List of Cistercian abbeys in Ireland

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This is a List of Cistercian monasteries (called abbeys) in Ireland. The first abbey built in Ireland was Mellifont Abbey, founded by Saint Malachy, Archbishop of Armagh in 1142.

Currently active abbeys[edit]

Abbeys, now in ruins[edit]

Mainistir an Aonaigh (County Limerick) was founded in 1148 by Turlough O’Brien, King of Thomond.

Abbeys, No longer in existence[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cistercian Abbeys: KILBEGGAN" (PHP). Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]


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