224;
destroyed by fire in Dublin 1304;
rebuilt before 1308 by Eustace le Poer;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Cusack 1542;
granted to the Earl of Ormond 1578;
The King's Inns established on site c.1582;
St Saviour 53°20′46″N 6°16′30″W / 53.345991°N 6.275007°W / 53.345991; -6.275007 (Dublin Dominican Friary)
Dublin Dominican Friary, later site Dominican Friars
founded c.1622
53°20′39″N 6°16′27″W / 53.344294°N 6.27422°W / 53.344294; -6.27422 (Dublin Dominican Friary, later site (approx.)) (approx)
Dublin Franciscan Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded before 13 January 1233 (possibly on an earlier site);
possibly transferred here c.1236;
Observant Franciscan Friars
adopted 1521;
dissolved 1540; granted to Thomas Stephens 1541
53°20′27″N 6°16′26″W / 53.340957°N 6.273762°W / 53.340957; -6.273762 (Dublin Franciscan Friary)
Dublin Franciscan Friary * Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
extant
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53°20′42″N 6°16′21″W / 53.344877°N 6.272614°W / 53.344877; -6.272614 (Dublin Franciscan Friary)
Dublin Knights Hospitallers Knights Hospitaller
frankhouse of Kilmainham, founded before 1290;
continued until the suppression
53°20′38″N 6°16′18″W / 53.343820°N 6.271648°W / 53.343820; -6.271648 (Dublin Knights Hospitallers (approx.)) (approx)
Dublin Sack Friars Friars of the Sack
probably founded 1268;
dissolved after 1309-10
Finglas Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 560 by St Canice; possibly not continuing after 10th century (last recorded abbot died in Rome 1038);
site occupied by remains of a medieval church
Fin-ghlais;
Fionn-ghlais;
Fionn-glass
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53°23′16″N 6°17′59″W / 53.387676°N 6.299704°W / 53.387676; -6.299704 (Finglas Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Glasmore Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Cronan (Mochua)
Glaismor;
Moortown
53°29′11″N 6°18′49″W / 53.4864624°N 6.3135338°W / 53.4864624; -6.3135338 (Glasmore Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Glasnevin Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded before 545 by St Mobi;
possibly not continuing after 10th century
Glas-naoidhen;
Glais-noiden
53°23′34″N 6°14′15″W / 53.3926447°N 6.2375736°W / 53.3926447; -6.2375736 (Glasnevin Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Grace Dieu Abbey,
nr. Donabate
Augustinian nunsArroaisian — from Lusk;
(community founded at Lusk after 1144)
transferred here c.1195;
founded after 1195? by John Cumin, Archbishop of Dublin;
dissolved 1539;
Turvey House was built from the remains of the abbey
St Mary
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de Gratia Dei;
Turvey House
53°30′02″N 6°11′23″W / 53.5005555°N 6.1895943°W / 53.5005555; -6.1895943 (Grace Dieu Abbey (approx.)) (approx)
Grange Abbey chapel of All Saints' Priory; disused since 17th century; ruined; (NM) 53°23′57″N 6°09′38″W / 53.399075°N 6.160429°W / 53.399075; -6.160429 (Grange Abbey)
Holmpatrick Priory,
Skerries
Augustinian Canons Regular — from St Patrick's Island
founded 1220;
dissolved 1557; granted to Thomas FitzWilliams 1578;
site now occupied by C.I. church
Holm Patric;
Inis-patraic;
Skerries
53°34′25″N 6°06′20″W / 53.573620°N 6.105518°W / 53.573620; -6.105518 (Holmpatrick Priory)
Howth 'Abbey' Howth (8082719343) (2).jpg non-monastic collegiate church The Collegiate Church of St. Mary Howth 53°23′15″N 6°03′57″W / 53.3875005°N 6.0659337°W / 53.3875005; -6.0659337 (Howth 'Abbey')
Ireland's Eye Monastery early monastic site;
beseiged 897;
plundered 960
53°24′18″N 6°03′50″W / 53.4051316°N 6.0639381°W / 53.4051316; -6.0639381 (Ireland's Eye Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killester Monastery purported remains of a monastery in Killester House[notes 88] 53°22′20″N 6°12′28″W / 53.372296°N 6.207788°W / 53.372296; -6.207788 (Killester Monastery (?)) (?)
Killiney Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic nuns 53°15′17″N 6°06′59″W / 53.254726°N 6.116311°W / 53.254726; -6.116311 (Killiney Monastery (?)) (?)
Killininny Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic nuns Cell-na-n-ingen;
Kilnaninghean
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53°16′22″N 6°21′03″W / 53.272842°N 6.350800°W / 53.272842; -6.350800 (Killininny Monastery (?)) (?)
Kilmainham Monastery early monastic site, founded 7th century by St Magnenn (Maignenn/Maighnenn) (in the time of St Fursey);
later Knights Hospitaller site (see immediately below)
Cell-maignenn;
Kil-maignend
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53°21′03″N 6°20′19″W / 53.350910°N 6.338596°W / 53.350910; -6.338596 (Kilmainham Monastery (?)) (?)
Kilmainham Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1174 by Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare, Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke and Striguil, on the site of earlier monastery (see immediately above);
erroneously given as Knights Templar[notes 89];
dissolved 1540;
restored 1557;
dissolved November 1558
Priory of St John the Baptist
Kilnamanagh Monastery early monastic site Cell-na-managh 53°17′53″N 6°21′51″W / 53.298007°N 6.364056°W / 53.298007; -6.364056 (Kilnamanagh Monastery (?)) (?)
Kilsallaghan Monastery purported monastic site, order, foundation and period unknown Kilsaghlan 53°28′29″N 6°19′09″W / 53.474715°N 6.319199°W / 53.474715; -6.319199 (Kilsallaghan Monastery, purported (approx.)) (approx)
Kinsaley Monastery =? St Doulaghs Church Dublin Geograph Image.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Garban (Gobban) or St Doulagh;
parochial church of St Doulagh built on site
Cean-saile;
Cenn-saile;
Kinsealy
53°24′55″N 6°10′45″W / 53.415150°N 6.179080°W / 53.415150; -6.179080 (Kinsaley Monastery)
Lambay Island Monastery # Lambay Island - Reachrainn - geograph.org.uk - 1350641.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Colmcille Reachrainn;
Rechra;
Lambey
53°29′18″N 6°01′25″W / 53.4882498°N 6.0235977°W / 53.4882498; -6.0235977 (Lambay Island Monastery)
Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham House, Loretto Abbey.jpg Sisters of Loreto
founded 1821 by Frances Ball at Rathfarnham House
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53°17′32″N 6°16′48″W / 53.292092°N 6.279963°W / 53.292092; -6.279963 (Loreto Abbey)
Loreto Abbey,
Dalkey
Sisters of Loreto
founded 1843 by Frances Ball;
boarding school for girls opened 17 August 1843;
boarding school closed 1982, continuing as a day school
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53°16′47″N 6°06′00″W / 53.279739°N 6.099976°W / 53.279739; -6.099976 (Loreto Abbey, Dalkey)
Lusk Abbey LuskRoundTower.JPG early monastic site, founded before 496/8, possibly c.450, by Cuinnidh mac Cathmugh (St MacCullin), who died 496/8;
burned and plundered by the Danes 827 and 856;
burned and plundered by Munstermen 1053;
burned by men of Meath 1133;
C.I. Parish church of St MacCullin built on site, incorporating round tower into tower
Lusca 53°31′34″N 6°10′03″W / 53.5261351°N 6.1673802°W / 53.5261351; -6.1673802 (Lusk Abbey)
'The Abbey', Malahide Malahide Abbey 1820.jpg ruins of a chapel Alahid;
Mullachide
53°26′42″N 6°09′49″W / 53.444922°N 6.163747°W / 53.444922; -6.163747 ('The Abbey', Malahide)
Newcastle Monastery early monastic site, founded by a St Finnian Caislean-nua-liamhain
Portrane Priory Augustinian nunsArroasian — from Grace Dieu
founded 1539;
dissolved after 1577
Rathmichael Monastery,
Carrickgolligan Hill
Round Tower at Old Rathmichael Church.jpg early monastic site, enclosure with slight remains of church and round tower 53°13′58″N 6°08′47″W / 53.232799°N 6.146271°W / 53.232799; -6.146271 (Rathmichael Monastery)
Red Island Monastery,
Skerries
Saggart Monastery early monastic site Tech-sacra;
Tassagard
53°35′04″N 6°04′34″W / 53.584309°N 6.076201°W / 53.584309; -6.076201 (Saggart Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
St Anne's Monastery early monastic site, possibly founded by Bishop Sanctain (possibly St Sanctain) St Anne
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Killeaspuigsanctain;
St Anne's Chapel
St Catherine's Priory Augustinian Canons RegularVictorine
founded 1219 by Warisius dePech;
cell dependent on St Thomas's, Dublin, 1323;
dissolved 1539, surrendered 25 June 1539
St Katherine;
Salmon Leap
53°22′06″N 6°28′11″W / 53.368275°N 6.469746°W / 53.368275; -6.469746 (St Patrick's Island Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
St Doolagh's Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Doolagh?
chapel and cell 1200 possibly built for a hermit or small community
St Doolagh
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St Doilough;
Clochar
53°24′25″N 6°09′42″W / 53.407076°N 6.161613°W / 53.407076; -6.161613 (St Doolagh's Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
St Patrick's Island Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick
burned by the Danes 798;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1140;
dissolved 1220, transferred to a new site at Holmpatrick
Inis Patraic 53°35′04″N 6°04′34″W / 53.584309°N 6.076201°W / 53.584309; -6.076201 (St Patrick's Island Monastery)
Santry Monastery early monastic site, founded by 6th century Sentrebh 53°23′23″N 6°15′08″W / 53.389647°N 6.252240°W / 53.389647; -6.252240 (Santry Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Sruthair Monastery early monastic site, possibly in Co Dublin Sruther
Swords Monastery = SwordsRoundTower.JPG early monastic site, founded c.560 by St Columbkill[121] Sord-coluim-cille;
Suird
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53°27′27″N 6°13′28″W / 53.457633°N 6.224458°W / 53.457633; -6.224458 (Swords Monastery)
Swords Priory nuns
1474 mention of a prioress here probably refer to Grace Dieu[notes 90]
Tallaght Monastery # early monastic site, founded 769 by Saint Maelruan;
burned and plundered 811 by the Danes;
rebuilt;
possibly not continuing after 1125;
site now occupied by C.I. church
Tamlacht-maelruain;
Taulaght
53°17′21″N 6°21′57″W / 53.28912°N 6.365748°W / 53.28912; -6.365748 (Tallaght Monastery)
Tallaght Priory Dominican Friars St Mary 53°17′19″N 6°21′38″W / 53.288539°N 6.360671°W / 53.288539; -6.360671 (Tallaght Priory)

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Taney Monastery early monastic site 53°17′01″N 6°13′33″W / 53.283690°N 6.225815°W / 53.283690; -6.225815 (Taney Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Tullow/Tully Monastery? Tully Church.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Brigid (possibly Brigid, daughter of Leinin);
ruined 13th-century church may occupy site of an Early Christian monastic site
Telach--na-n-epscop;
Tulach-na-n-epscop
Irish: tulach na n-Epscop, meaning "the hill of the bishops"
53°16′44″N 6°11′05″W / 53.278764°N 6.184616°W / 53.278764; -6.184616 (Tully Monastery)

The following location in County Dublin lacks monastic connection:

County Galway[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Abbeygormacan Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1170?;
dissolved 1543; granted to Ulick Bourke (William Ulick de Burgo Mac William), first Earl of Clanrickard (Clanricarde) 1543/1544, who probably did not evict the canons, who possibly remained until the reign of Elizabeth I
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Gormacan
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Gormacan Abbey;
Abbey Gormogan Abbey;
Monaster O Gormogan;
de Via Nova;
Nova Via
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53°12′52″N 8°20′57″W / 53.214411°N 8.349223°W / 53.214411; -8.349223 (Abbeygormacan Abbey)
Addergoole Abbey
(Addergoole parish, nr Ardcloon)
order, period and foundation unknown
"Abbey (in ruins)"[notes 91]
53°37′14″N 8°49′29″W / 53.620514°N 8.824639°W / 53.620514; -8.824639 (Addergoole Abbey)
Ahascragh Abbey early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Cuan;
C.I. church on site
Ahaskeragh;
Ath-ascrath;
Ath-ascrach;
Ath-escrach-Cuain
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53°23′53″N 8°20′06″W / 53.398168°N 8.334933°W / 53.398168; -8.334933 (Ahascragh Abbey)
Annaghdown Abbey of St. John the Baptist Annaghdown Abbey of St. John the Baptist de Cella Parva Nave and Residential Quarters 2010 09 12.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Tuam;
founded before 1224;
raised to abbey status c.1236;
dissolved after 1542?;
apparently the abbey was the most northerly of the ruins (known as 'the Nunnery') at Annaghdown;
dissolved 1562; granted to Richard, Earl of Clanricarde 1572;
granted to the warden and vicars of King's College, Galway 8 July 1578
St John the Baptist de Cella Parva 53°23′18″N 9°04′19″W / 53.388342°N 9.071885°W / 53.388342; -9.071885 (Annaghdown Abbey of St. John the Baptist)
Annaghdown Abbey of St Mary Annaghdown Abbey of St. Mary de Portu Patrum West Range 2010 09 12.jpg Augustinian Canons and Canonesses RegularArroasian
founded after c.1140, possibly by Turlough O'Conor at the instance of St Malachy;
identification sometimes confused with the Premonstratensian foundation to the north;
dissolved before 1578, granted to Richard, Earl of Clanricarde 1562
The Abbey of Saint Mary de Portu Patrum, Annaghdown 53°23′13″N 9°04′22″W / 53.386908°N 9.072736°W / 53.386908; -9.072736 (Annaghdown Abbey)
Annaghdown Cathedral & Nunnery Annaghdown Nunnery Church 2010 09 12.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic nuns
founded 6th (before 578) century by St Brendan for his sister Briga, site traditionally granted by the King of Connacht;
Augustinian nunsArroaisian
adopted after 1144;
priory, dependent on Clonard;
integrated into the Abbey of St Mary de Portu Patrum c.1144;
episcopal diocesan cathedral before 1189 (and after 1152);
church of St Mary Evachdun, cum villa Kelgel confirmed to the Arroaisians of Clonard 1195;
dependent on Kilcreevannty from before 1223, church of St Mary Eanchduyn confirmed to the Arroasians of Kilcreevanty c.1123 and 1400;
diocese united with Tuam 1327;
canons and canonesses possibly shared the same church;
dissolved after 1223-4, nuns possibly transferred to Inishmaine
Monastery of Lough Corrib;
Annadown;
Eanach-duine;
Enaghcoin;
Evachdun;
Lough Corrib;
Lough Orbsen
53°23′16″N 9°04′16″W / 53.387721°N 9.071215°W / 53.387721; -9.071215 (Annaghdown Cathedral & Nunnery)
Annaghdown Friary erroneously listed as Franciscan Friars[notes 92]
Ardnabara Abbey
in Killimordaly parish
possible monastic site — order, foundation and period unknown, "Ardnabara Abbey, in ruins"[129] 53°19′18″N 8°34′45″W / 53.321697°N 8.579078°W / 53.321697; -8.579078 (Ardnabara Abbey (approx.)) (approx)
Ardrahan Monastery early monastic site;
stump of round tower[notes 93]
Ard-rathain 53°09′28″N 8°48′25″W / 53.157718°N 8.806990°W / 53.157718; -8.806990 (Ardrahan Monastery)
Athenry Priory Athenry Priory East Window 2009 09 13.jpg Dominican Friars
founded 1241;
dissolved 1574; granted to the town;
reoccupied 1595;
Regular Observant
date unknown;
dissolved c.1597, burned with the town during hostilities;
friars granted a new site at Coilascail, infra;
became a university 1644;
site recovered by friars 1685, retained until the general exile 1698;
used as a barracks 18th century; (NM)
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
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Ath-na-riogh;
Ath-na-rig;
Anry
53°17′54″N 8°44′40″W / 53.2982229°N 8.7444514°W / 53.2982229; -8.7444514 (Athenry Priory)
Athenry Friary erroneous reference to Franciscan Friars — mistaken identification of Adare Friary[notes 94]
Aughrim Priory early monastic site, founded before 741;
Augustinian Canons Regular - (?)Arroasian
founded before 1170? or 1220, doubtfully purportedy by a Butler (Theobald Walter, first Butler of Ireland[notes 95]), more likely by an O'Kelly, with a Butler as a later benefactor;
burned 1307;
dissolved c.1562?; granted to Richard, Earl of Clanricard;
Augustinian Friars
St Catherine
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Eachdruim;
Acharym-Omane;
Aghrim;
Achdrum;
Echraim
Enachdruim-Omane
53°18′14″N 8°19′04″W / 53.303964°N 8.317761°W / 53.303964; -8.317761 (Aughrim Priory)
Ballynahinch Friary Carmelite Friars
founded 1356 by O'Flaherty;
dissolved during the reign of Elizabeth I;
convent listed as re-established c.1737[notes 96]
Baile-na-hinse;
Ballinhinceh;
Dalcaccense?
53°27′43″N 9°52′05″W / 53.461890°N 9.868126°W / 53.461890; -9.868126 (Ballynahinch Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Ballynakill 'Abbey' "Abbey",[notes 97] "Ellomaine Graveyard"[notes 98] Ellomaine
Beagh Friary (Barony of Clare) Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1441;
dissolved before 1585; granted to John Newton
53°31′06″N 9°00′32″W / 53.518270°N 9.008971°W / 53.518270; -9.008971 (Beagh Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Beagh Friary (Barony of Kiltartan) Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular — erroneous reference to the friary in the Barony of Clare (see immediately above)
Boilean Clair Franciscan Friars, Conventual — actually Claregalway — erronesously identified as a separate foundation[notes 99]
Boley Friary Dominican Friars — from Portumna
apparently founded early 18th century
Boula;
Buaile
53°08′05″N 8°43′06″W / 53.134826°N 8.718252°W / 53.134826; -8.718252 (Boley Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Caheradreen Monastery early monastic site 53°14′48″N 8°54′02″W / 53.246805°N 8.900535°W / 53.246805; -8.900535 (Caheradrine Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Caltra Friary Caltra Our Lady of Lourdes Church Water Font of the Carmelite Friary from 1646 2010 09 15.jpg Carmelite Friars
founded not later than 1336 (c.1320) by the Berminghams, barons of Athenry;
dissolved 1589; granted to John Rawson 1589;
restored 1735 (c.1737);
closed c.1775
Kaltragh-ne-Pallice
Caltragh Pallas;
Caltranapallice;
Caltra-ne-Pallas;
Callarense;
Kaltragh-;
Keal-;
Pallice;
Paileeshe
53°14′48″N 8°54′02″W / 53.246805°N 8.900535°W / 53.246805; -8.900535 (Caltra Friary)
Claregalway Friary ClaregalwayFriary.jpg Franciscan Friars, Conventual
founded before c.1252 by John de Colgan I;[notes 100]
dissolved 1542; granted to Richard de Burgo 1570;
friars remained
Observant Franciscan Friars
adopted 1567?;
dissolved c.1589, friars expelled by Sir Richard Bingham, who converted the buildings into barracks;
friars permitted use of part of the monastery until expelled again;
friars attempted to restore monastery after 1641;
chapel in use until 18th century; (NM)
Claregalway Abbey;
Clair;
Baile-an-chlair;
Boilean-Clair;
Clar-dun-dunul
53°20′48″N 8°56′41″W / 53.3468019°N 8.9446397°W / 53.3468019; -8.9446397 (Claregalway Friary)
Cloghmore Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Cloch-mor, in Killannin parish 53°13′43″N 9°31′26″W / 53.228723°N 9.523880°W / 53.228723; -9.523880 (Cloghmore Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Clonfert Abbey Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
founded after 1140, possibly by Turlogh O'Conor, at the instance of St Malachy;
dissolved 1571
St Mary's de Porto Puro 53°14′24″N 8°03′28″W / 53.240134°N 8.057667°W / 53.240134; -8.057667 (Clonfert Abbey)
Clonfert Monastery ClonfertCathedral.JPG Gaelic monks
founded before 577 or 583 by St Brendan the Navigator;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1111
Cluain-ferta-brenaind;
Cluain-ferden
53°14′27″N 8°03′30″W / 53.2406959°N 8.0584259°W / 53.2406959; -8.0584259 (Clonfert Monastery)
Clonfert, Monygayun Abbey Augustinian nunsArroasian
founded after 1144;
dependent on Kilcreevanty from before 1223;
dissolved during the reign of Elizabeth I
St Mary
Clonkeenkerrill Friary Clonkeenkerrill Friary South Transept 2009 09 16.jpg Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1435 by Thomas O'Kelly, Bishop of Clonfert, converting the church into a friary at the instance of David and John Mullkerrill;
Franciscan Friars, Conventual
refounded 1453, papal permission obtained by David Mullkerrill
Cloonkeenkerrill;
'St. Kerrill's Abbey'
53°22′59″N 8°34′51″W / 53.3831236°N 8.5808372°W / 53.3831236; -8.5808372 (Clonkeenkerrill Friary)
Clonkeenkerrill Monastery early monastic site Cluain-cain-cairill;
Cluain-caoin-cairiolla;
Cluacaen-Caeryll
Clontuskert Priory ClontuskertPriory.JPG early monastic site, founded c.805 (before 809), by St Boedan;
Augustinian Canons Regular - Arroasian
founded after 1140, probably by the O'Kelly family;
dissolved 1562
Augustinian Friars
possibly restored 1637; (NM)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Clontuskert
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Clontuskert Abbey;
The Old Abbey;
Cluain-tuaiskirt-ua-maine;
Clontuskert-Omanny
53°16′47″N 8°12′42″W / 53.279636°N 8.2115936°W / 53.279636; -8.2115936 (Clontuskert Priory)
Cloonfush Monastery early monastic site, founded early 6th century by St Jarlath Cluain-fois [130]

53°30′55″N 8°54′05″W / 53.515205°N 8.901415°W / 53.515205; -8.901415 (Cloonfush Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Cloonyvornoge Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1441;
dissolved 1585-6?; granted to John Newton 1597
Clonnavarnoge;
Cowlevernoge
Cowleneringe
53°29′28″N 9°05′36″W / 53.491141°N 9.093246°W / 53.491141; -9.093246 (Cloonyvornoge Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Coilascail Priory Dominican Friars
founded on a site granted by Ulrick Burke, Earl of Clanricarde
Creevaghbaun Friary Creevaghbaun Friary SE 2010 09 15.jpg Carmelite Friars
founded 1332 by a member of the de Burgos family;
dissolved 1574; granted to Thomas Lewis 1574;
restored c.1737
Crevaghbane
Crevebane;
Craghbane;
Brenaghbane;
Kribaghbane
53°29′28″N 8°46′37″W / 53.491007°N 8.777046°W / 53.491007; -8.777046 (Creevaghbaun Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Currabeg Monastery monastic site, order, foundation and period unknown
Donaghpatrick Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick Domnach-patraic;
Magna Saeoli
53°28′44″N 9°02′18″W / 53.478788°N 9.038208°W / 53.478788; -9.038208 (Donaghpatrick Monastery?) (?)
Drumacoo Monastery early monastic site Druim-muccado;
Droma-Mucada
53°11′55″N 8°54′17″W / 53.198661°N 8.904676°W / 53.198661; -8.904676 (Drumacoo Monastery)
Dunmore Monastery misidentification of Donaghpatrick[notes 101]
Dunmore Priory DunmorePriory.jpg early monastic site
Augustinian Friars
founded c.1423 (before 1425) by Walter Mor de Bermingham, 9th Baron Athenry;
dissolved 1569, friars remained in occupancy;
held by John Burke fitz Thomas 1574;
friars left in 1645, taking refuge at Mayfield
Donmore Mac Oryshe;
Downemore;
Dominensis?
53°37′13″N 8°44′31″W / 53.620412°N 8.742022°W / 53.620412; -8.742022 (Dunmore Friary and Abbey)
Eglish Friary Eglish Friary 2010 09 15.jpg Carmelite friars
founded 1393–1398;
possibly abandoned during the reign of Elizabeth;
possibly Franciscan Friars
dissolved 1579
Monteceancohe;
Sleushancough;
Slewshancogh
53°23′03″N 8°17′45″W / 53.384147°N 8.295708°W / 53.384147; -8.295708 (Eglish Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Esker Friary Dominican FriarsRegular Observance
founded after 1622, site granted by Ulrick Burke, Earl of Clanricarde, at the request of the Provincial, Fr Ross Mageoghegan and other friars;
friars left 1860s
Brosk;
Coilascail
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Esker Monastery Redemptorists [131]

53°16′56″N 8°40′55″W / 53.282215°N 8.681930°W / 53.282215; -8.681930 (Esker Monastery)
Fallig Friary Franciscan Friars - probable confusion for Killeigh (Fallig), Co Offaly[notes 102] Faghy;
Fahy
Galway Augustinian Friary Augustinian Friars
founded 1500 by Margaret Athy, at the request of Richard Nagle;
dissolved before 1578; leased to the town 1578;
demolished 1652 in order to use the strategic position of the site
53°16′17″N 9°02′49″W / 53.271320°N 9.047075°W / 53.271320; -9.047075 (Galway Augustinian Friary)
Galway Augustinian Friary*, later site Augustinian Friars;
church opened 4 September 1859;
extant
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53°16′19″N 9°03′08″W / 53.272053°N 9.052101°W / 53.272053; -9.052101 (Galway Augustinian Friary, later site)
Galway Carmelite Priory Carmelite Friars
founded c.1332? possibly by a member of the de Burgo family;
dissolved after 1648
Galway Dominican Nunnery, first site Dominican nuns
founded 1644 in Augustine Street;
exiled by the Cromwellians 1652;
returned in 1686 to a house in Kirwan's Lane (see below)
53°16′19″N 9°03′08″W / 53.271816°N 9.052252°W / 53.271816; -9.052252 (Galway Dominican Nunnery, first site)
Galway Dominican Nunnery, second site Dominican nuns
founded 1686 in Kirwan's Lane;
expelled on a number of occasions 1691
convent, known as The Slate House, in use as barracks for British soldiers;
fell into disrepair;
destroyed by fire 1842
53°16′17″N 9°03′17″W / 53.271424°N 9.054644°W / 53.271424; -9.054644 (Galway Dominican Nunnery, second site)
Galway Dominican Nunnery*, current site Dominican nuns
founded March 1845 on Taylors Hill, country house known as 'Mount Eaton' or 'Seaview', previously owned by the Sloper family;
extant
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53°16′05″N 9°04′43″W / 53.268165°N 9.078548°W / 53.268165; -9.078548 (Galway Dominican Nunnery, current site)
Galway Franciscan Abbey Franciscan Friars
built 1660;
re-built 1781
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53°16′34″N 9°03′17″W / 53.2759794°N 9.054746°W / 53.2759794; -9.054746 (Galway Franciscan Abbey)
Galway Franciscan Nunnery Franciscan nuns, (?)Third Order
founded 1511, church of St Nicholas purportedly granted by Walter Lynch to his daughter;
dissolved during the reign of Elizabeth I
St Nicholas;
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The house of the poor nuns of St Francis
Galway Friary Franciscan Friars, Conventual
founded 1296 by William de Burgo;
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1460, and again before 1520;
Conventuals and Observants apparently continued together, the latter in the minority;
Conventuals attempted to evict Observants 1533 but were overruled;
dissolved 1550;
reoccupied during the reign of Queen Mary;
leased to the mayor and townsmen c.1569, renewed 1578;
community apparently extant until 1583 when the friars left and church burnt;
returned 1612 and rebuilt the church;
destroyed 1657;
converted into a court house;
current court house on site
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53°16′31″N 9°03′15″W / 53.275280°N 9.054121°W / 53.275280; -9.054121 (Galway Friary)
Galway Priory possibly formerly a hospital administered by the Premonstratensians
Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Tuam;
founded 1235, church purportedly granted to Tuam by the O'Halleran family;
dissolved before 1451: relegated to chapel;
left empty for a significant period by 1480;
Dominican Friars
founded 1488, granted license by Innocent III;
dissolved 1570; granted to the town corporation;
possibly a vicariate of Athenry, raised to priory status 1612;
dissolved 1651
Blessed Virgin Mary extra Muros;
St Mary on the Hill
53°16′06″N 9°03′23″W / 53.268248°N 9.056527°W / 53.268248; -9.056527 (Galway Priory)
Gortnabishaun Monastery,
Kilconla parish
early monastic site 53°32′32″N 9°01′36″W / 53.542348°N 9.026642°W / 53.542348; -9.026642 (Gortnabishaun Monastery)
Gorumna Island,
Killanin parish
early monastic site, "abbey"[notes 103] Gailimh;
Galvia;
Ngaillim;
Bun-Gaillmhs;
Bongal
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53°14′09″N 9°41′56″W / 53.235864°N 9.698954°W / 53.235864; -9.698954 (Gorumna Island Monastery)
Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Boyle
Grainsearchmhaonmhai;
Grange of Mowyny
High Island Monastery early monastic site, founded before 665 by St Fechin Ardoilen;
Cellgradhaandomhain
53°32′39″N 10°15′44″W / 53.544133°N 10.262089°W / 53.544133; -10.262089 (High Island Monastery)
Illaunmore Monastery Historic county location — see County Clare
Inchiquin Monastery early monastic site, founded before 626 by St Brendan the Navigator Inis-mac-ui-chuind;
Insi-ui-chuinn;
Inisquin
53°27′48″N 9°14′16″W / 53.463340°N 9.237860°W / 53.463340; -9.237860 (Inchiquin Monastery)
Inishark Monastery early monastic site Inisairc 53°36′22″N 10°16′04″W / 53.606002°N 10.267668°W / 53.606002; -10.267668 (Inishark Monastery)
Inishbofin Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 7th century by St Coleman
supposed Benedictine monks — evidence lacking;
suggested Augustinian Canons Regular during the reign of Henry VIII — evidence lacking
Inis-bofine;
Bophin Island
53°36′56″N 10°11′20″W / 53.6154609°N 10.1887572°W / 53.6154609; -10.1887572 (Inishbofin Monastery)
Inisheer Monastery
Aran Islands
early monastic site Ada-airthir;
Ara-coemhain;
Airdne-coimhain;
Ardcoenmain?
53°03′35″N 9°32′11″W / 53.059800°N 9.536519°W / 53.059800; -9.536519 (Inisheer Monastery)
Inishlackan Friary purported Franciscan Friars[notes 104]
Inishmaan Monastery
Aran Islands
early monastic site, two churches under the parish of St Enda, Inishmore Inismedhon;
Middle Island
53°04′52″N 9°35′42″W / 53.081169°N 9.595077°W / 53.081169; -9.595077 (Inishmaan Monastery)
Inishmicatreer Monastery early monastic site;
"Abbey in ruins"[notes 105]
'Inishmicatreer Abbey' ;
Inish-mictreer
53°29′57″N 9°15′01″W / 53.499266°N 9.250311°W / 53.499266; -9.250311 (Inishmicatreer Monastery)
Inishmore Monastery
Aran Islands
early monastic site, purportedly granted to St Enda, aided by St Ailbe of Emly, by Oengus, King of Munster
Franciscan Friars Minor, Third Order Regular[notes 106] or First Order[notes 107]
founded after 1484, founder unknown;[notes 108] First Order possibly transferred to the Third Order after 1560;
dissolved ? (during the reign of Elizabeth I?), abandoned during the religious persecution
Ara-na-naemh;
Ara-Enda;
Killenda;
Na Seacht dTeampaill;
(The Seven Churches)
53°07′19″N 9°40′07″W / 53.121989°N 9.668747°W / 53.121989; -9.668747 (Inishmore Monastery)
Inishnee Monastery early monastic site, founded before 768 Inis-eidnigh? 53°23′34″N 9°54′06″W / 53.392798°N 9.901600°W / 53.392798; -9.901600 (Inishnee Monastery)
Kilbennan Monastery Kilbennan Church and Round Tower 2010 09 16.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Benignus (Benen), a disciple of St Patrick
Cell-beneoin;
Dun Lughaid
53°32′19″N 8°53′31″W / 53.538749°N 8.892001°W / 53.538749; -8.892001 (Kilbennan Monastery)
Kilboght Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded before 1507 by Hugo de Wall;
dissolved after 1564; granted to Richard, Earl of Clanricarde
Kil-bought;
kil-bout
Kilcolgan Monastery,
Kilmacduagh diocese
early monastic site, founded before c.580;
erenagh until at least 1132;
burned during war 1258
Kilcolgan Monastery,
Clonfert diocese?
early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille for Colgan (possibly same as immediately above) Cell-colgain
Kilcommedan Monastery early monastic site Cell-comadan 53°17′19″N 8°19′01″W / 53.288616°N 8.317080°W / 53.288616; -8.317080 (Kilbennan Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Kilconla Monastery early monastic site, founded reputedly by St Conlat Cell-connla;
Kilconly
53°35′21″N 8°59′53″W / 53.589162°N 8.998135°W / 53.589162; -8.998135 (Kilconla Monastery)
Kilconnell Friary Kilconnell Friary South Range 2 2009 09 16.jpg Franciscan Friars
founded 1414 (1353 or c.1353) by William O'Kelly, Lord of Ui Maine; dissolved 1541;
on the site of an earlier monastery (see immediately below); (NM)
Cell-chonaill;
Kilconail
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53°19′58″N 8°24′03″W / 53.332705°N 8.400807°W / 53.332705; -8.400807 (Kilconnell Monastery)
Kilconnell Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Conall
Kilcoona Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Colmcille, site granted by Tibrades, son of Prince Maelduin, built by St Cuanna (Cuannach) Cellcuannathe;
Kilcoonagh
53°26′35″N 9°01′59″W / 53.443021°N 9.033160°W / 53.443021; -9.033160 (Kilcoona Monastery)
Kilcorban Friary Dominican Friars
dependent on Athenry;
founded 1446;
dissolved during the reign of Elizabeth I(?);
site now occupied by St Corban's Church
Kilcarbain 53°07′31″N 8°18′22″W / 53.125176°N 8.306072°W / 53.125176; -8.306072 (Kilcorban Friary)
Kilcreevanty Abbey Kilcreevanty Abbey North Wall 2010 09 16.jpg Benedictine nuns
founded c.1200, chapel granted by Thomas de Burgo;
Augustinian nunsArroasian
refounded 1223;
dissolved 1543
The Holy Rosary;
The Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary
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Cell-craobhnat;
Kil-creunata;
Kil-crevet;
Casta Silva;
Chaste Wood
53°33′48″N 8°54′14″W / 53.563267°N 8.903778°W / 53.563267; -8.903778 (Kilcreevanty Abbey)
Kilcummin Monastery ~ early monastic site, founded by St Coeman Kill-choemain;
Cell-coemain
53°14′26″N 9°45′31″W / 53.240564°N 9.758606°W / 53.240564; -9.758606 (Kilcummin Monastery (vaguely)) (vaguelly)
Kilkilvery Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until at least 11th century;
later passed to the Fratres Cruciferi of Castledermot
Cell-cillbile 53°28′27″N 9°06′26″W / 53.474255°N 9.107323°W / 53.474255; -9.107323 (Kilkilvery Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killamanagh Priory early monastic site;
Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Annaghdown;
founded 1260 by an abbot of St John de Cella Parva, Annaghdown;
dissolved c.1542?, probably suppressed
St Mary de Cella Parva
Cellnamanagh;
Kilnamanoch;
Killinimanach;
Cella Parva St Mary
Cell-coemain
53°30′05″N 9°03′04″W / 53.501420°N 9.051055°W / 53.501420; -9.051055 (Killamanagh Monastery)
Killeely Monastery early monastic site 53°12′33″N 8°51′25″W / 53.209242°N 8.857003°W / 53.209242; -8.857003 (Killeely Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killeenmunterlane Monastery early monastic site 53°11′54″N 8°53′14″W / 53.198436°N 8.887146°W / 53.198436; -8.887146 (Killeenmunterlane Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killower Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs 11th century
Killawyr 53°30′47″N 8°57′14″W / 53.513062°N 8.953900°W / 53.513062; -8.953900 (Killower Monastery)
Killursa Monastery KillursaChurch.JPG early monastic site, founded by St Fursa (Fursey);
eranaghs at least to 11th century;
church passed to the Fratres Cruciferi of Castledermot
Cell-fursa;
Rathmat;
Rathmath;
Rathmuighe
53°28′04″N 9°08′42″W / 53.467747°N 9.144884°W / 53.467747; -9.144884 (Killursa Monastery)
Kilmacduagh Monastery KilmacduaghCathedral&Monastery.jpg early monastic site, founded 6th-7th century by St Colman son of Duagh on land granted by Guaire, King
ruined by William Fitz Adelm de Burgo early 13th century;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 11th century;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1225-50;
dissolved 1584; granted to Richard, Earl of Clanricarde
St Mary de Petra
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Cell-mic-duaich;
Duaca;
Kil-macough
53°02′53″N 8°53′17″W / 53.0480262°N 8.8880253°W / 53.0480262; -8.8880253 (Kilmacduagh Abbey)
Kilmeen Monastery early monastic site Cell-mian 53°12′19″N 8°29′51″W / 53.205261°N 8.497496°W / 53.205261; -8.497496 (Kilmeen Monastery)
Kilmurry Friary Franciscan Friars
given as Dominican Friars[notes 109]
Cell-mhuire;
Kilmurray
53°34′09″N 8°41′22″W / 53.569065°N 8.689531°W / 53.569065; -8.689531 (Kilmurry Friary)
Kilreekill Monastery early monastic site, nuns
reputedly founded by St Patrick for his sister Richella
Cell-richill 53°13′49″N 8°27′13″W / 53.230290°N 8.453722°W / 53.230290; -8.453722 (Kilreekill Monastery)
Kiltiernan Monastery early monastic site Cell-tighernain 53°11′17″N 8°50′33″W / 53.188023°N 8.842610°W / 53.188023; -8.842610 (Kiltiernan Monastery)
Kiltullagh Monastery early monastic site;
possibly not continuing after 10th century
Cell-tulach-mhaonmhai 53°18′47″N 8°57′18″W / 53.313083°N 8.955059°W / 53.313083; -8.955059 (Kiltullagh Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Kinalehin Friary,
nr Abbey
Kinalehin Friary South Range 2009 09 17.jpg Carthusian monks — possibly from Hinton
founded c.1252 by John de Cogan I;
purportedly destroyed 1279 and if so, rebuilt soon after;
sold to the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem 1306 - the Knights appear to have held appurtenances, though the sale appears never to have completed;
dissolved by General Chapter the Grande Chartreuse 1321;
abandoned by the monks c.1341;
Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
refounded c.1371 by the de Burgos, granted by the Pope;
destroyed after the general suppression; purchased from Elizabeth I by Richard de Burgo (Rufus), Earl of Clanricarde, who retained it for the friars
dissolved before 1609;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1611;
dissolved after 1642;
friars probably expelled under the Cromwellians;
returned during the reign of Charles II
Abbey;
Kilnalahan;
Kinaleghin;
Kenaloyn;
Cenel-Feichin;
Cineoil-Feichin;
Kilnalekin;
Kinelfeichin
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53°06′10″N 8°23′39″W / 53.1026822°N 8.3940697°W / 53.1026822; -8.3940697 (Kinalehin Friary)
Kinvarra Monastery early monastic site, patron St Coman Ceamm-mhara;
Cenn-mara
53°08′21″N 8°56′13″W / 53.139305°N 8.936992°W / 53.139305; -8.936992 (Kinvarra Monastery)
Knockmoy Abbey Knockmoy Abbey 957024.jpg Cistercian monks — from Boyle
founded 1190 by Cathal Crobderg O'Conor, King of Connacht;
dissolved 1542, surrendered by Abbot Hugh O'Kelly 24 May 1542, though a secularised form of monasticism apparently continued; let to Andrew Brereton for 21 years, 1566;
part granted to Nicholas FitzSymons 1568;
QE
Abbeyknockmoy Abbey;
Collis Victoriae;
Cnoc-muaidhe;
Knockmuighe;
Mainister-cnoc-muaide
53°26′26″N 8°44′33″W / 53.440519°N 8.742571°W / 53.440519; -8.742571 (Knockmoy Abbey)
Kylemore Abbey Kylemoreabbey.jpg Benedictine monks
mansion now serves as convent boarding school
53°33′42″N 9°53′22″W / 53.561724°N 9.889439°W / 53.561724; -9.889439 (Kylemore Abbey)
Loughrea Priory Loughrea Priory SW 2009 09 17.jpg Carmelite Friars
founded c.1300 by Richard de Burgo, Earl of Ulster;
dissolved before 1541; granted to Richard, Earl of Clanricarde 1652;
friars permitted to remain;

Teresian (Discalced) Carmelites
occupied intermittently from 1640
St Mary
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Loch-riach;
Laughreagh;
Lough-Reogh;
Balliloc riagh
53°11′56″N 8°34′08″W / 53.199°N 8.569°W / 53.199; -8.569 (Loughrea Priory)
Loughrea Abbey * Discalced Carmelite Friars
founded 19th century;
extant
53°12′01″N 8°34′13″W / 53.200405°N 8.570168°W / 53.200405; -8.570168 (Loughrea Priory, current site)
Maghee Monastery ~ early monastic site, possibly Co Galway, location unidentified Mag-Cé;
Magele;
Magelle;
Magtriudi
location unknown
Mayfield Augustinian Friars refuge from Dunmore 1645
Meelick Friary + Meelick Friary West 2009 09 17.jpg Franciscan Friars, Conventual
founded 1414, mandate to license a Franciscan foundation issued to the Bishop of Clonfert by the Pope;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1479;
dissolved 1559, suppressed and ruined;
restored 1595;
dissolved after 1595; granted to the Earl of Clanricarde;
church and buildings largely destroyed by c.1616;
Observant Franciscan Friars 1680, intermittently until 1852;
now R.C. church
Mil-eagh;
Miliuc;
Milick;
Mykescin
53°10′25″N 8°05′08″W / 53.173600°N 8.085498°W / 53.173600; -8.085498 (Meelick Friary)
Monasternalea Monastery early monastic site
erroneously purportedly Franciscan Friars,[notes 110] — reliable evidence lacking
Abbey Grey Monastery;
Abbeygrey Monastery;
Mainistir na Liath;
Kilmore-ne-togher?
53°33′29″N 8°21′56″W / 53.5580536°N 8.3655739°W / 53.5580536; -8.3655739 (Monasternalea (Abbey Grey) Monastery)
Moor Abbey,
parish of Athenry
Cistiercian monks?
possibly chapel of Moor Aughrim at a grange of Knockmoy
Omey Monastery early monastic site, founded 7th century by St Fechin of Fore with the aid of King Guare;
ruins excavated and re-sited by archaeologists in 1990s
Iomaidh;
Immagh;
Temple-feheen
53°32′08″N 10°10′31″W / 53.535506°N 10.175411°W / 53.535506; -10.175411 (Omey Monastery)

(ruins re-sited at 53°32′02″N 10°09′26″W / 53.533906°N 10.157118°W / 53.533906; -10.157118 (Omey Monastery (re-sited)))

Portumna Friary PortumnaFriary.jpg Dominican monks
founded before 1414 by Murchad? O'Madden, Lord, on the site of the Cistercian monks' priory (see immediately below);
dissolved c.1582; granted to the Earls of Clanricarde 1582;
part used as C.I. church 1631;
choir became C.I. church 1762;
Observant
refounded before 1426
The Friary Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Portumna
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Portumna Abbey
53°05′10″N 8°13′03″W / 53.086075°N 8.217595°W / 53.086075; -8.217595 (Portumna Friary)
Portumna Priory Cistercian monks
chapel, dependent on Dunbrody;
founded 1254;
became disused;
Dominican friary founded on site (see immediately above)
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Portumna
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Portumna Abbey;
Portomna;
Portompria
Rafwee Monastery early monastic site, coarb 11th century Raithbuidhe 53°26′55″N 9°04′13″W / 53.448500°N 9.070330°W / 53.448500; -9.070330 (Rawfee Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Rathmagh Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Brendan of Clonfert Raithmaige 53°27′04″N 9°10′38″W / 53.451005°N 9.177361°W / 53.451005; -9.177361 (Rathmagh Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Roscam Monastery early monastic site, founded before 779;
destroyed by the Danes 807
Ros-chaim;
Ros-camm
Ross Errilly Friary Refriary.jpg Franciscan Friars, Conventual
founded 1351 (1431) by Raymond de Burgo;
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1470 (1498) by the Grannard family (William, Lord Grannard?);
dissolved 1562; granted to the Earl of Clanricarde by Elizabeth I 1562;
friars afforded protection by Clanricarde
friars left before 1580;
re-established by Clanricarde 1580;
expelled by Protestants and English soldiers 1580;
occupied by English soldiers 1596;
friars reinstated before 1601;
abandoned by friars to escape imprisonment;
reinstated 1611 by Clanricarde;
expelled 1612;
returned 1626 and 1641;
abandoned 1656;
reoccupied and repaired 1664;
abandoned after 1688;
returned 1712;
possibly expelled 1731;
returned 1753, restored by Lord St George;
dissolved 1832;
ruinous by 1835; (NM)
Ross;
Ross-erelly;
Ross-eriall;
Ros-traily;
Ros-oirbealaigh;
Ruisairbhealaigh;
Iriala
53°28′47″N 9°07′54″W / 53.479707°N 9.131543°W / 53.479707; -9.131543 (Ross Errilly Friary)
Rosshill Monastery early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Brendan of Clonfert;
"'Abbey' site"[notes 111]
Teampull Brandon 53°33′15″N 9°22′07″W / 53.554185°N 9.368495°W / 53.554185; -9.368495 (Rosshill Monastery)
Roundstone Monastery Historical photo;
Historical photo
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1835;
site redeveloped
53°23′32″N 9°54′59″W / 53.392168°N 9.916368°W / 53.392168; -9.916368 (Roundstone Priory (site))
St Macdara's Island Monastery early emeritical monastic site, founded by St (Sionnach) Mac Dara Cruach Macdara;
Cruanacara
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53°18′12″N 9°55′05″W / 53.303390°N 9.918079°W / 53.303390; -9.918079 (St Macdara's Island Monastery)
Templemoyle-Kiltullagh Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1441;
dissolved 1595; granted to Edmond Barrett
Tombmoyle
Tisaxon Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded before 1442, mandate issued to the Bishop of Ballysadare by the Pope;
dissolved 1574; granted to Thomas Lewes 5 April 1574
Teagh-saxon;
Theascaston;
Trachsasson cf. Templegal
Toghergar Friary purported Franciscan Friars — reliable evidence lacking
Toombeola Abbey Dominican Friars
dependent on Athenry;
apparently founded after January 1427 by Chieftain O'Flaherty, when papal license obtained to build a monastery;
dubiously suggested Augustinian Friars - Dominicans possibly gave shelter to friars of other orders in penal periods
dissolved after 1558; seized by the Protestants
reoccupied 18th century
St Patrick
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Tuaim-beola;
Tom-beola;
Tum-beola
53°25′52″N 9°51′52″W / 53.431245°N 9.864462°W / 53.431245; -9.864462 (Toombeola Abbey)
Tuam Monastery + TuamRCCathedral-2.jpg early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Jarlath (Iarlath);
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1111; extant
53°30′55″N 8°50′51″W / 53.5153073°N 8.8473845°W / 53.5153073; -8.8473845 (Tuam Monastery)
Tuam Augustinian Abbey Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
priory or hospital founded c.1140 by Turlogh O'Connor;
raised to abbey status c.1360?;
dissolved c.1562, c.1572; granted to Richard, Earl of Clanricarde;
Augustinian Friars
refounded
St John the Evangelist
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St John in the suburbs
Tuam Friary Fratres Cruciferi
founded 1140 by an O'Connor
Tuam Nunnery purported nuns or Premonstratensian Canonesses — evidence lacking;
a tenement owned by the Arroasian nuns of Kilcrevanty existed in Tuam (Tuaym) 1223-4
Tuam Premonstratensian Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Cockersand?;
founded 1203-4?;
revived from Prémontre? 1217-8?;
burned with the town and other churches 1244;
dissolved c.1574
The Holy Trinity
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Tuaim-da-ghuallann;
Tuaim-da-gualand;
Tuaim-da-valuin
53°30′52″N 8°51′11″W / 53.514440°N 8.853157°W / 53.514440; -8.853157 (Tuam Premonstratensian Abbey)
Tuam Abbey of the Scrin order, foundation and period unknown — listed 1574; the church of the Shrine apparently adjacent to the cathedral — possible reference to the vicars' college or Fratres Cruciferi

County Kerry[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Abbeydorney Abbey AbbeydorneyAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Monasteranenagh
daughter of Monasteranenagh;
founded 1154. founder unknown - erroneously give n as a Fitzmaurice;
daughter of Mellifont;
daughter of Monasteranenagh
restored;
dissolved 1537 (though last abbot active until 1577)
site now in use as a graveyard
Odorney;
Kyrie Eleison;
Monaster-O-d'Torna
52°21′12″N 9°41′15″W / 52.353413°N 9.687544°W / 52.353413; -9.687544 (Abbeydorney Abbey)
Aghadoe Monastery Aghadoe cathedral April 2010.JPG  ?Augustinian Canons Regular
purportedly founded 7th century by St Finan Lobhar;
extant 992;
non-monastic church of the Holy Trinity and St Mary built on site 1158;
damaged by gales 1282;
erenaghs up to 1450 (NM)
Achad-da-eo;
Aithedea
52°04′36″N 9°33′16″W / 52.076801°N 9.554488°W / 52.076801; -9.554488 (Aghadoe Monastery)
Aghamore Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 7th century by the monks of St Bairre or by St Finan Cam
Achad-mor;
Abbey Island;
Darrynane;
Ahamore
51°45′27″N 10°08′34″W / 51.757501°N 10.142720°W / 51.757501; -10.142720 (Aghamore Monastery)
Alltraige-caille Monastery ~ early monastic site, founded 6th century location unknown - possibly nr Tralee
Ardfert Friary ArdfertFriaryjpg.jpg Franciscan Friars, Conventual
founded c.1253 by Thomas Fitzmaurice Fitzraymond, Lord of Kerry, purportedly buried here;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1517;
dissolved 1584, friars expelled, some remained in the area;(NM)
Ard-ferta-brenainn;
Hertfert;
Hyferte;
Ifert
52°19′48″N 9°46′26″W / 52.330135°N 9.773870°W / 52.330135; -9.773870 (Ardfert Friary)
Ardfert Dominican Friary Domincan Friars — erroneous reference to the Franciscan Friary (see immediately above)
Ardfert Cathedral Monastery ArdfertCathedral.jpg early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Brendan of Clonfert;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded after 1111, translated from Ratass
52°19′44″N 9°46′54″W / 52.328803°N 9.781668°W / 52.328803; -9.781668 (Ardfert Cathedral Monastery)
Ballinskelligs Priory St Michael Ballinskelligs 1996 08 16.jpg early monastic site founded 11th century?;
Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
founded c.1210?;
dissolved after 1555; granted to John Blake 1585; (NM)
Ballin-skelligs;
St Michael de Rupe;
St Michael's Mount
51°48′56″N 10°16′19″W / 51.815471°N 10.271821°W / 51.815471; -10.271821 (Ballinskelligs Priory)
Bentee Mount Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites 51°56′00″N 10°12′58″W / 51.933259°N 10.216084°W / 51.933259; -10.216084 (Bentee Mount Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Brandon Mountain Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites, purportedly founded by St Brendan of Clonfert;
possibly continuing after 1111
52°14′55″N 10°12′04″W / 52.248508°N 10.200977°W / 52.248508; -10.200977 (Brandon Mount Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Caherbarbagh Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites 51°51′25″N 10°07′46″W / 51.856987°N 10.129395°W / 51.856987; -10.129395 (Caherbarbagh Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Carrig Island Monastery,
Arghavallen parish
possible early monastic site, "Abbey (in ruins)"[notes 112] 52°34′33″N 9°30′02″W / 52.575885°N 9.500492°W / 52.575885; -9.500492 (Carrig Island Monastery)
Church Island Monastery, Valencia Harbour,
Lough Kay
Cherich-inis?;
Lough Kay
51°56′15″N 10°17′00″W / 51.937559°N 10.283338°W / 51.937559; -10.283338 (Church Island Monastery, Valencia Harbour)
Church Island Monastery, Lough Currane early monastic site, Anchorites;
founded by Finan Cam
Lough Curane 51°50′05″N 10°07′45″W / 51.834855°N 10.129166°W / 51.834855; -10.129166 (Church Island Monastery, Lough Curra)
Dingle Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
cell, dependent on Killagha — probably not conventual, possibly a vicarage;;
founded after 1216;
dissolved before 1428
Daingean-ui-chuis;
Dingle-i-cuche
Dingle Friary Dominican Friars
possible vicarage and land owned by the black friars
Derrynane Abbey,
nr Caherdaniel
6th century 51°45′27″N 10°08′34″W / 51.7574507°N 10.1426753°W / 51.7574507; -10.1426753 (Derrynane Abbey)
Feaghman West Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites 51°54′54″N 10°20′53″W / 51.915116°N 10.348155°W / 51.915116; -10.348155 (Feaghman West Monastery)
Gallarus Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Gall-ros 52°10′22″N 10°20′58″W / 52.172761°N 10.349443°W / 52.172761; -10.349443 (Gallarus Monastery (site))
Illaunloughan Monastery early monastic site, remains of round tower 51°53′04″N 10°21′45″W / 51.884513°N 10.362559°W / 51.884513; -10.362559 (Illaunloughan Monastery)
Illauntannig Island Monastery,
Maghree Islands
early monastic site, Gaelic monks;
founded 6th century by St Seanach
52°19′34″N 10°01′12″W / 52.3261287°N 10.0199382°W / 52.3261287; -10.0199382 (Illauntannig Island Monastery)
Innisfallen Abbey, Innisfallen Island Innisfallen Abbey, Lough Leanej.jpg early monastic site, founded 7th century by Faithlann, son of Aedh damhan, King of Iar-muman (or Finan Lobhair, or Finan Camm;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1197?;
dissolved 1589? — probably abandoned by 1589; granted to Robert Collam;
granted to Valentine Brown;
Augustinian Friars
(NM)
St Mary
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Inis-faithlen;
Inys-fachlyn
52°02′48″N 9°33′15″W / 52.046679°N 9.554274°W / 52.046679; -9.554274 (Innisfallen Abbey)
Inishtooskert Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites St Brendan 52°07′39″N 10°34′48″W / 52.127454°N 10.580124°W / 52.127454; -10.580124 (Inishtooskert Monastery)
Inishvickillane Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites St Brendan
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Inis-mic-cilleain
52°02′37″N 10°36′27″W / 52.043675°N 10.607386°W / 52.043675; -10.607386 (Inishvickillane Monastery)
Keeldarragh Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites 51°52′38″N 10°09′31″W / 51.877127°N 10.158577°W / 51.877127; -10.158577 (Keeldarragh Monastery)
Kerry Preceptory~, Tralee? Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1212;
date dissolved unknown
Kilcolman Abbey,
Milltown
early monastic site p. 391 52°08′59″N 9°43′50″W / 52.1496916°N 9.7304601°W / 52.1496916; -9.7304601 (Kilcolman Abbey)
Kildreelig Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites 51°47′48″N 10°18′39″W / 51.796570°N 10.310744°W / 51.796570; -10.310744 (Kildreelig Monastery)
Kildreenagh Monastery
in Loher
early monastic site, Anchorites 51°46′55″N 10°09′56″W / 51.781860°N 10.165615°W / 51.781860; -10.165615 (Kildreenagh Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Kildrenagh Monastery
in Valencia
early monastic site, Anchorites 51°54′27″N 10°22′34″W / 51.907531°N 10.376244°W / 51.907531; -10.376244 (Kildrenagh Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killabuonia Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
founded 6th century by Buonia (Beoanigh)
51°50′53″N 10°19′55″W / 51.848176°N 10.332003°W / 51.848176; -10.332003 (Killabuonia Priory)
Killagha Abbey,
Milltown
KillaghPriory.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by Abban (Alban);
probably dissolved for some time prior to the Augustinian foundation;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1216 by Geoffrey de Marusci (during the reign of King John);
dissolved 1576; granted to Thomas Clinton and subsequently to Thomas Spring
St Mary de Bello Loco
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Cell-achaid-conchinn;
Kill-agha;
Kill-egue;
Kilcolman;
Killahensis in Munster (under Augustinian Friars)
52°08′58″N 9°43′49″W / 52.1494499°N 9.7303922°W / 52.1494499; -9.7303922 (Killagha Abbey)
Killemlagh Monastery~ early monastic site, founded by St Finan the Leper, or chapel by St Finan Cam
Killobarnaun Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Killavarnaun 51°57′12″N 10°13′33″W / 51.953387°N 10.225852°W / 51.953387; -10.225852 (Killemlagh Monastery)
Killoe Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites 51°54′16″N 10°10′17″W / 51.904460°N 10.171280°W / 51.904460; -10.171280 (Killoe Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killogrone Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites 51°55′07″N 10°10′45″W / 51.918586°N 10.179173°W / 51.918586; -10.179173 (Kilogrone Monastery)
Kilmalkedar Monastery early monastic site, probably continuing after 1111 Cell-maeilchetair 52°11′05″N 10°20′11″W / 52.184767°N 10.336289°W / 52.184767; -10.336289 (Kilmalkedar Monastery)
Kilrellig Monastery,
Bolus Head
51°47′48″N 10°18′39″W / 51.7965952°N 10.3107476°W / 51.7965952; -10.3107476 (Kilrellig Monastery)
Kilpeacon Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Kilpeacan 51°53′44″N 10°13′17″W / 51.895642°N 10.221276°W / 51.895642; -10.221276 (Kilpeacon Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Lislaughtin Abbey LislaughtinAbbey.jpg Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1470-7 by John O'Connor, Lord of Iraghticonnor, who had requested permission from the Pope in 1477;
dissolved 1580, destroyed by the Protestants;
rebuilt 1629;
granted to James Scrolls;
granted to Sir Edward Denny (NM)
Leasa-lauchtin;
Lislachtin;
Hilleanbegha
52°33′26″N 9°28′12″W / 52.557173°N 9.470004°W / 52.557173; -9.470004 (Lislaughtin Abbey)
Lisselton Friary erroneous reference to Franciscan Friars — mistaken identification of Lislaughtin
Muckross Abbey MuckrossAbbey.jpg Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1440-8 by Donal, son of Thady MacCarthy, possibly on the site of an earlier monastery;
restored by by Donal, son of Thady MacCarthy 1468;
dissolved 1586-9 purpotedly leeased out 1587;
granted to Robert Collan 1595;
reoccupied 1612;
old buildings restored after 1617
The Holy Trinity
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Carraig-na-chiuil;
Irrelagh;
Irialach;
Monaster-Airbhealaigh;
Oirbhealach
52°01′34″N 9°29′41″W / 52.026099°N 9.494714°W / 52.026099; -9.494714 (Muckross Abbey)
Oriel Monastery early monastic site Monaster-ni-Oriel;
Abbey Oriel
51°53′59″N 9°28′26″W / 51.899585°N 9.473948°W / 51.899585; -9.473948 (Oriel Monastery)
Ratass Cathedral Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century;
probably continuing after 1111;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1111, church elevated to cathedral status by the Synod of Rathbreasail;
translated to Ardfert before 1117
Raith-maige-deiscirt;
Rathass
52°16′01″N 9°40′55″W / 52.267041°N 9.681863°W / 52.267041; -9.681863 (Ratass Cathedral Monastery)
Rattoo Monastery,
nr Ballyduff
RattooRoundTower.jpg early monastic site 52°26′33″N 9°38′59″W / 52.442411°N 9.649852°W / 52.442411; -9.649852 (Rattoo Monastery)
Rattoo Abbey,
nr Ballyduff
RattooAbbey.jpg possibly Fratres Cruciferi or Knights Hospitaller
hospital founded c.1200 by Brother William;
?Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian
founded before 1207;
dissolved 1542, officially suppressed, convent possibly continued until c.1581;
fortified by the Irish, who destroyed it to prevent it falling to the forces of Sir Charles Willmott; (NM)
The Hospital of Saint John the Baptist
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
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Ballyduff Abbey
[139]52°26′35″N 9°38′46″W / 52.443046°N 9.646198°W / 52.443046; -9.646198 (Rattoo Abbey)
Riasc Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
founded 6th century;
probably continuing after 1111
Reask 52°10′43″N 10°23′48″W / 52.178687°N 10.396666°W / 52.178687; -10.396666 (Riasc Monastery)
St Manchan's Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
founded by St Manchan
Teampall Geal 52°08′38″N 10°21′31″W / 52.143853°N 10.358675°W / 52.143853; -10.358675 (St Manchan's Monastery)
Scarriff Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Sgairbh 51°43′38″N 10°15′21″W / 51.727241°N 10.255737°W / 51.727241; -10.255737 (Scarriff Monastery (Approx.)) approx
Skellig Michael Monastery,
Great Skellig Island
Skellig Michael - cell E and F.jpg early monastic site, purportedly founded by a St Finan;
plundered by the Danes 824;
rebuilt 860;
most of the community transferred to Ballinaskellig probably before mid-11th century, hermits probably remaining into the medieval period
Great Skellig;
Raith-maigi-tuaiscirt;
Rath-maigi-tuaiscirt;
Rath-maigi-tuaidh;
Rath-maigi-tuoindhi;
Rath-maigi-tuoinoyd;
Rath-maigi-toy;
Rath-maigi-ytue
;Doraythoyg;
Rahtuahc;
Raythnayt
51°46′20″N 10°32′19″W / 51.772133°N 10.538514°W / 51.772133; -10.538514 (Skellig Michael Monastery)
Temple Cashel Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic nuns 51°50′52″N 10°22′03″W / 51.847845°N 10.367502°W / 51.847845; -10.367502 (Temple Cashel Monastery)
Termons Monastery early monastic site 51°50′59″N 10°10′13″W / 51.849648°N 10.170196°W / 51.849648; -10.170196 (Termons Monastery)
Tralee Holy Cross Priory TraleePriory.jpg Dominican Friars
founded 1243 by Lord John FitzThomas FitzGerald (John of Callan), buried here;
dissolved 1580
The Dominican Church of Holy Cross Abbey;
The Priory of the Holy Cross, Tralee
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52°16′05″N 9°42′35″W / 52.2680983°N 9.7095859°W / 52.2680983; -9.7095859 (Tralee Holy Cross Priory)

The following lacks monastic connection:

  • Ardfert Abbey: Georgian mansion, home of the Crosbie family, destroyed by IRA bomb 1922

County Kildare[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Athy Priory* Dominican Friars
founded 1253-7;
dissolved 30 April 1539; rented to Martin Pelles 26 April 1540;
refounded c.1622 by Fr Ross Mageoghegan;
chapel enlarged 1864-7;
dissolved mid-19th century;
new church built and opened 17 March 1965; extant;
old church demolished 1973
St Peter, Martyr
St Dominic
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Bailr-atha-ai;
Athai;
Athies
[141]

52°59′26″N 6°59′00″W / 52.990678°N 6.983370°W / 52.990678; -6.983370 (Athy Priory)
Athy Priory Hospital Fratres Cruciferi
founded after 1199 (1253?) by Richard de St Michael, Lord of Rhebane (during the reign of King John);
dissolved 1540
The Priory of Saint John;
The Priory of Saint John and Saint Thomas of Cruciferi
St Thomas the Martyr (from 13th century)
[142]

52°59′33″N 6°59′13″W / 52.992529°N 6.986918°W / 52.992529; -6.986918 (Athy Priory Hospital)
Castledermot Friary CastledermotFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars
founded before 1247;
dissolved 1540
Disert-diarmuta;
Tristle-dermot;
Desert
52°54′37″N 6°50′06″W / 52.910345°N 6.835009°W / 52.910345; -6.835009 (Castledermot Friary)
Castledermot Monastery CastledermotMonastery.JPG early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 842 by the son of Aed Roin, King of Corcu Bascind;
plundered by the Danes 842;
burned 1106;
probably continuing after 1111
52°54′31″N 6°50′14″W / 52.908517°N 6.837289°W / 52.908517; -6.837289 (Castledermot Monastery)
Castledermot Priory Knights Templar? (according to tradition)
Fratres Cruciferi
(re)founded before 1216 by Lord Walter de Ridlesford (during the reign of King John);
dissolved 1540
Priory and Hospital of Saint John the Baptist 52°54′51″N 6°50′17″W / 52.914162°N 6.838045°W / 52.914162; -6.838045 (Castledermot Priory)
Celbridge Abbey* built 1697 by Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord Mayor of Dublin;
St John of God Hospitallers
operated as a care home
[143]

53°20′12″N 6°32′33″W / 53.336684°N 6.542487°W / 53.336684; -6.542487 (Celbridge Abbey)
Clane Friary IMG Clane1272w.jpg Franciscan Friars, Conventual
founded 1258 by Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald, Lord of Offaly, purportedly buried here 1287;
dissolved 1540; granted to a number of people 1541-2 for the use of Sir Thomas Luttrell;
friars remained until monastery destroyed c.1606;
restored 1647;
dissolved c.1650
Cloenath;
Claenath;
Claenad;
Claona;
Cleonad;
Cloney;
Cluain
[144]

53°17′21″N 6°40′59″W / 53.289239°N 6.682935°W / 53.289239; -6.682935 (Clane Friary)
Clane Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded c.800 by St Ailbe;
probably continuing after 1111
Clonagh Monastery? possible monastic site — order and period unknown
land obtained by priests 1396 without the King's consent, and concealed from the King
53°23′58″N 6°54′33″W / 53.399452°N 6.909199°W / 53.399452; -6.909199 (Cloncurry, supposed Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Cloncurry Friary Carmelite Friars
founded 1347 by John Roch (Roche), license granted by Edward III;
dissolved 1539, church seized 30 April 1539; granted to William Dickson 1543; passed to Richard Slayne;
passed to the Foster family;
William Foster had purportedly been seized of the monastery by the time of his death 1602;
convent restored by c.1737
Cluain-conaire;
Concurry
53°14′18″N 6°57′12″W / 53.238442°N 6.953242°W / 53.238442; -6.953242 (Cloncurry Friary (possible)) (possible)
Cloncurry Monastery early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Ninian (Mo-nenn)
Donaghmore Monastery Patrician monks/Columban monks
founded 6th century
Domnach-mor-maige-laudat 53°22′37″N 6°33′11″W / 53.37688°N 6.553139°W / 53.37688; -6.553139 (Donaghmore Monastery)
Dunmanoge Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
church founded by Finnian of Clonard, land granted by Carbreus, King of Leinster;
probably not continuing after 10th century
Mugna-moschenog;
Mugna-helchan;
Mugna-selchain?
52°53′43″N 6°55′04″W / 52.895183°N 6.917782°W / 52.895183; -6.917782 (Dunmanoge Monastery)
Dunmurraghill Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
church founded by St Patrick;
probably not continuing after 10th century
Druim-urchaille;
Droma-urchaille
53°20′36″N 6°45′49″W / 53.343397°N 6.763566°W / 53.343397; -6.763566 (Dunmanoge Monastery (site?))(?)
Graney Abbey Augustinian nunsArroasian
priory founded c.1200 by Walter de Riddlesford;
raised to abbey status before 1276;
dissolved 7 February 1539; granted to Leonard, Lord Grey;
granted to Anthony St Leger 1542
St Mary
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Graine;
Grane;
Greyn
52°54′05″N 6°46′59″W / 52.901334°N 6.782981°W / 52.901334; -6.782981 (Graney Priory)
Grangerosnolvan Monastery nuns according to tradition;
Cistercian monks
grange of Baltinglass
Grange Nolven
Great Connell Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Llanthony;
founded 1202 by Meyler fitz Henry, Justiciar, buried here;
dissolved 1540, before 24 November; granted to Edward Randolfe;
granted to Sir Edward Butler;
granted to Sir Nicholas White 1560;
granted to Edmond Butler 1566
St Mary and St David
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Greatconnell;
Monaster-Conghbala;
Conal;
Connayl
53°10′19″N 6°46′41″W / 53.171829°N 6.777972°W / 53.171829; -6.777972 (Great Connell Priory)
Inchaquire ?Friary Dominican Friars
license granted 1488;
possibly a vicarage of Athy between 1488 and 1627
Intyma Kudir;
Inseueyr
53°01′41″N 6°47′34″W / 53.028103°N 6.792812°W / 53.028103; -6.792812 (Inchaquire, supposed Friary (approx.)) (approx)
Kilberry 'Abbey' supposed monastic site - order and period unknown; "abbey",[notes 113] traditionally a nunnery;
possible Knights Hospitaller with sisters attached
Cel-berra 53°02′04″N 7°01′33″W / 53.034553°N 7.025833°W / 53.034553; -7.025833 (Kilberry 'Abbey')
Kilcock Monastery supposed nunsorder and period unknown Cell-cocha;
Cell-coice;
Cell-cork
53°24′05″N 6°40′02″W / 53.401387°N 6.667285°W / 53.401387; -6.667285 (Kilcock Monastery (supposed)?)?
Kilcork Camera Knights Templar
founded 13th century;
dissolved 1308;
manor exchanged with Thomas Fitz John, Earl of Kildare 1318, rectory retained for the Knights Hospitaller
53°03′09″N 6°53′29″W / 53.052377°N 6.891423°W / 53.052377; -6.891423 (Kilcork Camera(?))(?)
Kilcullen Abbey Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1486 (1470[notes 114]) by Roland FitzEustace, Baron of Portlester, buried here;
dissolved before 30 April 1539, appurtenances seized, occupied by Thomas (Eustace), Lord of Kilcullen;
expelled 1547; granted to Edmund Spencer 1582; 1640s
New Abbey;
Cell-ciluinn;
Ouen
53°07′40″N 6°44′07″W / 53.127767°N 6.735411°W / 53.127767; -6.735411 (Kilcullen Abbey)
Kildare Abbey early monastic site, nuns;
founded 5th century (c.430) by St Brigid;
monks and nuns
double monastery before 528;
plundered a number of times;
Augustinian nunsArroasian?
founded after 1171?;
episcopal diocesan cathedral built in the abbey grounds between 1223 and 1230, extant;
dissolved 1540-1; farmed by Francis Cosby and Raymond Oge (FizGerald) 1448;
granted to Anthony Deering 1585
St Brigid [145]

53°09′29″N 6°54′44″W / 53.158076°N 6.912178°W / 53.158076; -6.912178 (Kildare Abbey)
Kildare — Grey Abbey KildareGreyFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars, Conventual
founded c.1254 by the ancestors of the Earls of Kildare or 1260 by Gerald Fitz Maurice, Lord Offaly or William de Vescy;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1520;
surrendered 30 April 1539; occupied by Philip FytzMores (Fitzmaurice);
granted to Daniel Sutton 1543;
destroyed 1547 and abandoned;
restablished 1621
dissolved c.1770
53°09′11″N 6°54′51″W / 53.153079°N 6.914188°W / 53.153079; -6.914188 (Kildare Grey Abbey)
Kildare — White Abbey Carmelite Friars
founded 1290 by William de Vescy;
dissolved April 1539, surrendered by the prior;
granted to William Dickson;
new church built 1884
St Mary [146]

53°09′34″N 6°55′00″W / 53.159394°N 6.916780°W / 53.159394; -6.916780 (Kildare White Abbey)
Killashee Monastery # early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick;
plundered in raids by the Danes 1035;
remains of non-monastic 15th-century round tower on site
Cell-ausaille;
Cell-usaille;
Kill-auxille;
Kill-Osey;
Kill-usaille
[147]

53°11′20″N 6°40′20″W / 53.188977°N 6.672123°W / 53.188977; -6.672123 (Killashee Monastery)
Killelan 'Abbey' Knights Hospitaller
hospital confirmed by Innocent III 1212
52°57′49″N 6°48′10″W / 52.963732°N 6.802769°W / 52.963732; -6.802769 (Killelan 'Abbey')
Killybegs Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1212, confirmed by Innocent III
dissolved before 1400
Kilbegge;
Kilbegs
53°17′06″N 6°44′38″W / 53.284990°N 6.743986°W / 53.284990; -6.743986 (Killybegs Preceptory)
Kilrush Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
cell dependent on Cartmel;
founded c.1201;
leased by Prior Rawson to Thomas Alen and Mary his wife 1527;
dissolved before 1540; granted to Thomas, Earl of Ormond 1558
Cell-rois;
Kylros
53°04′16″N 6°52′06″W / 53.071016°N 6.868351°W / 53.071016; -6.868351 (Kilrush Cell(?))(?)
Kilteel Preceptory supposed early monastic site
Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1212 by Maurice FitzGerald, confirmed by Innocent III;
dissolved before 1527
Cell-cele-Croist;
Kil-heel;
Kil-hele;
Kil-hill;
Kylehale
53°13′58″N 6°31′33″W / 53.232808°N 6.525826°W / 53.232808; -6.525826 (Kilteel Preceptory (approx.)) (approx)
Knocknacree Monastery order, period and foundation unknown; formerly traces of a religious foundation[notes 115] Knocknacroith 52°52′01″N 6°49′04″W / 52.866964°N 6.817837°W / 52.866964; -6.817837 (Knocknacree Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Leixlip Abbey land granted to St Catherine's, Dublin before 1224; reference to 'monastery' probably error for a chantry;
rectory held by St Thomas's Abbey 1540
The Blessed Virgin Mary;
The Abbey Church of Saint Wolstan, Leixlip
Lully Monastery early monastic site, founded before 584;
Anchorites before 784
Lilcach;
Liolcaig;
Lullymore
53°16′47″N 6°56′34″W / 53.279687°N 6.942844°W / 53.279687; -6.942844 (Lully Monastery)
Maganey Monastery purported early monastic site, founded 6th century? by St Abban, son of Cormac, King of Laigin Mag-arnaide;
Maghinemna;
Moyarney
52°54′22″N 6°55′32″W / 52.906210°N 6.925678°W / 52.906210; -6.925678 (Maganey Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Monasterevin Monastery# early monastic site, founded by St Emin, buried here;
Cistercian monks 1189 (1178?), site granted and confirmed by Dermot O'Dempsey, King of Offaly;
dissolved 1540?; granted to George, Lordd Audley; assigned to Adam Loftus;
later to the family of the Earl of Drogheda;
site now (thought to be) occupied by a stately home named 'Moore Abbey', in use as a hospice 1945–present (below)
Monaster-evan;
Ros-glaisi;
Ross-glass-na-muimnech;
Rosglas;
Rosea Vallis
53°08′08″N 7°03′45″W / 53.135585°N 7.062535°W / 53.135585; -7.062535 (Monasterevin Monastery (purported)) (purported)
Moone Abbey MooneAbbey.JPG early monastic site, founded 6th century, probably by St Colmcille, patron;
purported medieval religious house — order unknown
Maein-Choluim-Chille;
Maon-Choluim-Chille;
Monmohenock;
Mooney
52°58′46″N 6°49′31″W / 52.979377°N 6.825208°W / 52.979377; -6.825208 (Moone Abbey)
Moone Friary suggested Franciscan Friars
founded 1258 by Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice — contemporary evidence lacking — possible confusion with Clane
Moore Abbey*, Monasterevin Moore Abbey Main Building 2007 08 27.jpg Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary
founded 1945; extant;
stately home (thought to be) built on the site of Monasterevin Monastery (above), in use as a hospice
53°08′10″N 7°03′46″W / 53.136068°N 7.062868°W / 53.136068; -7.062868 (Moore Abbey)
Naas Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1200? by a baron of Naas;
hospital added;
dissolved 1539, surrendered by Prior Thomas Poswyk 26 July 1539; granted to Thomas Alen of Dublin 20 April 1540;
granted to Richard Mannering 1553;
leased to Roger Finglas 1568

St John the Baptist
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Nas-na-rig;
Nais;
Nasse;
Le Nas;
Nasa;
Nass;
Asensis;
Vas
53°13′12″N 6°39′39″W / 53.219930°N 6.660832°W / 53.219930; -6.660832 (Naas Priory)
Naas Austin Friary Augustinian Friars
founded 14th century? purportedly by a White, or a Cullen of Dublin;
dissolved 1539-40; rented by John Sutton after 1540;
owned by Hugh Molton 1580-1;
leased to Nicholas Aylmer, for fifty years, in 1584

'The Monastery of the Moat'
Naas Priory Dominican Friars
founded 1355-6, licensed by Edward III c.1356;
dissolved 1540; granted to Robert Eustace and others 15 June 1542, for the use of Sir Thomas Luttrell;
later assigned to John Travers;
now at Newbridge
St Eustace
Naas Hospitallers Knights Hospitaller
frankhouse;
held by James Tyrrell 1540;
held by Walter Hope of Mullingar 1578, under lease granted by Prior Massingberd of Kilmainham
Old Kilcullen Friary purported Observant Franciscan Friars[notes 116] p.38 — erroneous reference[notes 117]
Old Kilcullen Monastery early monastic site, chapel and cloister founded 5th century by St Patrick;
plundered by Am;aibh from Dublin 938, 939, 944
burned 11114
Cill-Cuillind [148]

53°06′28″N 6°45′38″W / 53.107881°N 6.760639°W / 53.107881; -6.760639 (Old Kilcullen Monastery)
Naas — Millbrook Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Fechin of Fore, land granted by the King of Leinster Tulachfobhair
Naas Nunnery early monastic site, nuns, founded by St Patrick
Oughterard Monastery early monastic site, nuns, founded 6th-7th century by St Brigid (not Brigid of Kildare);
church and round tower largely destroyed by Vikings in 995; northwest of Kill
Uachtar-aird [149]

53°16′40″N 6°33′56″W / 53.277809°N 6.565500°W / 53.277809; -6.565500 (Oughterard Monastery)
Rathbride Camera Knights Templar
founded 13th century;
dissolved 1308;
passed to Knights Hospitallers, but exchanged with Thomas Fitx John, Earl of Kildare 1318, rectory retained by Hospitallers
Rathbrigte
St Simon's Friary near Naas Carmelite Friarspossibly Cloncurry
St Wolstan's Priory Augustinian Canons RegularVictorine
founded c.1205 by Richard, first prior, and Adam de Hereford;
dissolved 1536, suppressed 15 September; granted to John Alen, Lord Chancellor, 1 December 1536, last prior allowed to remain in residence for life
Scala Caeli 53°20′40″N 6°31′06″W / 53.344525°N 6.518412°W / 53.344525; -6.518412 (St Wolstan's Priory)
Taghadoe Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Tua (Ulstan the Silent) Teach-tua;
Teach-tua
[150]

53°21′12″N 6°36′47″W / 53.353289°N 6.612986°W / 53.353289; -6.612986 (Taghadoe Monastery)
Timolin Monastery# early monastic site Tomolin;
Tech-moling;
Themolyngbeg;
Tynolingbeg;
Tomolyng
Timolin Priory TimolinChurch.JPG Augustinian nunsArroasian
founded c.1199 by Robert, son of Richard, Lord of Norrach;
church and chapels granted by William de Piro, Bishop of Glendalough, confirmed by Henry, Archbishop of Dublin 1220;
dissolved 1538; held by Edmund Eustas from 14 January 1538;
granted to Henry Harrington 1581;
part granted to Terence (Tirlaughe) O'Brien 1594
St Mary 52°59′03″N 6°48′30″W / 52.984294°N 6.808369°W / 52.984294; -6.808369 (Timolin Priory)
Tully Abbey Black Abbey, Tully.JPG Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1212, confirmed by Innocent III 1212;
dissolved before 1527; granted to David Sutton 1538
Black Abbey 53°08′43″N 6°54′15″W / 53.145284°N 6.904115°W / 53.145284; -6.904115 (Tully Abbey)
Yeomanstown Friary Dominican Friars — from Naas
founded after 1666, transferred from Naas;
transferred to Newbridge 1756

County Kilkenny[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Achardensis Friary supposed Augustinian Friars, possibly in the barony of Ossory location unknown Achiardensis
Archer?
Aghaviller Monastery early monastic site, patronised by St Brendan of Birr Achad-biroir
Anothmolt Abbey Cistercian monks — from Stanley, Wiltshire
(community founded at Loughmerans c.1202);
transferred here c.1204;
dissolved c.1207, transferred to new site at Graiguenamanagh
Annamult;
Achermolt;
Athermolt
Ballylarkin Abbey asserted monastic site, order unknown
founded 13th century?; 'abbey';[notes 118] ruins of a parish church; (NM)
Callan Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1215
'Callan Abbey'
Callan Augustinian Friary Callanaugustinianfriary.jpg Augustinian Friars
founded 1461 (1468-9) by James (buried here), son of Edmund Butler (son of Sir Richard Butler) who, with his wife, petitioned the Pope who instructed the Abbot of Ferns to instigate the foundation;
Observant Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded 1472;
ruinous by 1540;
dissolved 1540, surrendered by Prior William O'Fogarty;
held by the executors of the estate of the late Earl of Ormond 1548; granted to Thomas, Earl of Ormond 1557-8 with friars in occupancy periodically
Calainn;
Calime
52°32′45″N 7°23′14″W / 52.54584628°N 7.38711745°W / 52.54584628; -7.38711745 (Callan Augustinian Friary)
Callan Friary Augustinian Friars
founded 1766
Clonamery Monastery early monastic site St Bronndan 52°28′31″N 7°02′18″W / 52.475409°N 7.038245°W / 52.475409; -7.038245 (Clonamery Monastery)
Clonfert Kerpan Abbey ~ early monastic site, founded 503
Clonmore Monastery early monastic site, granted to St Mochoemoc (Pulcherius) Cluain-or, in Ossory 52°18′20″N 7°17′20″W / 52.305519°N 7.288852°W / 52.305519; -7.288852 (Clonmore Monastery)
Columbkille Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Kilgriffin 52°32′30″N 7°07′56″W / 52.541702°N 7.132187°W / 52.541702; -7.132187 (Columbkille Monastery)
Duiske Abbey+, Graiguenamanagh Graiguenamanach Choir Window SE 1997 08 27.jpg Cistercian monks — from Stanley, Wiltshire
(community founded at Loughmerans c.1202)
transferred here from Annamult c.1207, built by William the elder, Earl of Pembroke;
dissolved 1536;
part of church is in R.C. ecclesiastical use; (NM)
Graiguenamanach;
Graignambreathach;
Douske;
Duiske;
Donyske;
Vallis S. Salvatoris
52°32′28″N 6°57′17″W / 52.541153°N 6.954664°W / 52.541153; -6.954664 (Duiske Abbey)
Drumdelig Friary Dominican Friars[notes 119]
novices house, or Franciscan Friars[notes 120] (the latter had land near Dromdelygen 1541)
Thornback
Fertagh Priory early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Ciaran of Seirkieran (St Keiran);
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1251 by the English family of Blanchfield;
destroyed and ruinous 1421;
rebuilt 1455 by Thady Megirid, a canon of Inchmacnerin;
dissolved 1540;
priory church in parochial use by 6 January 1541;
occupied by Nicholas Cowlye;
held by Sir Edward Butler 1566;
reverted to James Butler, Jr 1566-7;-1780;
now part of a handball alley
St Keirman
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Fertae-cairech;
Fertnegeragh;
Fertakeyra;
Frattakyreach;
Grangefertagh
[151][152]

52°46′43″N 7°32′39″W / 52.778490°N 7.544281°W / 52.778490; -7.544281 (Fertagh Priory)
Fiddown Monastery early monastic site, founded before late 6th century;
coarbs at least until 1073;
church demolished 1870
Fedh-duin;
Fiodh-duin;
Fid-duin
52°19′33″N 7°18′10″W / 52.325901°N 7.302915°W / 52.325901; -7.302915 (Fiddown Monastery)
Freshford Monastery + early monastic site, founded 655-7 by St Lachtain mac Torben, Abbot of Achaid-Ut;
probably continuing after 1111;
site currently occupied by a 17th-century parochial church incorporating 12th century doorway
Achad-ur;
Aghoure
[153]

52°43′58″N 7°23′52″W / 52.732698°N 7.397766°W / 52.732698; -7.397766 (Freshford Monastery)
Gowran Camera Knights Templar
founded before 1253;
dissolved 1308, church passed to the Hospitallers
Gabran;
Gawran
52°37′56″N 7°03′34″W / 52.632360°N 7.059317°W / 52.632360; -7.059317 (Gowran Camera)
Inistioge Abbey + early monastic site, possibly founded 6th century, purportedly by St Colmcille;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1206 by Thomas Fitz Anthony;
dissolved 1540;
church in parochial use by 8 January 1541;
occupied by Richard Butler;
granted to Sir Edmond Butler 1566;
incorporated into current C.I. parish church
St Mary and St Colmcille
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St Columba
Inis-teoc;
Inis-tiock;
Ynysteoc
52°29′21″N 7°03′56″W / 52.489203°N 7.065534°W / 52.489203; -7.065534 (Inistioge Abbey)
Jerpoint Abbey Jerpoint Abbey E 1997 08 28.jpg probably Benedictine monks
founded 1158 (1166–70);
Cistercian monks — from Baltinglass
founded 1180, grant of church confirmed by charter of John, Lord of Ireland, Earl of Morton c.1185;
dissolved 1540; church in parochial use by 7 January 1541; granted to Thomas, Earl of Ormond and Ossory 1558; (NM). Thomastown R.C. church contains the high altar from the abbey
Baleochellam;
de Geriponte
52°30′39″N 7°09′29″W / 52.51093°N 7.15798°W / 52.51093; -7.15798 (Jerpoint Abbey)
Jerpoint Nunnery Cistercian(?) nuns
foundation unknown
adjacent to the monks' abbey;
dissolved 1228, removal ordered by Stephen of Lexington
52°30′37″N 7°09′26″W / 52.51037°N 7.1572°W / 52.51037; -7.1572 (Jerpoint Nunnery (approx.)) (approx)
Kells Priory Kells-Priory.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Ciaran of Seirkieran;
secular college
founded 1183 by Geoffrey fitz Robert, confirmed by Felix O'Dulaney, Bishop of Ossory;
Augustinian Canons Regular — from Bodmin, Cornwall
founded 1193 by Geoffrey fitz Robert;
burnt by William de Bermingham 1252;
dissolved 1540, surrendered by Nicholas tobin 18 March, or Philip Howleghan, 8 March;
occupied by James, Earl of Ormond;
church in parochial use by 31 January 1541; part leased to Sir Henry Ratcliff 1576; (NM)
St Mary
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Kells in Ossory;
Cananus;
Keananas
52°32′20″N 7°16′00″W / 52.5388513°N 7.26661682°W / 52.5388513; -7.26661682 (Kells Priory)
Kilcolumb Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
probably continuing after 1161
Cell-colum 52°19′39″N 7°02′02″W / 52.327437°N 7.033943°W / 52.327437; -7.033943 (Kilcolumb Monastery)
Kilfane Monastery early monastic site, purported 'abbey' founded by St Phian Cell-phaain
Kilferagh Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Fiachrius;
church in the monastery of Rathen
Kil-fiachra;
Kil-feara
52°37′08″N 7°10′46″W / 52.618879°N 7.179319°W / 52.618879; -7.179319 (Kilferagh Monastery)
Kilkenny Augustinian Friary Augustinian Friars
"former canons' monastery[notes 121]
Kilkenny Black Abbey + Kilkenny Black Abbey SE 2007 08 29.jpg Dominican Friars
founded 1225 by William Marshal the younger, Earl of Pembroke (purportedly buried here, but actually at Temple Church, London);
dissolved 1540; granted to the Sovereign and commonality of Kilkenny 1543; friars apparently remained in the vicinity
reoccupied during the right of Queen Mary;
used as a courthouse;
church restored 1970s; now in parochial use
Holy Trinity Priory 52°39′15″N 7°15′28″W / 52.654167°N 7.257778°W / 52.654167; -7.257778 (Kilkenny Black Abbey)
Kilkenny Carmelite Friary listed as not restored c.1737[notes 122]
Kilkenny Cathedral Monastery + St canice KK IE.jpg early monastic site, founded before 599/600 by St Canice;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1111; extant
52°39′15″N 7°15′27″W / 52.654161°N 7.257505°W / 52.654161; -7.257505 (Kilkenny Cathedral Monastery)
Kilkenny Grey Friary Kilkenny Friary as seen from the Round Tower 2007 08 28.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1232-40;
dissolved 1540; granted to the Sovereign and the commonality of Kilkenny 1543;
friars expelled by John Bale c.1550;
returned 1553;
expelled 1559, abandoned;
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1609;
convent refounded 1612;
refounded 1640
The Abbey Church of Saint Francis, Kilkenny 52°39′21″N 7°15′13″W / 52.655906°N 7.253648°W / 52.655906; -7.253648 (Kilkenny Grey Friary)
Kilkenny Hospitallers Knights Hospitaller
"liberum hospicum" 1335;
"frankehouse" 1541
Kilkenny Hospital Knights of St Thomas of Acon
founded before 1219 by William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke, confirmed to the knights and brothers by charter of Gilbert Marshall, Earl of Pembroke
The Hospital of Saint John the Baptist
Kilkenny, St John's Priory hospital, founded c.1202 by William Marshal the elder, Earl of Pembroke
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1211;
dissolved 1540, surrendered by Richard Cantwell, 19 March;
in parochial use by 4 January 1541; granted to the Mayor and citizens of Kilkenny
Hospital of St John the Evangelist
The Priory Church of Saint John, Kilkenny
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St John's Priory without the walls;
St John the Baptist
Kilkenny Nunnery
Kilkieran Monastery early monastic site, high crosses Cell-cainnig;
Canocopolis
[154][155][156]

52°23′52″N 7°22′51″W / 52.397791°N 7.380731°W / 52.397791; -7.380731 (Kilkieran Monastery)
Killaloe Monastery early monastic site, founded c.540 by St Mochua Cell-molua 52°34′55″N 7°26′26″W / 52.581862°N 7.440555°W / 52.581862; -7.440555 (Killaloe Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killamery Monastery early monastic site, possibly founded c.632 by St Gobhan;
probably not continuing after 10th century
Cell-Lamhraighe;
Killamruidhe
52°30′44″N 7°25′48″W / 52.512147°N 7.430019°W / 52.512147; -7.430019 (Killamery Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Killenny Abbey possible Benedictine monks
founded 1162-5, site granted by Dermot O'Ryan, liegeman of Dermot Mac Murrough, King of Leinster, to Felix O Dulany, Abbot of Ossory, confirmed by Dermot;
Cistercian monks — from Jerpoint
founded 1184;
united to Graiguenamanagh 22 July 1227, confirmed by Stephen of Lexington
grange of Graiguenamanagh;
granted to Charles Cavenagh, Abbot of Graiguenamanagh for 61 years 10 June 1525;
dissolved 1540, remaining in possession of Cavenagh at least until 1548, unknown whether monks remained in occupation
St Mary and St Benedict
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Vallis Dei;
Glandy;
Barrowmount;
Old Abbey
Kilmanagh Monastery early monastic site, founded before 563? by St Natalis (or Notan);
probably not continuing after 10th century
Cell-na-manach 52°37′16″N 7°25′42″W / 52.621061°N 7.428195°W / 52.621061; -7.428195 (Kilmanagh Monastery (?)) (?)
Kilree Monastery Kilree.jpg early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Brigid;
apparently erroneous reference to foundation of an abbey 1176
Cell-righ [157][158]

52°31′05″N 7°16′07″W / 52.518147°N 7.268540°W / 52.518147; -7.268540 (Kilree Monastery)
Knocktopher Friary ^ Carmelite Friars
founded 1356 by James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond for the friars already in the town;
dissolved before c.1541; granted to Margaret, Countess of Ormond;
friars returned 17th century;
expelled before 1654;
friars returned 1735; convent in existence 1737; remains incorporated into private house, currently in use as a guest house named 'Knocktopher Abbey'
St Mary
The Friary of St Saviour[notes 123]
[159]

52°28′59″N 7°13′00″W / 52.482931°N 7.216650°W / 52.482931; -7.216650 (Knocktopher Friary)
Knocktopher Carmelite Friary * Carmelite Friars
returned 1735; convent in existence 1737; new church consecrated 1843; extant
[159]

52°28′57″N 7°12′52″W / 52.482395°N 7.214327°W / 52.482395; -7.214327 (Knocktopher Carmelite Friary)
Loghmere Abbey Cistercian monks — from Stanley, Wiltshire
founded c.1202/4;
transferred to Anothmolt before 1207
Loughmerans Abbey 52°40′58″N 7°15′41″W / 52.682913°N 7.261276°W / 52.682913; -7.261276 (Loughmere Abbey (approx.)) (approx)
Ossarge Abbey Benedictine monks
dependent on Wurzburg;
founded before 1148? (before 1162-5);
if Kilkenny, apparently transferred to Jerpoint in, or soon after, 1165;
dissolved 1541
Ossory;
possibly Jerpoint;
possibly Kilkenny
Rosbercon Abbey Dominican friars
founded 1267, purportedly by the Grace family or the Walsh family;
dissolved 1539, surrendered by Prior Matthew Flemynge 20 June
St Mary;
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Shankill Monastery "site of Abbey"[notes 124] Seincheall 52°41′09″N 7°03′31″W / 52.685956°N 7.058544°W / 52.685956; -7.058544 (Shankill Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Tibberaghny Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century, patronised by St Mo-Dhomnog of Lann Beachaire Tipra-fachtnai 52°20′46″N 7°21′33″W / 52.346115°N 7.359188°W / 52.346115; -7.359188 (Tibberaghny Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Tiscoffin Monastery early monastic site, 'cella' founded 6th century by St Scuithin (Scuithin) Tech-scruithin;
Tech-scoithin;
Tascoffin
52°40′42″N 7°06′01″W / 52.678464°N 7.100258°W / 52.678464; -7.100258 (Tiscoffin Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Tullaherin Monastery early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Cainnnech;
round tower on site
Tulach-tirm;
Tulach-Iarain
[160]

52°34′44″N 7°07′41″W / 52.578811°N 7.128081°W / 52.578811; -7.128081 (Tullaherin Monastery)
Tullamaine Monastery early monastic site;
plundered 1026
Tealach-dimainn;
Tealach-n-ionmainne
Ullard Monastery early monastic site, founded before 670 by St Fiachra
high cross and ruined church
[161]

52°34′49″N 6°55′59″W / 52.580278°N 6.933056°W / 52.580278; -6.933056 (Ullard Monastery)
Woolengrange ~ Cistercian monks
grange of Jerpoint;
leased out 1541

County Laois[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Abbeyleix Abbey# Cistercian monks — from Baltinglass
founded 1183 by Corcherger O'Moore (Cucogry O’More/Connor O'More);
colonized from Baltinglass 7 September 1184
dissolved before 1552?; granted to Thomas, Earl of Ormond 1563
Leix Abbey;
Lex Dei
Abbeyleix Monastery early monastic site, founded c.600 Leix;
Lex Dei;
Leys;
Monaster-Laoighise
Addrigoole Monastery early monastic site, nuns
founded before 600? by St Finbarr of Cork;
probably Augustinian nuns after 1160;
dissolved c.1240, convent granted to the prioress and nuns of Kilculliheen by David Fitz Milo, Baron of Overke - no subsequent record of nuns at the convent
Addergoole;
Etargabail
Aghaboe Friary Dominican Friars
founded 1382 by Florence Mac Gilpatrick, Lord of Ossory;
dissolved 1540; granted to Florence Fitzpatrick, Baron of Upper Ossory 1601
St Canice
Aghaboe Monastery # early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Canice
episcopal diocesan cathedral
Achad-Bo;
Aghavoe;
Athebowe;
Hagevo
52°55′20″N 7°30′50″W / 52.922248°N 7.513960°W / 52.922248; -7.513960 (Aghaboe Monastery)
Aghaboe Priory Aghaboe, County Laois - geograph.org.uk - 1825428.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1382;
on site of Aghaboe Monastery (see immediately above);
dissolved; granted to Florence FitzPatrick c.1600
52°55′20″N 7°30′50″W / 52.922248°N 7.513960°W / 52.922248; -7.513960 (Aghaboe Priory)
Aghmacart Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century St Tigernach
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Achad-maic-airt;
Achad-mic-airt;
Achamicaire;
Hacmakarthy
Aghmacart Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1168?, supposedly on the site of earlier monastery (see immediately above);
dissolved 1540; granted to Florence Fitzpatrick, Baron of Upper Ossory 1601
St Tigernach
St Mary
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Achad-maic-airt;
Achad-mic-airt;
Achamicaire;
Hacmakarthy
Aghmacart parish 'Abbey', nr Glenmacoll "Abbey (in ruins)"[notes 125] 52°48′09″N 7°29′45″W / 52.802632°N 7.495733°W / 52.802632; -7.495733 (Aghmacart parish 'Abbey')
Annatrim Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Mochoemoc (Pulcherius) Eadcruin;
Enach-truim
52°59′04″N 7°30′46″W / 52.984462°N 7.512760°W / 52.984462; -7.512760 (Annatrim Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Ardea parish 'Friary' nr River Triogue "Friary in ruins"[notes 126] 53°06′29″N 7°18′48″W / 53.107938°N 7.313461°W / 53.107938; -7.313461 (Ardea parish 'Friary' (approx.)) (approx)
Attanagh Monastery mentioned 1202-18 — possibly Loughill Athenagh;
Athanagh;
Loughill?
Ballylynan 'Abbey', nr Killabban parish supposed monastic site, order, foundation and period unknown; purportedly founded by the O'More family;
"Abbey in ruins"[notes 127]
Abbey of Shanecourt;
Old Court
52°55′58″N 7°01′30″W / 52.932703°N 7.024958°W / 52.932703; -7.024958 (Ballylynan 'Abbey')
Clonagh 'Monastery', Killabban parish "Monastery (in ruins)"[notes 128] 52°53′38″N 6°58′27″W / 52.893985°N 6.974108°W / 52.893985; -6.974108 (Clonagh 'Monastery')
Clonenagh Monastery founded 6th century by St Fintan;
site now occupied by the remains of Clonenagh Church
Cluain-ednech;
Cluain-eidnech;
Cluain-oynach
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53°00′37″N 7°25′23″W / 53.010329°N 7.422981°W / 53.010329; -7.422981 (Clonenagh Monastery)
Clonmeen Abbey supposed monastic site, order, foundation and period unknown;
"Site of Abbey"[notes 129]
Cluain-min 52°49′00″N 7°39′38″W / 52.816800°N 7.660601°W / 52.816800; -7.660601 (Clonmeen Abbey)
Durrow Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Fintan Loeldubh of Dermagh in Hiduach Durmagh-ua-nDuach;
Dermagh
52°50′43″N 7°24′00″W / 52.845297°N 7.399968°W / 52.845297; -7.399968 (Durrow Monastery (appprox.)) (approx)
Dysartenos Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Oengus between retiring from Clonenagh and prior to move to Tallaght Disert-aengusa;
Disert-enos
53°01′00″N 7°13′58″W / 53.016565°N 7.232839°W / 53.016565; -7.232839 (Dysartenos Monastery)
Dysart Gallen Monastery early monastic site Disert-Chuilin 52°53′35″N 7°16′18″W / 52.893003°N 7.271659°W / 52.893003; -7.271659 (Dysart Gallen Monastery)
Errill Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded 5th century by St Ciaran;
"Friary (in ruins)" and "Church (in ruins)"[notes 130]
52°51′15″N 7°40′29″W / 52.854225°N 7.674648°W / 52.854225; -7.674648 (Errill Monastery)
Kildellig Monastery early monastic site Cell-dellce;
Kil-edelig
52°54′25″N 7°33′00″W / 52.907026°N 7.550032°W / 52.907026; -7.550032 (Kildellig Monastery)
Kilfoelain Monastery early monastic site, possibly in Co Laois or Co Offaly Cell-faolain;
Kilfoylan? (Kilmanaghan parish, Co Offaly)
Killabban Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Abban Cell-abbain;
Kilebbane
52°55′01″N 6°58′28″W / 52.916957°N 6.974559°W / 52.916957; -6.974559 (Killabban Monastery)
Killermoghe Abbey early monastic site, founded 558 by St Colmcille Armuighe
Killeshin Monastery early monastic site, founded late 545 by St Comghan;
burned c.1042 by mac Mael-na-mbo;
burned 1077;
site occupied by ruined 12th-century church (NM)
Gleane;
Glenn-uissen;
Glinnhussen
Mountrath Monastery early monastic site, monks, possibly founded 6th century by St Patrick Muine-ratha 52°59′53″N 7°28′38″W / 52.998011°N 7.477108°W / 52.998011; -7.477108 (Mountrath Monastery & Nunnery (approx.)) (approx)
Mountrath Nunnery early monastic site, monks, possibly founded 6th century by St Brigid
Oughaval Monastery Stradbally Oughaval Church SE 2010 09 02.jpg founded c.595 by St Colman of Oughaval; church in parochial use after the 12th century;
modified 19th century by the Cosby family
Newtown Nunnery purported ruins of a house of nuns,[notes 131] foundation, period, order and status unknown Baile-nua;
Cahir
52°50′19″N 7°27′18″W / 52.838603°N 7.455082°W / 52.838603; -7.455082 (Newtown Nunnery (approx.)) (approx)
Rathaspick Monastery early monastic site Raith-ne-n-epscop
Rosenallis Monastery founded by St Brigid of Kilda