List of monastic houses in Ireland

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This is a list of the abbeys, priories, friaries and other monastic religious houses in Ireland.

This article provides a gazetteer for the whole of Ireland.

Links to individual county lists[edit]

To navigate the listings on this page, use the map or the table of contents. Alternatively, for listings which include the geographical coordinates and online references specific to the listed establishments, or if the entire listing is difficult to navigate, follow the links here (these links are also provided in the headings to each county in the main listing on this page):

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

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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.

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]

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Northern Ireland[edit]

County Antrim[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Antrim edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Antrim
Aghnakilla Monastery (approx.)
Aghnakilla Monastery (approx.)
Antrim Monastery
Antrim Monastery
Ardclinis Friary
Ardclinis Friary
Armoy Monastery
Armoy Monastery
Ballyprior Priory
Ballyprior Priory
Bonamargy Friary
Bonamargy Friary
Carrickfergus Friary
Carrickfergus Friary
Church Island Abbey, Lough Beg
Church Island Abbey, Lough Beg
Connor Monastery Cathedral
Connor Monastery Cathedral
Cranfield Monastery
Cranfield Monastery
Culfeightrin Monastery
Culfeightrin Monastery
Drumeeny Monastery
Drumeeny Monastery
Druim La Croix Abbey
Druim La Croix Abbey
Drumtullagh Monastery (approx.)
Drumtullagh Monastery
(approx.)
Dundesert monastic site
Dundesert monastic site
Duseverick monastic site (approx.)
Duseverick monastic site
(approx.)
Glenarm Friary (site)
Glenarm Friary
(site)
Glenavy Monastery
Glenavy Monastery
Glynn monastic site (approx.)
Glynn monastic site
(approx.)
Inispollan monastic site (approx.)
Inispollan monastic site
(approx.)
Inver Friary (approx.)
Inver Friary (approx.)
Kells Abbey (approx.)
Kells Abbey
(approx.)
Kilroot Monastery (approx.)
Kilroot Monastery
(approx.)
Lambeg Friary
Lambeg Friary
Layd Friary
Layd Friary
Magheramorne Monastery
Magheramorne Monastery
Massereene Friary(approx.)
Massereene Friary(approx.)
Muckamore Priory
Muckamore Priory
Portglenone Abbey
Portglenone Abbey
Portmore Monastery
Portmore Monastery
Rams Island Monastery
Rams Island Monastery
Rashee Monastery (approx.)
Rashee Monastery
(approx.)
Rath-easpuic-innic Monastery (approx.)
Rath-easpuic-innic Monastery
(approx.)
Rathlin Monastery
Rathlin Monastery
Skerry Monastery
Skerry Monastery
Woodburn Abbey
Woodburn Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in County Antrim
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aghnakilla Monastery ø supposed early monastery dissolved before 11th century Achad-cinn;
Achad-na-cille;
Aughnakeely
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
Ardclinis Friary ø tradition of house of Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular — evidence lacking
Armoy Monastery ø ArmoyRoundTower.JPG supposed early monastery, founded by St Olcan;
dissolved before 11th century
Airthir-maige;
Domnach-;
Ethirmoy
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
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; (NIEA)
Bunanmargaigh
Carrickfergus Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter house 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
reformed 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
Church Island Monastery, Lough Beg
Church Island Abbey, Lough Beg
Clondrumalis Abbey ~≈? Premonstratensian Canons, possibly located in County Antrim, possibly Woodburn Woodburn?
Cluain Monastery ø+ supposed early monastery founded by St Oclan;
dissolved before 11th century;
C.I. parish church built on site
Kilcluain;
Cell-chluaine
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
Cranfield Monastery early monastic site, patron St Eoghan;
by tradition the burial place of St Olcan
Maigi Cremc;
Cremh-caille;
Ecclesiaa de Crewill
Culfeightrin Monastery ø supposed early monastery founded 5th century by St Patrick;
dissolved before 11th century
Culechtrann;
Kilfeutre;
Magherintemple
Drumeeny Monastery ø 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;
Druim Findich, Enán in;
inDruim [Fh]indich, Enán;
Ecclesia de Drum-Indich;
Killeena
Gobbin's Heir Castle
Druim La Croix Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter house of Dryburgh;
founded before c.1250;
dissolved after 1320-6; succeeded by Woodburn (v. infra)
Druim La Croix;
White Abbey
Drumtullagh Monastery grange founded 5th century by St Patrick Telagh-Ceneoil-Oingusa;
Tulach
Dundesert Monastery early monastic site, monks;
coptic tradition?
Disert Ilidh?
Disert Uilaigh?
Dunseverick Monastery early monastic site, monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick;
first taken by Norsemen 871;
destroyed 926
Dun-sebuirgi;
Dun-sobairche
Erdamh Monastery ~ early monastic site, suggested to be County Antrim[notes 1]
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. parish church
Gleann-arm
Glenavy Monastery early monastic site founded by St Patrick;
patron St Aidan, son of Colga;
by tradition the burial place of the three daughters of St Comgall founder of Bangor Monastery
Laathrach Patraic
Lennewy,Ecclesia de,cum capella
Lettir-phadruic
Gleann Abhaich
Lann Abhaigh
Glynn Monastery early monastic site monks;
church founded 5th century by St Patrick
Glinn
Glenn-Fineachta;
Glenn-Indechta
Inispollan Monastery early monastic site, monks
in existence 5th century, in the time of St Patrick
Inis-pollen
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, County Donegal;
granted to James V. Claneboys
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 County 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)
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Disert Abbey;
de Diserto fonte-Conneri;
Ceneles
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
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
Layd Friary ø Layde Church - geograph.org.uk - 742678 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
Linally Monastery erroneous reference to Lynally, County Offaly
Linn Monastery early monastic site, nuns
Magheramorne Monastery early monastic site, monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick
Domnach-mor-maige-damoerna
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
Muckamore Monastery # Gaelic monks
founded 585? (550) By St Colman Elo
Mag-comair;
Moccumur;
Mocmur;
Mucimore;
Muckmore;
Mugcomuir
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.
founded 1948 from Baltinglass Abbey, Co Waterford;
extant
Abbey of Our Lady of Bethlehem, Portglenone;
Portmore Monastery
Ballinderry
Portmore Church - geograph.org.uk - 346777 early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Lua;
St Lua known in Scotland as St Moluag
Laloo;
Lann Lua;
La Lu
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
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 Raith-Epscuip-Fhindich;
Capella de Corcrib;
Corgrippe;
Gortgrib
Rathlin Monastery Parish Church of St Thomas, Rathlin Island (2) - geograph.org.uk - 818545 attempted foundation c.546 by St Comgal of Bangor thwarted when driven away by armed men;
church of Rechrann (identified as Rathlin[notes 2]) founded 635 by Segene, Abbot of Iona;
burned by Norsemen 795;
Reachru (identified as Rathlin[notes 3]) 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 4] an early fortress[notes 5]
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?
Skerry Monastery founded by St. Patrick;
mentioned by Tírechan c.670 as - ad montem Scirte ad locum petrae.. vestigium pedis;
N/E of the old church ruins lies a patch of rock with a depression known as St Patrick's footprint; close by the church is Tubernacool holy well;
Slemish mountain lies two miles south-east across the river Braid valley.
Schire Padruic;
Shirec Archaille;
rock of Skirit;
Schirich
Templepatrick Preceptory ø town said to be named for a Knights Hospitaller foundation — evidence lacking Villa Hugonis de Logan
Woodburn Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter house 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;
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Goodborn Priory


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County Armagh[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Armagh edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Armagh
ARMAGH (see right)
ARMAGH (see right)
Ballymoyer Monastery
Ballymoyer Monastery
Creggan (approx.)
Creggan (approx.)
Derrynoose Monastery
Derrynoose Monastery
Eglais Monastery
Eglais Monastery
Killevy Abbey
Killevy Abbey
Kilmore Monastery
Kilmore Monastery
Kilnasaggart Monastery (approx.)
Kilnasaggart Monastery (approx.)
Mullaghbrack
Mullaghbrack
Seagoe Monastery
Seagoe Monastery
Tartaraghan Grange
Tartaraghan Grange
Tassagh Priory
Tassagh Priory
Tynan Abbey
Tynan Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in County Armagh
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Armagh
Armagh Abbey (approx.)
Armagh Abbey (approx.)
Armagh Priory of Culdees (approx.)
Armagh Priory of Culdees (approx.)
Temple-na Ferta (approx.)
Temple-na Ferta (approx.)
Armagh Temple Brigit (approx.)
Armagh Temple Brigit (approx.)
Armagh Friary
Armagh Friary
Armagh Church of Columcille (approx.)
Armagh Church of Columcille (approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in Armagh
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
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 ø 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;
buildings were used for welfare purposes later in the 16th century; ruinous by 1600
Armagh Abbey of Columcille founded before 1010; noted as St Columba’s Church - Rocque’s 1760 map of Armagh Templecolumkilly in Bore-netrian-sassenach
Ballymoyer Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick,[notes 6] possibly Tehallan, County Monaghan[notes 7] Baile-mac-maier;
Ballymyre;
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 County Cavan[notes 8]
Dairinis;
Derinish;
Derenoyse;
Toaghy
Eglish Monastery early monastic site; remains of two high crosses on site[notes 9] Eglais
Killevy Friary ≈¤ Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
actually Killeenbrenan, County 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, County Wexford)
transferred from Beg-erin: founded c.500 (517) by St Moninna (Darerca);
Augustinian Cannonesses RegularArroasian?
refounded after 1171?
C.I. parish church built on site
Cell Sleibe Cuilin;
Cell-shleibe;
Cell-shleibe-mor-Cuillin;
Mons-Cuillinn;
Kilsleve;
Belslebhe;
Killeavy
Kill-unche Monastery ~ founded by St Nectan in reg. Conalliae Murthemhne, possibly located in County Armagh
Kilmore Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Mochta
burned 749;
also identified as Kilmore, County 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 Ternocc mac Ciarain dećc;
i Cill na Saccart
Mullaghbrack Armagh Culdees - the Prebendary of Mullaghbrack Mullach Breac
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, County Laois
Tartaraghan Grange of the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul in Armagh
Tassagh Priory Culdees,dependent on Armagh and Derrynoose;
St Tassach?
Culdee cemetery
Ballintassa;
Tassaghowtragh
Tech-fethgnai Monastery early monastic site, possibly a cell near Armagh monastery, founded by Mael-muire, erenagh
Tynan Abbey # Gaelic monks
founded before 1072;
mansion named 'Fairview' built on site c.1750; remodelled in the monastic-gothic style, residence of the Stronge family;
part in use by the Royal Ulster Constabulary from 1923;
bombed by the IRA 21 January 1981;
demolished 1998
Tiudhnidha;
Tuidnigha


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County Down[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Down edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Down
Ard-mic-nascai Monastery
Ard-mic-nascai Monastery
Bangor Abbey
Bangor Abbey
Bright Monastery (approx.)
Bright Monastery (approx.)
Burren (approx.)
Burren (approx.)
Castleboy Preceptory (approx.)
Castleboy Preceptory (approx.)
Cill-mBain (approx.)
Cill-mBain
(approx.)
Clonduff Monastery
Clonduff Monastery
Comber Abbey
Comber Abbey
Donnaghmore Monastery (approx.)
Donnaghmore Monastery (approx.)
DOWNPATRICK (see right)
DOWNPATRICK
(see right)
Dromore Cathedral (early monastery)
Dromore Cathedral (early monastery)
Drumbo Abbey
Drumbo Abbey
Dundrum Preceptory
Dundrum Preceptory
Dunsy Island Monastery
Dunsy Island Monastery
Erenagh Abbey (approx.)
Erenagh Abbey (approx.)
Grey Abbey
Grey Abbey
Holywood Priory
Holywood Priory
Inch Abbey
Inch Abbey
Kilbroney Monastery
Kilbroney Monastery
Kilclief Monastery
Kilclief Monastery
Killinchy (in the lough) Monastery
Killinchy (in the lough) Monastery
Killinchy (in the plain) Monastery
Killinchy (in the plain) Monastery
Kiltonga Monastery (approx.)
Kiltonga Monastery (approx.)
Maghera Monastery
Maghera Monastery
Magheralin Monastery
Magheralin Monastery
Moneyscalp Friary (approx.)
Moneyscalp Friary (approx.)
Nendrum Monastery / Nendrum Priory
Nendrum Monastery / Nendrum Priory
Newry Abbey
Newry Abbey
Newry Carmelite Monastery
Newry Carmelite Monastery
NEWTOWNARDS (see right]
NEWTOWNARDS (see right]
Portaferry Monastery
Portaferry Monastery
Raholp Monastery (approx.)
Raholp Monastery (approx.)
Rathmullan
Rathmullan
Saul Monastery
Saul Monastery
St Andrews in Ards Priory (approx.)
St Andrews in Ards Priory (approx.)
St Donard Oratory (approx.)
St Donard Oratory (approx.)
Tamlacht-meenan Monastery (approx.)
Tamlacht-meenan Monastery (approx.)
Tullylish Monastery
Tullylish Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in County Down


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Downpatrick
Downpatrick Monastery
Downpatrick Monastery
St Thomas the Martyr's Priory (approx.)
St Thomas the Martyr's Priory (approx.)
Cruciferi Priory (approx.)
Cruciferi Priory (approx.)
Downpatrick Priory (approx.)
Downpatrick Priory (approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in Downpatrick
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Newtownards
Movilla Abbey
Movilla Abbey
Newtownards Priory
Newtownards Priory
Locations of monastic houses in Newtownards



Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
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?
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
Bright Monastery early monastic site, founded before 540 by St Loarn Mrechtan;
Breatain;
Brich;
Inreathan
Burren Dominican Friars — from Newtownards — place of refuge, apparently after the Restoration An Bhoireann;
Boirinn;
Ballyburrin
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
Cill-mBian Monastery ~ early monastic site, possibly located in County Down, founded before 584 by Fergus, Bishop of Down Nemhan
Coelestius
Killmain
Clonduff Monastery early monastic site Cluain daim
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
Donaghmore Monastery early monastic site, founded mid-5th century by St Mac-Erc Domnach-mor-maige-cobha
Downpatrick Monastery # DownpatrickCathedral.JPG early monastic site, traditionally founded 5th century by St Patrick on the dun or ráth on which the CI cathedral now stands Dun-da-lethglas;
Dun-Celtair;
Dun
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
reformed 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)
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)
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Monastery of the Irish;
Monaster-Grellach
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
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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
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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
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
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
Dunsy Island Monastery
Killinchy in the lough
early monastic site, founded by St Duinseach Oileán Dúinsighe;
Ilandushagh
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;
Templenageerah
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
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")
Inch Abbey Inch Abbey (geograph 183149).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
Inch Monastery early monastic site, foundation and founder unknown;
plundered by Sitric and Norsemen 1001;
plundered 1149
Inis-cumbscraigh;
Inis;
Egnis;
Kilbroney Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Brónach Brónchi uirginis
Bronach uirgo o Glinn Sechis
Cill Bronaighe - Bronach's Church
Chill Sechis
Bronach ógh ó
Kilclief Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Patrick;
plundered and burned 935; annexed to Down see 1034
Cell-clethi;
Cell-cleithe;
Kyleleth
Killinchy Monastery
Killinchy in the plain
early monastic site, founded by St Duinseach Cell-insi;
Killiny;
Kilwyinchi;
Cill Dhuinsí;
Ecclesia de Kilwyinchi
Killinchy Monastery
Killinchy in the woods
early monastic site, founded by St Duinseach Cill Dunsí na Coille;
Killinchy Nekelly
Kilmbian Monastery ~ early monastic site, possibly located in County 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
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
Magheralin Monastery early monastic site;
occupied by remains of 15th-century church
Lann-mocholmoc;
Moneyscalp Friary Dominican Friars — from their place of refuge at Burren, (supra) Ballymonyskalpie;
Muine Scealp
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
Nendrum Monastery, Mahee Island (Strangford Lough) Nendrummonastery.jpg Patrician monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick;
burned 10th century
Oendruim;
Aonagh-urmuman;
Oinach-urmuman;
Nenddrum;
Noindrum;
Noendoma;
Mahee Island
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
Newry — St Catherine's Priory * Dominican Friars
extant
Newry Carmelite Monastery Carmelite nuns
Newtownards Priory Newtownards Priory - geograph.org.uk - 35290.jpg Dominican Friars
founded 1244, purportedly by the Savage family[notes 10] or William de Burgo[notes 11]evidence lacking for either;[notes 12]
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
Portaferry Monastery #
Derry Churches
site thought to be now occupied by two small churches;
patron St. Cummain, Virgin, of Dál mBuinne, and of Derry, Parish of Ballyphillip
Raholp Monastery St Tassach's church, Raholp (2) - geograph.org.uk - 542235 early monastic site, founded purportedly by St Patrick Raith-colpthai;
Cell-colptha;
Kilcholpa
Rathmullan Camera? Knights Hospitaller
possible camera or frankhouse, hospital or hospice, limb of Castleboys
Rath-mullin;
Rath-molyn;
Ecclesia de Rathmolyn
Saul Monastery Graveyard at St Patrick's Memorial church, Saul - geograph.org.uk - 269928 According to tradition in 432 the local chieftain Dichu gave St Patrick land. On this land was built a barn: thus Saul became the site of St Patrick's first church. Sabhull Padraig;
Sepulturam Patricii;
Baile itá Saball;
an Sabhall
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
St Donard Oratory early monastic cell/oratory, founded c.506, by Domangart, son of Echaid Sliab-domhanghairt;
Sliab-domhanghairt-slange;
Salanga


Stokes Priory duplication of St Andrews in Ards,[notes 13] supra
Tamlacht-meenan Monastery early monastic site, founded before 627 Tamlachta Umhail
Tullyhoa Abbey ø order, foundation and founder unknown;
ruins purported to be the remains of an abbey
Tullylish Monastery # Tullylish old church - geograph.org.uk - 344807 early monastic site, founded by St Bearnasga of Tulach-lis;
mistakenly identified as Tyllylease (County Cork);
remains excavated in the vicinity of the ruined parochial church (abandoned 1861, replaced by new church built to the west)
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County Fermanagh[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Fermanagh edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Fermanagh
Aghalurcher Monastery (approx.)
Aghalurcher Monastery (approx.)
Aghavea Monastery (approx.)
Aghavea Monastery
(approx.)
Boho Monastery (approx.)
Boho Monastery (approx.)
Davy's Island Monastery (approx.)
Davy's Island Monastery (approx.)
Devenish Island Abbey
Devenish Island Abbey
Gola Priory
Gola Priory
Inishmacsaint Monastery
Inishmacsaint Monastery
Kilcoo Monastery (approx.)
Kilcoo Monastery (approx.)
Kiltierney Monastery
Kiltierney Monastery
Kinawley Monastery (approx.)
Kinawley Monastery (approx.)
Lisgoole Abbey (approx.)
Lisgoole Abbey (approx.)
Magheracross Monastery (approx.)
Magheracross Monastery (approx.)
Pubble Monastery
Pubble Monastery
Rossory Monastery
Rossory Monastery
Tivealough Friary (approx.)
Tivealough Friary (approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in County Fermanagh
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aghalurcher Monastery Aghalurcher Church Yard.jpg early monastic site, founded 8th century by St Ronan, son of Aedh Dubh Achad-urchaire
Achad-lurchaire
Aghavea Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century (about the time of St Molaise of Devenish) by Lasair of Achad-beithe Achad-beithe
Aredmuilt Monastery early monastic site, probably Derryvullan Ariodmuilt
Boho Monastery early monastic site Botha
St Faber
Feadhbar
Davy's Island Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
cell of Lisgoole; ruined wall purported to be remains of the cell
Inishmore
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;
burned 1157 and 1360;
apparently dependent on Clogher 1427;
dissolved after 1600; deserted 1607;
possibly Augustinian Friars (if Dominensis)
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;
Dominensis?
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
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?
Kiltierney Monastery early monastic site?;
Cistercian monks
grange
Cell-tighernaigh;
Kilternan
Kinawley Monastery early monastic site, founded before 563 Cell-naale;
Kilnaile
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
reformed 1580-3;
dissolved 1598, friars expelled;
refounded at another location 1616 to before 1811
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Mary, Lisgoole
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
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 Monastery ø
Keenaghan
Tievealough Church East Gable 2014 09 02.jpg possibly an early Christian monastic site, fd. before the 12th century;[1] purportedly Franciscan Friars[2] evidence lacking;[3][1]
medieval ruins described as 'abbey or church'
Tievaelough;
Tivea Lough;
Magheramanagh;
Keenaghan Abbey
White Island Monastery? attempts made to identify this location as being Eo-inis monastery  



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County Londonderry[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Londonderry edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Londonderry
Aghadowey Monastery
Aghadowey Monastery
Aghanloo Monastery
Aghanloo Monastery
Agivey Monastery
Agivey Monastery
Ballymagrorty Monastery
Ballymagrorty Monastery
Ballynascreen Monastery
Ballynascreen Monastery
Banagher Monastery
Banagher Monastery
Bovevagh Monastery
Bovevagh Monastery
Camus Monastery
Camus Monastery
Church Island Monastery
Church Island Monastery
COLERAINE (see right)
COLERAINE
(see right)
Cumber Monastery
Cumber Monastery
LONDONDERRY (see right)
LONDONDERRY (see right)
Desertmartin Monastery
Desertmartin Monastery
Desertoghill Monastery
Desertoghill Monastery
Donnybrewer Monastery (approx.)
Donnybrewer Monastery (approx.)
Drumachose Abbey
Drumachose Abbey
Dunboe Monastery
Dunboe Monastery
Duncrun Monastery (approx.)
Duncrun Monastery (approx.)
Dungiven Monastery
Dungiven Monastery
Errigal Monastery (approx.)
Errigal Monastery (approx.)
Faughvale Monastery
Faughvale Monastery
Kilcronaghan Monastery
Kilcronaghan Monastery
Kilrea Monastery
Kilrea Monastery
Lan More Friary
Lan More Friary
Lissan Monastery (approx.)
Lissan Monastery (approx.)
Macosquin Abbey
Macosquin Abbey
Maghera Monastery
Maghera Monastery
Magilligan Monastery (approx.)
Magilligan Monastery (approx.)
Tamlaght Finlagan Monastery
Tamlaght Finlagan Monastery
Tamlaght O'Crilly Monastery
Tamlaght O'Crilly Monastery
Termoneeny Monastery
Termoneeny Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in County Londonderry
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Londonderry
Derry Monastery (poss site)
Derry Monastery
(poss site)
Derry Monastery (poss site)
Derry Monastery
(poss site)
Locations of monastic houses in County Londonderry
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Coleraine
Coleraine Monastery - St Patrick's
Coleraine Monastery - St Patrick's
Coleraine Monastery - St Carbreus (approx.)
Coleraine Monastery - St Carbreus
(approx.)
Coleraine Friary (approx.)
Coleraine Friary
(approx.)
Coleraine Killowen (approx.)
Coleraine Killowen
(approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in Coleraine
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aghadowey Monastery # early monastic site;
hospital of St Gowry 1603
Achad-dubthaigh;
Achedoffey
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;
Athgeybi
Ballymagrorty Monastery (Derry Diocese) early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Baile-meg-robhartaig;
Baile-megrabhartaigh
Ballynascreen Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Scrin-coluim-cille
Banagher Monastery Banagher Old Church - geograph.org.uk - 595232 early monastic site, traditionally founded 11th century? by St Muriedbach O'Heney;
under erenaghs until early 17th century
Bennchor;
Bangoria
Bovevagh Monastery Site of Bovevagh old church - geograph.org.uk - 716443 early monastic site, purportedly founded 575 by St Colmcille;
oratory burned 1100;
under erenaghs until 17th century
Both-mheidhbhe;
Both-medhbha
Camus Monastery early monastic site, founded before c.580;
under erenaghs until 16th/17th century
Camas;
Cambos;
Camsa
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;
Inish Taoide
Coleraine Monastery
St Patrick's
early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick;
burned 731;
suffered destruction 1171 and 1177;
Cuil Raithin;
Cul-rathain;
Colran;
Bannin;
Coleraine Monastery
St Carbreus
early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Carbreus;
dismantled in 1213, Drumtarsey castle erected on site
Cuil Raithin;
Abbey of the Bann
Coleraine Friary Dominican Friars
founded 1244;
Dominican Friars, Regular Observant
reformed 1484;
dissolved 1543
St Mary
Coleraine
Killowen
founded 1248 Drumtarsy;
Cill Eoghain - Owen's church;
Cill-Eogain - St John's Church
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 C.I. 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
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 (see immediately below) 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
Desertoghill Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Colmcille;
erenaghs until 16th century
Disert-ui-tuathghaill;
Desert-O'Tuohill
Donnybrewer Monastery early monastic site Domnach-dala;
Domnach-dola
Drumachose Abbey early monastic site, patronised 6th century by St Cainnech Druimcoos;
Dirumcoos;
Dronagh;
Drungrosa;
Roa
Dunboe Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Adamnan;
erenaghs until 16th century
Dun-bo;
~co Dun-mbó i n-Dal riatai;
Duna-uó, a tempull;
Durrbo, par. ecclesie de
Duncrun Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick Dun-cruithne
Dungiven Monastery early monastic site, founded 7th century, by St Naechtain? Dun-geimin;
Dun-giobhin;
Dun-gevin
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;
Temple Erigall;
Airecuil, Cainnech
Faughanvale Monastery early monastic site, erenaghs until 16th century St Canice (St Conici)
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Nuachongbail;
Fochwayll;
Killeitra;
Tircaerthian
Kilcronaghan Monastery Old Kilcronaghan Church, Mormeal - geograph.org.uk - 355618 early monastic site, patronised by St Cruithnechan;
erenaghs until early 17th century
Cell-cruithneachain
Killelagh Monastery erroneously given as County Derry in Gwynn & Hadcock index — actually County 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 County Derry or County Antrim
Landmore?
Lissan Monastery early monastic site, founded before 744 Lessan;
~Lessain episcopi;
~Lesan i Sliabh Callann,ó;
~o Lesan i Sliabh Callan
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 C.I. parish church, built on site
Clarus Fons;
Magoscain;
Moycoscain
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
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
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
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 ~in Enga;
Termon-any
Eanegea



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County Tyrone[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Tyrone edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Tyrone
Ardboe Monastery
Ardboe Monastery
Ardstraw Monastery
Ardstraw Monastery
Ardtrea Monastery
Ardtrea Monastery
Ballynasaggart Friary
Ballynasaggart Friary
Priory of Our Lady of Benburb
Priory of Our Lady of Benburb
Bodoney Monastery
Bodoney Monastery
Brantry
Brantry
Cappagh Monastery
Cappagh Monastery
Carrickmore Monastery
Carrickmore Monastery
Clogher Abbey — St Macarten's Cathedral
Clogher Abbey — St Macarten's Cathedral
Clonfeacle Monastery
Clonfeacle Monastery
Corickmore Abbey
Corickmore Abbey
Donaghanie Monastery
Donaghanie Monastery
Donaghedy Monastery
Donaghedy Monastery
Donaghenry Monastery
Donaghenry Monastery
Donaghmore Monastery
Donaghmore Monastery
Donaghrisk Priory
Donaghrisk Priory
Dromore Abbey
Dromore Abbey
Drumragh Monastery
Drumragh Monastery
Dungannon Friary (approx.)
Dungannon Friary (approx.)
Dunmisk Monastery
Dunmisk Monastery
Errigal Keerogue Monastery
Errigal Keerogue Monastery
Glenarb Monastery (approx.)
Glenarb Monastery (approx.)
Kilskeery Monastery (approx.)
Kilskeery Monastery (approx.)
Leckpatrick Monastery
Leckpatrick Monastery
Magheraglass Priory (approx.)
Magheraglass Priory (approx.)
Omagh Friary
Omagh Friary
Pubble Friary (approx.)
Pubble Friary (approx.)
Scarvagherin Friary
Scarvagherin Friary
Strabane Friary (purported)
Strabane Friary (purported)
Termonamongan Monastery
Termonamongan Monastery
Termonaguirk Monastery (approx.)
Termonaguirk Monastery (approx.)
Trillick Monastery (approx.)
Trillick Monastery (approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in County Tyrone
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Ardboe Monastery Ardboe Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 190469 early monastic site, founded late 6th century;
burned 1166;
destroyed by John de Courcey in 1198
Ard-bo;
Arboe
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
Ardtrea Monastery early monastic site, nuns
founded 5th century by St Trea
Artrea;
Ard-trega
Ballinesaggart Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular?
Ballynasaggart Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded c.1489 by Con O'Neal;
dissolved before 1607?
Baile-na-sagart;
Baile-i-dhalaigh
Balenesegert
Priory of Our Lady of Benburb * Servite Friars
founded 1949 at a mansion in the demesne of Benburb Castle
Bodoney Monastery # early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick;
St Patrick's C.I. parish church possibly built on site
Badoney;
Both-domnaich
Brantry Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual — place of refuge from Armagh
Cappagh Monastery Dunmullan Old Graveyard. Cappagh. County Tyrone early monastic site, patron St Eoghan;
erenaghs until 16th century
Ceapach;
Kappagh
Cappaghquoart
Carrickmore Monastery St Columbkille's Bed (2), Carrickmore - geograph.org.uk - 850759.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Columba Temple termonmaguirk?;
Termon Cumainig
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
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
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
Donaghanie Monastery Donaghanie graveyard - geograph.org.uk - 76550.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Patrick Domnach an Eich;
Donnagh an egh
Donaghedy Monastery Donaghedy Church, Donemana - geograph.org.uk - 206601 early monastic site, patron St Caidinus (Bishop Caoiti);
erenaghs until early 17th century
Domnach-caoide
Donaghenry Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick inDomnuch Camri;
Dompnaghfynner;
Domhnach Fainre;
Donaghendry
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; (NIEA)
Domnach-mor-maige-imclair
Donaghrisk Priory Donaghrisk old graveyard - County Tyrone order unknown
founded 1294 by a member of the O'Hagan family
Domnach-riascad;
Donarisk
Dromore Abbey Dromore Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 55654.jpg Cistercian monks
purportedly founded on the site of early nunnery (see immediately below);
burnt 1690;
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 Drumragh Graveyard - geograph.org.uk - 95904 early monastic site, patron St Colmcille;
erenagh land until 16th/17th century
Druim-raithe;
Dromeraa;
Little Abbey
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
Ballysaggart;
Ballinesaggirt
Baile Sagairt
Dungannon Friary Franciscan Friars, First Order
founded after the Restoration 1687;
dissolved 1817
Dunmisk Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick; patron Presbyter Meascáin Domnach Meascáin;
Domnach Mescan;
Dún Meascáin
Errigal Keerogue Monastery Errigle Church and Cross, Errigle, Augher Co Tyrone - geograph.org.uk - 141927.jpg 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
Glenarb Monastery early monastic site Cluain-oirb;
Clonarb
Kilskeery Monastery early monastic site, founded 749;
erenagh into 16th century
Cell-scire;
Kilskirry
Leckpatrick Monastery Old Leckpatrick Graveyard, Ballymagorry, May 2010 (02) early monastic site; erenagh land until after 1600 Cell-patrick;
Magherynelec
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?
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
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
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
Strabane Friary purported Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 14th century;[notes 14] (though Franciscans did not arrive until late 17th century);
merged with Scarvaherin, supra
Termonamongan Monastery St Caireall's Graveyard - geograph.org.uk - 698760 early monastic site,founded 6th century,
patron St Caireall,
erenaghs at least to c.1411
Termon-ui-mhaoin;
Magherakeel;
Kylchyrryll;
Cill Chairill;
St Caireall's church
Termonmaguirk Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Colmcille;
land owned by the Maguirk family 16th century
Termon-cumaing;
Termon-Comyn
Trillick Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by 613 Trelec-mor;
Trelick


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Republic of Ireland[edit]

County Carlow[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Carlow edit)


This is a list of the monastic houses in County Carlow, Ireland.

List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Carlow
Acaun - supposed foundation (approx.)
Acaun - supposed foundation (approx.)
Agha Monastery (approx.)
Agha Monastery (approx.)
Aghade Priory
Aghade Priory
Ballymoon Preceptory (supposed)
Ballymoon Preceptory (supposed)
Carlow Monastery
Carlow Monastery
Poor Clare Monastery, Carlow
Poor Clare Monastery, Carlow
Clonmore Monastery
Clonmore Monastery
Dunleckney Preceptory
Dunleckney Preceptory
Killerig Preceptory
Killerig Preceptory
Leighlin Abbey
Leighlin Abbey
Leighlinbridge Monastery
Leighlinbridge Monastery
Lorum Monastery
Lorum Monastery
St Mullin's Monastery
St Mullin's Monastery
St Mullin's Abbey
St Mullin's Abbey
Tully Abbey
Tully Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in County Carlow


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Acaun Monastery #, Rathvilly Parish supposed monastic site — order and period unknown
Agha Monastery Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Fintan;
possibly not surviving after 10th century
Achad-finglass;
Achadfinglass;
Achad-Urghlais;
Augha
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
Athkiltan ~ Knights Templar manor, possibly located in County Carlow Takyltan
Ballymoon Preceptory ø 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
Carlow Monastery Gaelic monks
founded before 601-2 by St Comgal of Bangor, site granted by Cormac, King of Ui Bairrche
Cathair-lach;
Ceithiorlach
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
Clonmore Monastery Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Mogue;
possibly not surviving after 10th century;
church burnt 1040
Cluain-mor-maedoc;
Clonemore
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 15]
Leighlinbridge 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
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
Leighlin Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular — erroneous reference to the friary of Bakil, Wicklow[notes 16]
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
Leighlinbridge Preceptory Knights Templar
apparently same as Dunleckney Preceptory (supra)
Lorum Monastery Gaelic monks
patron St Laseroam (Molaise)
Leamhdruim
St Mullin's Monastery StMullinsAbbey Carlow.JPG Gaelic monks
founded 7th century; (NM)
Achad Cainida;
Tech-moling;
Thamoling;
Temolyn;
Shymylyng;
Thacineling;
Thacmoling
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)
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
Tullow Friary Carmelite Friars, given in state papers and listed 1645 — no other evidence of foundation
Tullow Monastery # early monastic site, founded 5th century?



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County Cavan[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Cavan edit)

List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Cavan
Cavan Friary
Cavan Friary
Drumlane Abbey
Drumlane Abbey
Killinagh Monastery
Killinagh Monastery
Kilmore Abbey
Kilmore Abbey
Lough Oughter Abbey
Lough Oughter Abbey
Slanore Monastery
Slanore Monastery
Tomregan Monastery
Tomregan Monastery
Urney Monastery
Urney Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in County Cavan


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Belturbet Monastery early monastic site; remains of round tower 1906[notes 17][4]
Cavan Friary CavanFriary.JPG claims of Dominican Friars prior to Franciscans[notes 18]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
reformed 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
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
Killinagh Monastery early monastic site, founded early 6th century traditionally by St Brigid and St Laighne Killineach
Killachad Abbey founded before 800 by St Tigernach;
plundered by the English late 12th century
Kilmore Abbey #+ KilmoreCathederal.jpg 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
Lough Oughter Abbey, Trinity Island early monastic site;
possible episcopal diocesan cathedral prior to transfer to Kilmore;
Premonstratensian Canons
daughter house 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?
Slanore Monastery Gaelic monks
founded early 6th century by Colman mac Echdach;
suggested to have been episcopal diocesan cathedral;[notes 19]
transferred to Kilmore by St Fedlemid
Snamluthir
Tomregan Monastery Gaelic monks;
traces of church and round tower[notes 20]
Tuaim-dreacon;
Tomregin
Urney Monastery Gaelic monks;
remains purported to be a church of the Bishop of Triburna (Kilmore)[notes 21]
Urnaide



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County Clare[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Clare edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Clare
Bishop's Island Monastery
Bishop's Island Monastery
Cannon Island Abbey
Cannon Island Abbey
Clare Abbey
Clare Abbey
Corcomroe Abbey
Corcomroe Abbey
Drumcliff Monastery
Drumcliff Monastery
Dysert O Dea Monastery
Dysert O Dea Monastery
ENNIS (see right)
ENNIS
(see right)
Enniskerry Monastery
Enniskerry Monastery
Ennistimon Monastery
Ennistimon Monastery
Feenish Monastery (approx.)
Feenish Monastery (approx.)
Glencolumbkille Abbey
Glencolumbkille Abbey
Illaunmore Monastery
Illaunmore Monastery
Illaunmore, poss. monastic site
Illaunmore, poss. monastic site
Inchicronan Priory
Inchicronan Priory
Inishcealtra Monastery
Inishcealtra Monastery
Inishloe Abbey
Inishloe Abbey
Inishmore Monastery (approx. poss. Loc.)
Inishmore Monastery (approx. poss. Loc.)
Kilballyowen Monastery
Kilballyowen Monastery
Kilcarragh Monastery
Kilcarragh Monastery
Kilfenora Monastery
Kilfenora Monastery
Killadusert Monastery(?)
Killadusert Monastery(?)
Killaloe Monastery
Killaloe Monastery
Killinaboy Monastery
Killinaboy Monastery
Killone Abbey
Killone Abbey
Kilnagellech Monastery (approx)
Kilnagellech Monastery (approx)
Kilshanny Abbey
Kilshanny Abbey
Mucinis Monastery, Hog Island? (approx)
Mucinis Monastery,
Hog Island?
(approx)
Mucinis Monastery, Lough Derg? (approx.)
Mucinis Monastery,
Lough Derg?
(approx.)
Noughaval Monastery
Noughaval Monastery
Oughtmama Monastery
Oughtmama Monastery
Quin Abbey
Quin Abbey
Rath Monastery
Rath Monastery
Rossmanagher Monastery
Rossmanagher Monastery
Scattery Island Monastery
Scattery Island Monastery
Tomfinlough Monastery
Tomfinlough Monastery
Tomgraney Abbey
Tomgraney Abbey
Tulla Abbey
Tulla Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in County Clare


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Ennis
Ennis Friary
Ennis Friary
Ennis Monastery
Ennis Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in Ennis


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Behagh Friary ø
(Irish: Mainistir na Beithí)
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular[notes 22]probable mistaken identification of Beagh, County Galway Beagh
Bishop's Island Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Oileán an Easpaig)
Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Senan;
remains of eremite monastery[notes 23]
Canon Island Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Oileán na gCanánach)
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
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 County Clare
Cenn-indis;
Cenn-innis
Clare Abbey, Clarecastle
(Irish: Mainistir Chliara)
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
Corcomroe Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Chorca Mrua)
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
Drim Friary
(Irish: Mainistir an Droma)
Franciscan Friars — place of refuge;
founded c.1740, expelled from Quin; dissolved 1820 (death of last friar)
Drumcliff Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Dhrom Chléibh)
Church-Drumcliff-Cemetery-Ennis.jpg Gaelic monks
founded 6th century reputedly by St Colmcille
Dysert O Dea Monastery
(Irish: Díseart Uí Dheá)
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
Ennis Friary *
(Irish: Mainistir na hInse)
EnnisFranciscanFriary.jpg 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;
in use as C.I. parish church 1615;
Franciscan Friars
founded 1841; acquired 1854;
Provincial Novitiate House 1877; Novitiate House of the Irish Province 1902; extant
Nave: St Francis
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Innse-an-laoigh;
Inis-an-laoigh;
Ennis-an-laoigh;
Inis-cluan-ruada;
Iniscluanramhfada
Ennis Nunnery ø supposed nuns — erroneous interpretation[notes 24]
Ennis Monastery *
(Irish: Mainistir Inis Caorach)
EnnisMonastery.jpg Poor Clares
Enniskerry Monastery early monastic site, oratory built by St Senan of Scattery Mutton Island;
Inis-caorach
Ennistimon Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Inis Díomáin)
Gaelic monks Ennistymon;
Omos-timain;
Inis-tomen;
Inis-diomain
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
(Irish: Mainistir Fhínse)
Glencolumbkille Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Ghleann Cholm Cille)
Columban monks
founded by St Columcille;
CI Church on site
Glan Columb-chille;
Glann-columcille;
Glenn-choluimchille;
Glenn-coluimbcille
Illaunmore Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir an Oileáin Mhóir)
Gaelic monks
founded 7th/8th century;
possibly not surviving after the 10th century (historically located in County Galway)
Oilenmor;
Mucinis Monastery? (v. infra)
Illaunmore, ø
Lough Derg
possible monastic site — order and period unknown
Inchicronan Priory
(Irish: Prióireacht Inse Chrónáin)
InchicronanPriory.JPG early monastic site, possibly founded 6th century by patron, St Cronan of Tuamgraney;[notes 25]
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
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
Inisanlaoi Monastery
(Irish: Prióireacht Inis an Lao)
monastic site, unknown order and foundation, actually Ennis Franciscan Friary (supra)[notes 26] Inis-anlaoige
Inishloe Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Inis Lua)
Gaelic monks
founded by Turlogh, King of Thomond, buried here; on an island in the Shannon Estuary between Scattery and Limerick[notes 27]
Inis-luaidh;
Inis-lua
Inish-loinge nuns, founded 6th century (in the time of St Senan),[notes 28] sited between Scattery and Limerick Inis-luinge;
Inishloinge
Inishmore Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Inis Mór)
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?
Inis-tuaischert
(Irish: Inis Tuaiscirt)
early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Senan, possibly County Clare, possibly a small island in the Fergus Estuary
Kilballyowen Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Chill Bhaile Eoghain)
monastic site, unknown foundation and order
church built to the south of the site, now in ruins in a cemetery
Kilcarragh Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Chill Chathrach)
hospital or monastery;
granted to John King
Kilfarboy Monastery ø~
(Irish: Cill Fear Buí)
early monastic site, also given as Kilfobrick, County Meath[notes 29] Cell-fobric;
Kilfobrick
Kilfenora Monastery +
(Irish: Cill Fhionnúrach)
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
Killadusert Monastery
(Irish: Cill an Dísirt)
Gaelic monks
founder unknown
Killadysert;
Disert-murthaile;
Kildysert
Killaloe Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Chill Lua)
Gaelic monks
founded 10th century;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1111
monastery probably continuing after 1111 and throughout the 12th century, though evidence lacking;
church becoming CI cathedral 1546
Laonia;
Cell-da-lua;
Kildalua
Killinaboy Monastery
(Irish: Cill Iníne Baoith)
Killinaboy Church West Gable 2015 09 01.jpg early monastic site, founded by Iníon Bhaoith
Killone Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Chill Eoin)
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
Kilnagallech Monastery ~
(Irish: Cill na gCailleach
Gaelic nuns
probable cell
Kinagalliagh;
Kilnagellech;
Cell-eochaille;
Cell-na-Caillech;
Kill-nac-caillech
Kilshanny Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Chill Seanaigh
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
Mucinis Monastery ~
(Irish: Mainistir Mhuicinse)
early monastic site,
plundered by Norsemen 922;
possibly County Clare, either at Hog Island or Lough Derg
Muicinis Riagail;
Muck-inis;
Hog Island;
Pig Island
possibly Illaunmore (v. supra)
Noughaval Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Nuachabhála)
Noughaval Old Church 2015 09 01.jpg Gaelic monks
founded by St Mogua
Nuachongbhail
Oughtmama Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Ucht Máma)
Ucht Máma West Church SW 2015 09 02.jpg early monastic site, associated with three saints named St. Colmán, one from Ceinéal Laoghaire of Meath, one from Eoghanachta of Munster, and one from Uí Bhriúin of Connacht[5][6] Ucht Máma
Quin Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Chuinche)
QuinAbbey.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1402;
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 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
Rath Monastery #
(Irish: Mainistir na Rátha)
Gaelic monks
founded by St Blathmac;
stump of round tower demolished 1838
Rathblathmaic
Rossmanagher Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Ros mBeannchair)
Gaelic nuns Ros-bendchuir;
Ross-Bennchoir
Scattery Island Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Inis Caorach)
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
Tomfinlough Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Thuaim Fhionnlocha)
Gaelic monks; probably not continuing after the 10th century;
site now occupied by remains of Tomfinlough church
Finlough
Tomgraney Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Thuaim Gréine)
Gaelic monks Tomgrany;
Tuamgranney;
Tuamgraney
Tulla Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir na Tulaí)
Gaelic monks


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County Cork[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Cork edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Cork
Abbeymahon Abbey
Abbeymahon Abbey
Abbeystrowry Abbey
Abbeystrowry Abbey
Aghadown Monastery
Aghadown Monastery
Aghamanister Abbey
Aghamanister Abbey
Ballybeg Priory
Ballybeg Priory
Ballygarvan, supposed monastic site (approx. loc.)
Ballygarvan,
supposed monastic site
(approx. loc.)
Ballymacadane Abbey
Ballymacadane Abbey
Ballymacadane Friary
Ballymacadane Friary
Ballynoe, supposed monastic site
Ballynoe,
supposed
monastic site
Ballyvourney Abbey
Ballyvourney Abbey
Bantry Friary (approx.)
Bantry Friary (approx.)
Bawnatemple Monastery
Bawnatemple Monastery
Bridgetown Abbey
Bridgetown Abbey
Brigown Monastery
Brigown Monastery
Buttevant Friary
Buttevant Friary
Carrigillihy Monastery, supposed monastic site
Carrigillihy Monastery,
supposed monastic site
Castlecor, supposed monastic site
Castlecor,
supposed monastic site
Castlelyons Abbey
Castlelyons Abbey
Castlemartyr Priory
Castlemartyr Priory
Cecilstown, supposed monastic site
Cecilstown,
supposed
monastic site
Clear Island Monastery
Clear Island Monastery
Clogagh Friary
Clogagh Friary
Clonmeen Monastery
Clonmeen Monastery
Cloyne Cathedral Monastery and Nunnery
Cloyne Cathedral Monastery and Nunnery
Coole Abbey
Coole Abbey
CORK (see right)
CORK
(see right)
Cullen Monastery (approx.)
Cullen Monastery (approx.)
Donaghmore Monastery (approx. loc.)
Donaghmore Monastery
(approx. loc.)
Fermoy Monastery
Fermoy Monastery
Garinish Monastery
Garinish Monastery
Glanworth Abbey
Glanworth Abbey
Goleen Friary
Goleen Friary
Gouganebarra Monastery
Gouganebarra Monastery
Inishcarra Monastery
Inishcarra Monastery
Inishleena Monastery
Inishleena Monastery
Iniskieran Monastery
Iniskieran Monastery
Kilcatherine Cell
Kilcatherine Cell
Kilcrea Friary
Kilcrea Friary
Kilcrea Nunnery (approx.)
Kilcrea Nunnery (approx.)
Kilcrumper Monastery
Kilcrumper Monastery
Kilkilleen, supposed monastic site
Kilkilleen,
supposed monastic site
Killabraher, supposed monastic site
Killabraher,
supposed monastic site
Killaconenagh Monastery
Killaconenagh Monastery
Kilmaclenine Monastery (approx.)
Kilmaclenine
Monastery
(approx.)
Kilmoney Priory
Kilmoney Priory
Kilnamanagh Monastery (approx.)
Kilnamanagh Monastery
(approx.)
Kilshanahan, supposed monastic site
Kilshanahan,
supposed monastic site
Kinneigh Monastery (approx.)
Kinneigh Monastery
(approx.)
Kinsale Friary
Kinsale Friary
Kinsale Priory (approx.)
Kinsale Priory
(approx.)
Labbamolaga Monastery (approx.)
Labbamolaga Monastery
(approx.)
Legan Abbey
Legan Abbey
Lough Ine Monastery
Lough Ine Monastery
Midleton Abbey
Midleton Abbey
Mourne Abbey
Mourne Abbey
The Priory, Newmark
The Priory, Newmark
Nohaval Monastery (approx.)
Nohaval Monastery
(approx.)
Nohavaldaly Monastery
Nohavaldaly Monastery
Ross Priory
Ross Priory
Sherkin Friary
Sherkin Friary
Skeam West Monastery
Skeam West Monastery
Spittle Bridge Monastery
Spittle Bridge Monastery
Strawhall Monastery
Strawhall Monastery
Templefaughtna purported monastic site,
Templefaughtna
purported monastic site,
Timoleague Friary
Timoleague Friary
Toames Monastery
Toames Monastery
Tracton Abbey
Tracton Abbey
Tullylease Abbey
Tullylease Abbey
YOUGHAL (see right)
YOUGHAL
(see right)
Locations of monastic houses in County Cork
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Cork Central
Augustinian Priory
Augustinian Priory
Cork Monastery (probable loc.)
Cork Monastery
(probable loc.)
Augustinian Abbey
Augustinian Abbey
Gill Abbey
Gill Abbey
Franciscan Friary
Franciscan Friary
Locations of monastic houses in County Cork
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Youghal
North Abbey
North Abbey
South Abbey
South Abbey
Youghal Priory
Youghal Priory
Locations of monastic houses in Youghal



Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abbeymahon Abbey AbbeymahonAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks — from Baltinglass, County 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
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?
Aghadown Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
round tower standing until 18th century
Aughadown
Achad-duine
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
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
Ballygarvan Monastery ~, Carrigaline parish supposed monastic site — order, foundation and period unknown
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
Ballymacadane Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1539? on site of Augustinian nunnery (see immediately above);
dissolved before 1584?
Ballynoe Monastery supposed monastic site — order and period unknown, suggested Knights Hospitaller[notes 30] Baile-nua-na-sagart
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
Bantry Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded c.1460 (existing by 1466), 1307?[notes 31] 1320[notes 32])
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1482 by Fr David Hiarlaighy;
Observant Franciscan Friars 1522-32;
nominally suppressed 1541-2; friars reportedly expelled on several occasions[notes 33] 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
Bawnatemple Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks[notes 34]
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
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
Buttevant Friary ButtevantFriary.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1251[notes 35] (1276-9[notes 36] 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
Buttevant Nunnery purported nunnery — evidence lacking St Owen or St John the Baptist
Carrigillihy Monastery ø,
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 37] (actually Abbeymahon)
Carigillihy;
Curraghalicky;
Abbey de Sancto Mauro
Castlecor ~ supposed monastic site — order, foundation and period unknown; apparent abbey at Castle Corinth[notes 38] Castle Corith
Castlelyons Friary Castlelyons Friary Tower and Choir 2015 08 27.jpg Carmelite Friars
founded 1307-9 (1324) from within the de Barry family, (John de Barry[notes 39]), 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;
Castelio;
Castleyhane;
Castelleaghan;
Castrileonensis


Castlemartyr Priory Carmelite monks
Cecilstown ~ supposed monastic site — order and period unknown
Clear Island Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Ciaran of Seirkieran
Inis-cleire;
Traigh-Chiarain
Clogagh Friary ø Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
foundation called a 'little abbey',[notes 40] doubtful a community existed here
Cloggagh;
Cloig-theach
Clonmeen Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
founded by Mr O'Callaghan (the O'Callaghan family,[notes 41] possible erroneous reference to Clonmines, County Wexford[notes 42]
"site of monastery"[notes 43]
Clonmere;
Cluain-min;
Clonmines (County Wexford)?;
Clonmine?
Cloyne Cathedral Monastery and Nunnery CloyneCathedral.JPG early monastic site,
purported nunnery,[notes 44] apparently erroneous reference to Killeedy (Cluainchreduil), County 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) (County Limerick)?
Coole Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century? by St Abban Cuil-collingi;
Cul-collingi;
Cul-collainge;
Cul-chuillinghe;
Cilculen
Coole Abbey Franciscan Friars
Coole Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1296 by a de Barry
Conna Preceptory ø purported Knights Hospitaller[notes 45]
Cork Augustinian Priory * Augustinian Canons Regular
built 1780; extant
Cork Monastery # CorkCathedralsunlight.jpg early monastic site, founded 600 by St Finbar (Bairre);
site probably now occupied by St Finbarre's Cathedral
Corcagh;
Corcaigh
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 ø 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 46] (during the reign of Edward I[notes 47]) by Lord Kinsale;
Observant Augustinian Friars 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
Cork Black Friary Dominican Friars
founded 1229 by Lord Philip de Barry;
Observant Dominican Friars
reformed 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
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
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
reformed 1500;
dissolved and abandoned 1540; granted to Andrew Skydy c.1565
St Mary's Shandon
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Seandun;
Shandon
Cork Franciscan Friary * founded 1609;
extant
Cork Nunnery ~ Benedictine[notes 48] or Augustinian[notes 49] 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 ø supposed Benedictine nuns
Cork Preceptory Knights Hospitaller (mistakenly given as Knights Templar[notes 50])
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 ø purported Gaelic nuns, founded by St Laitrian (Lasair Fhiona) — ruins near a church held to have belonged to an ancient nunnery,[notes 51] latterly under erenaghs Cuillenn Ui Chiuv
Dal Modula ~ early monastic site, possibly located in County Cork
Donaghmore Monastery founded by St Fingene or St Laichtin (Lachtain) of Freshford;
now parochial church
Donoughmore;
Donnoughmore;
Domnach-mor-mitaine
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
Garinish Monastery Gaelic nuns
founded before c.530
Kilchuillin;
Ilane-i-Cullin;
Illnacullen
Glanworth Abbey GlanworthAbbey.jpg Dominican Friars
founded 1475[notes 52] (1227[notes 53]) 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 54] 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
Goleen Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded before 1442
Gahannyh Friary?
Gouganebarra Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century, retreat of St Finbarre prior to his founding Cork
Gougane Barra;
Gobhagnabarra
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
Inishleena Monastery Gaelic monks and nuns, reputedly founded by St Finbarre Cellmagciun
Iniskieran Monastery Franciscan friars
founded 1460 by Florence Moar O'Driscoll
Clear Island 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
Kilcrea Friary KilcreaFriary.JPG Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1465-78 (1470,[notes 55] 1478,[notes 56][notes 57]) 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)
Kilcrea Nunnery purportedly founded 6th century by St Cere
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
Kilkilleen Monastery ø~ supposed monastic site - order, foundation and period unknown
"Friary in ruins"[notes 58]
Killabraher Monastery ø~ supposed monastic site — order and period unknown
Killaconenagh Monastery Gaelic nuns
founded 6th century? by St Abban, after his founding Magee
Killachad conchean?;
Killachadconchean
Killeenemer Monastery
Kilmaclenine Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks, probably founded before 606 by St Colman mac Leinin of Cloyne Cell-mac-leinin
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
Kilnamanagh Monastery Gaelic nuns, foundation named for Ana, sister of St Caitiarn of Kilcatherine and niece of St Senan Kilmana
Kilnamarbhan Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century? by St Abban
Kilshanahan Monastery ø~ supposed monastic site — unknown order or foundation, "Ruined abbey and church" [notes 59]
Kinneigh Monastery Gaelic monks
founded by St Colman; possibly not surviving after 10th century
Cell-mor-Cinnech;
Cell-mor-Ceanneich
Kinsale Friary * Carmelite Friars
founded 1334[notes 60] (during the reign of Edward III[notes 61]) 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
Kinsale Monastery early monastic site, founded by St M'Eilte Ogh (M'eltioc) St Gobban
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Kynsalle;
Cenn-saile
Labbamolaga Monastery LabbamolagaMonastery.jpg Gaelic monks
founded 7th century by St Molaga of Timoleague, reputedly buried here
Leaba-molaga;
Tampailin;
Tulach-min-molaga?
Legan Abbey,
Monkstown
Benedictine monks, daughter house of Waterford Priory
dependent on Waterford and Bath;
founded sometime before 1301 (after 1204);
dissolved before 1350?
Liegane, in Monkstown
Loch-eire Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by St Finbarr
Lough Ine Monastery probable early monastic site, Gaelic monks Lough Hyne;
Templebreedy
Lueim Monastery ø supposed monastic site — order and foundation unknown; mentioned 1318[notes 62]
Midleton Abbey # Cistercian monks — from Monasteranenagh
founded 1179/80, purportedly by the FitzGerald family[notes 63] (or the Barry family[notes 64]); 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
Monanimy Commandery ø purported Knights Templar Monanimy Preceptory
Mourne Abbey MourneAbbeyCork.jpg (erroneously given as Knights Templar[notes 65])
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
The Priory, Newmarket
Nohaval Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks, reputedly founded by St Finian; formerly site of a round tower[notes 66] Nuachongbhail;
Nogoual
Nohavaldaly Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks;
reported stump of round tower[notes 67]
St Finian
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Nuachongbhail;
Nohaval-daly
Omolaggie Monastery early monastic site
Augustinian Canons Regular
possibly dependent on Cong
Quchwill Abbey abbey mentioned in 1355[notes 68] — 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 69]
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
Ross in Munster Augustinian Friars, dubious supposed foundation in Ros Carbery
Ross Friary Franciscan Friars, dubious foundation[notes 70]
Sherkin Friary Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1460 by Florence O'Driscoll,Magnus[notes 71] or 1470 by Dermit O'Driscoll,[notes 72] 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
Skeam West Monastery ø possible early monastic site, Gaelic monks Skream Island West
Spike Island Monasteryø~ possible early monastic site, possibly located in County Cork or Carrig Island, County Kerry Inispict;
Inispuinc
Spittle Bridge Monastery Gaelic monks
Strawhall Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Aed mac Bricc of Killare
Kilbrenan;
Enach-mid-brenin
Templefaughtna ø~ purported Knights Hospitaller — ruins of an old establishment[notes 73]
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
Toames Monastery Gaelic monks Tuaim-muscraighe 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
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
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 74]
Youghal — Dominican Friary (North Abbey) NorthAbbeyYoughal.JPG Dominican Friars
founded 1268 (1271[notes 75]) by Thomas fitz Maurice;
built 1268 by Maurice, descendant of Lord Offaly;
Regular Observant Dominican Friars
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
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, County 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)
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
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



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County Donegal[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Donegal edit)

List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Donegal
Ard Mhuire Friary
Ard Mhuire Friary
Assaroe Abbey
Assaroe Abbey
Balleeghan Friary
Balleeghan Friary
Ballymacswiney Friary
Ballymacswiney Friary
Ballymagroarty Monastery (approx.)
Ballymagroarty Monastery
(approx.)
Ballysaggart Friary
Ballysaggart Friary
Bothchonais Monastery (approx.)
Bothchonais Monastery (approx.)
Carrickmore Monastery (approx.)
Carrickmore Monastery (approx.)
Carrowmore Monastery
Carrowmore Monastery
Clonca Monastery
Clonca Monastery
Clonleigh Monastery
Clonleigh Monastery
Clonmany Monastery (approx.)
Clonmany Monastery (approx.)
Conwal Abbey
Conwal Abbey
Desertegny Monastery (approx.)
Desertegny Monastery (approx.)
Domnach-mor-magene Monastery (approx.)
Domnach-mor-magene Monastery
(approx.)
Donagh Monastery (site)
Donagh Monastery (site)
Donaghmore Monastery
Donaghmore Monastery
Donegal Friary
Donegal Friary
Drumhome Monastery
Drumhome Monastery
Eskaheen Monastery (approx.)
Eskaheen Monastery (approx.)
Fahan Monastery
Fahan Monastery
Gartan-Rath Monastery
Gartan-Rath Monastery
Glencolumbkille Monastery
Glencolumbkille Monastery
Inishkeel Monastery
Inishkeel Monastery
Inis Saimer Monastery
Inis Saimer Monastery
Inver Monastery
Inver Monastery
Kilbarron Monastery (approx.)
Kilbarron Monastery (approx.)
Kilcar Monastery (approx.)
Kilcar Monastery (approx.)
Killybegs Friary
Killybegs Friary
Killydonnell Friary
Killydonnell Friary
Kilmacrenan Friary
Kilmacrenan Friary
Kilmonaster Monastery
Kilmonaster Monastery
Lough Derg Friary — Saints Island
Lough Derg Friary — Saints Island
Lough Derg Priory — Station Island
Lough Derg Priory — Station Island
Magherabeg Friary
Magherabeg Friary
Mevagh Monastery
Mevagh Monastery
Moville Monastery (approx.)
Moville Monastery (approx.)
Racoon Monastery (approx.)
Racoon Monastery (approx.)
Raphoe Monastery
Raphoe Monastery
Rathmullan Priory
Rathmullan Priory
Raymoghy Monastery
Raymoghy Monastery
Rossnowlagh Friary
Rossnowlagh Friary
Taughboyne Monastery
Taughboyne Monastery
Temple Douglas
Temple Douglas
Tory Island Abbey (approx.)
Tory Island Abbey (approx.)
Tullaghobegley Monastery (approx.)
Tullaghobegley Monastery (approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in County Donegal
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Ard Mhuire Friary * Capuchin Franciscan Friars
Assaroe Abbey AssaroeAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks — from Boyle
daughter house 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

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
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
Ballymagrorty Monastery (Drumhome parish) early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Ballymagroarty
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
Bochiminon Friary ~≈? Carmelite Friars, possibly located in County Donegal, possibly Rathmullen possibly Rathmullan
Bothchonais Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks, purportedly founded by Chonas, second husband of Darerca, sister of St Patrick;
continuing 11th century
Boithe-conais
Carrickmore Monastery early monastic site
coarbs until 16th century
Carraic;
Cairrge
Carrowmore Monastery CarrowmoreCrosses.JPG early monastic site
Clonca Monastery CloncaChurch&Cross2013.JPG early monastic site, Gaelic monks
erenaghs until early 17th century
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
Clonmany Monastery Clonmany Church of Ireland Parish Church S 2014 09 09.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
probably continuing after 1111
Culmaine;
Cluain-maine
Conwal Monastery Conwal Old Church S 2012 09 19.jpg Gaelic monks
founded in early 7th century;
erenaghs until early 17th century
Conwall Monastery
Cnodain Monastery early monastic site[notes 76]
Culdaff Monastery Culdaff St. Buadan's Church 2016 09 06.jpg 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
Domnach-mor-magene Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick
Domnachmormagene;
Domnach-mor-Mag-ene
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
Donaghmore Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 5th century by St Patrick for Dubudae;
possibly continuing after 1111;
desolated by 1179;
erenagh lands until 1609
Domnach-mor-maige-itha;
Donagmore
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
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
Eskaheen Monastery EskaheenMonastery.JPG early monastic site Iskaheen;
Uisce-chaoin;
Uskechaoin
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
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
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
Grellagh Monastery early monastic site Greallach;
Templemoyle
Inishkeel Monastery Church ruins, Inishkeel island. - geograph.org.uk - 135936.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded before c.580
Inis Keel;
Inis-caoil;
Inis-coel
Inis Saimer Monastery ~ purported monastic site, location given as island off St John's Point[notes 77]island does not exist;
identified as Assaroe[notes 78] q.v.
Ines Samer;
cf Assaroe
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
Inver Friary ø purported Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular[notes 79]
Kilbarron Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
erenaghs until early 17th century
Cell-barrainne;
Kilvanny
Kilcar Monastery Kilcar Old Church 2010 09 24.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St. Carthach
Kilcartaich;
Cell-charthaigh;
Killen
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
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
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
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
Leck Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until 1609[notes 80]
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
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
Lough Derg Monastery — Station Island Franciscan Friars
founded 1763;
dissolved 1781, passed to the clergy of the Diocese of Clogher
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 81] O'Donnell;[notes 82]
dissolved 1601
An-macaire-beg;
Macairebeg;
Magherybeg
Malin Monastery ø ancient church, purportedly monastic[notes 83] Mala
Mevagh Monastery Mevagh Church East and South Window 2014 08 31.jpg early monastic site, Gaelic monks;
erenaghs to 1609;
remains of church and cross
Midhbheach;
Midbech
Moville Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks Domnachbile;
Magbile;
Norborgh
Moyra Monastery, Ray site occupied by remains of a 16th-century church
Mukish Monastery ø purported monastic site - probably Ballymacswiney, q.v. Muckish
Racoon Monastery,
nr. Ballintra
early monastic site, Patrician monks
founded c.440
Raithcungi;
Raghcunga
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
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, County Mayo[notes 84]
Rathmullan Priory Rathmullan Priory SW 2009 09 25.jpg Carmelite Friars
possibly founded 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?
Raymoghy Monastery Gaelic monks
possibly not continuing after 10th century
Rossnowlagh Friary * RossnowlaghFriary.JPG Franciscan friars
founded 1946;
church and friary opened 1952;
extant
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
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
Tullaghobegley Monastery early monastic site, founded by an O'Begley;
erenaghs until 1609
Tulach-an-bigli
Tullyfern Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until 1609
Tulach-fionn


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County Dublin[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Dublin edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Dublin
Baldong, supposed monastic site (approx.)
Baldong, supposed monastic site (approx.)
Ballyboghill Monastery (approx.)
Ballyboghill Monastery (approx.)
Ballymadun, supposed monastic site (approx.)
Ballymadun, supposed monastic site (approx.)
Ballyman, supposed monastic site (approx.)
Ballyman, supposed monastic site
(approx.)
Castleknock Monastery (approx.)
Castleknock Monastery
(approx.)
Clondalkin Abbey
Clondalkin Abbey
Clontarf Monastery
Clontarf Monastery
Clontarf Preceptory
Clontarf Preceptory
Cruagh Monastery (approx.)
Cruagh Monastery (approx.)
DUBLIN (see right)
DUBLIN (see right)
Finglas Monastery (approx.)
Finglas Monastery (approx.)
Firhosue Carmelite Monastery
Firhosue Carmelite Monastery
Glasmore Monastery (approx.)
Glasmore Monastery (approx.)
Glasnevin Monastery (approx.)
Glasnevin Monastery (approx.)
Grace Dieu Abbey (approx.)
Grace Dieu Abbey (approx.)
Grange Abbey
Grange Abbey
Holmpatrick Priory
Holmpatrick Priory
Howth 'Abbey'
Howth 'Abbey'
Ireland's Eye Monastery (approx.)
Ireland's Eye Monastery (approx.)
Killester Monastery (?)
Killester Monastery (?)
Killiney Monastery (?)
Killiney Monastery (?)
Kilmacud Carmelite Monastery
Kilmacud Carmelite Monastery
Killininny Monastery (?)
Killininny Monastery (?)
Killiney Friary
Killiney Friary
Kilmainham Monastery (?)
Kilmainham Monastery (?)
Kilnamanagh Monastery (?)
Kilnamanagh Monastery (?)
Kilsallaghan Monastery, purported (approx.)
Kilsallaghan Monastery, purported (approx.)
Kinsaley Monastery
Kinsaley Monastery
Lambay Island Monastery
Lambay Island Monastery
Loreto Abbey
Loreto Abbey
Loreto Abbey, Dalkey
Loreto Abbey, Dalkey
Lusk Abbey
Lusk Abbey
'The Abbey', Malahide
'The Abbey', Malahide
Malahide Carmelite Monastery
Malahide Carmelite Monastery
Rathmichael Monastery
Rathmichael Monastery
Roebuck Carmelite Monastery
Roebuck Carmelite Monastery
Saggart Monastery (approx.)
Saggart
Monastery
(approx.)
St Patrick's Island Monastery (approx.)
St Patrick's Island Monastery (approx.)
St Doolagh's Monastery (approx.)
St Doolagh's Monastery (approx.)
St Patrick's Island Monastery
St Patrick's Island Monastery
Santry Monastery (approx.)
Santry Monastery (approx.)
Swords Monastery
Swords Monastery
Tallaght Monastery
Tallaght Monastery
Tallaght Priory
Tallaght Priory
Taney Monastery (approx.)
Taney Monastery (approx.)
Tully Monastery
Tully Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in County Dublin
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Central Dublin
All Saints' Priory (site)
All Saints' Priory (site)
Holy Trinity Cathedral Priory
Holy Trinity Cathedral Priory
St Mary's Abbey
St Mary's Abbey
St Mary's de Hogges Abbey
St Mary's de Hogges Abbey
St Saviour's Priory
St Saviour's Priory
St Thomas's Abbey
St Thomas's Abbey
Carmelite Friary
Carmelite Friary
Dominican Friary
Dominican Friary
Dominican Friary, later site (approx.)
Dominican Friary, later site (approx.)
Franciscan Friary
Franciscan Friary
Franciscan Friary
Franciscan Friary
Dublin Knights Hospitallers (approx.)
Dublin Knights Hospitallers
(approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in Central Dublin


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
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
Ballyboghill Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks prior to the arrival of the Anglo-Normans Ballyboughal
Ballymadun Monastery ø supposed monastic site — order and period doubtful;
purported Augustinian Canons Regular cell
Ballymad with Balrothery
Ballyman Monastery ø supposed Knights Templar site Glanmonder;
Glenmunder
Castleknock Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Little Malvern;
founded c.1185 by Hugh Tyrrell, Lord of Castleknock;
erronously also given as Augustinian[notes 85]
dissolved before 1485
St Brigid
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Caislen-cnoc;
Caislen-Cnucha
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
Clontarf Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
church founded 550 by St Comgall of Bangor;
site now occupied by the remains of St John the Baptist's C.I. parish church
Cluain-tarbh
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
Cruagh Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 5th century by D. Daluan of Croibige in the time of St Patrick
Craibeach;
Creevagh
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
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
Dublin — St George's Monastery purported monastery of St George mentioned 1199,[notes 86] 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
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
Dublin — St Mary les Dames purported nunnery;[notes 87] parish church occupied by a woman recluse 1276-7[notes 88]
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
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
Dublin Augustinian Friary of the Holy Trinity Augustinian Friars
founded c.1259;
Observant
adopted 1517;
dissolved 1540; granted to Robert Casey 6 May 1541
Holy Trinity
Dublin Augustinian Priory (at the (East) Gate of Dublin) purported Augustinian Canons Regular[notes 89]
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
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
Dublin Dominican Friary, later site Dominican Friars
founded c.1622
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
Dublin Franciscan Friary * Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
extant
Adam and Eve's
Dublin Knights Hospitallers Knights Hospitaller
frankhouse of Kilmainham, founded before 1290;
continued until the suppression
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
Firhouse Carmelite Monastery * Carmelite nuns
extant
Glasmore Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded by St Cronan (Mochua)
Glaismor;
Moortown
Glasnevin Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded before 545 by St Mobi;
possibly not continuing after 10th century
Glas-naoidhen;
Glais-noiden
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
Grange Abbey chapel of All Saints' Priory; disused since 17th century; ruined; (NM)
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
Howth 'Abbey' ø Howth (8082719343) (2).jpg non-monastic collegiate church The Collegiate Church of St. Mary Howth
Ireland's Eye Monastery early monastic site;
besieged 897;
plundered 960
Killester Monastery purported remains of a monastery in Killester House[notes 90]
Killiney Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic nuns
Killiney Friary * Franciscan Friars
founded 1945;
extant
Dun Mhuire
Killininny Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic nuns Cell-na-n-ingen;
Kilnaninghean
Kilmacud Carmelite Monastery * Carmelite nuns
founded 1881;
extant
St Joseph
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
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 91];
dissolved 1540;
restored 1557;
dissolved November 1558
Priory of St John the Baptist
Kilnamanagh Monastery early monastic site Cell-na-managh
Kilsallaghan Monastery purported monastic site, order, foundation and period unknown Kilsaghlan
Kinsaley Monastery =? St Doulaghs Church Dublin Geograph Image.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Garban (Gobban) or St Doulagh;
St Doulagh C.I. parish church built on site
Cean-saile;
Cenn-saile;
Kinsealy
Lambay Island Monastery # Lambay Island - Reachrainn - geograph.org.uk - 1350641.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Colmcille Reachrainn;
Rechra;
Lambey
Loreto Abbey ^ Rathfarnham House, Loretto Abbey.jpg Sisters of Loreto
founded 1821 by Frances Ball at Rathfarnham House
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
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;
St MacCullin's C.I. parish church built on site, incorporating round tower into tower
Lusca
'The Abbey', Malahide Malahide Abbey 1820.jpg ruins of a chapel Alahid;
Mullachide
Malahide Carmelite Monastery * Carmelite nuns
extant
Star of the Sea Carmelite Monastery
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
Red Island Monastery,
Skerries
Roebuck Carmelite Monastery * Carmelite nuns The Immaculate Conception
Saggart Monastery early monastic site Tech-sacra;
Tassagard
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
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
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
Santry Monastery early monastic site, founded by 6th century Sentrebh
Sruthair Monastery early monastic site, possibly in County Dublin Sruther
Swords Monastery = SwordsRoundTower.JPG early monastic site, founded c.560 by St Columbkill[notes 92] Sord-coluim-cille;
Suird
Swords Priory nuns
1474 mention of a prioress here probably refer to Grace Dieu[notes 93]
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 St Maelruain's C.I. parish church
Tamlacht-maelruain;
Taulaght
Tallaght Priory * Dominican Friars;
extant
St Mary
Taney Monastery early monastic site
Tullow/Tully Monastery? Tully Church 2.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"

The following location in County Dublin lacks monastic connection:


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County Galway[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Galway edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Galway
Abbeygormacan Abbey
Abbeygormacan Abbey
Addergoole Abbey
Addergoole Abbey
Ahascragh Abbey
Ahascragh Abbey
ANNAGHDOWN (see right)
ANNAGHDOWN (see right)
Ardnabara Abbey (approx.)
Ardnabara Abbey (approx.)
Ardrahan Monastery
Ardrahan Monastery
Athenry Priory
Athenry Priory
Aughrim Priory
Aughrim Priory
Ballynahinch Friary (approx.)
Ballynahinch Friary (approx.)
Beagh Friary (approx.)
Beagh Friary (approx.)
Boley Friary (approx.)
Boley Friary (approx.)
Caheradrine Monastery (approx.)
Caheradrine Monastery (approx.)
Caltra Friary
Caltra Friary
Claregalway Friary
Claregalway Friary
Cloghmore Monastery (approx.)
Cloghmore Monastery (approx.)
CLONFERT (see right)
CLONFERT (see right)
Clonkeenkerrill Friary
Clonkeenkerrill Friary
Clontuskert Priory
Clontuskert Priory
Cloonfush Monastery (approx.)
Cloonfush Monastery (approx.)
Cloonyvornoge Friary (approx.)
Cloonyvornoge Friary (approx.)
Creevaghbaun Friary
Creevaghbaun Friary
Donaghpatrick Monastery?
Donaghpatrick Monastery?
Drumacoo Monastery
Drumacoo Monastery
Dunmore Friary and Abbey
Dunmore Friary and Abbey
Eglish Friary (approx.)
Eglish Friary (approx.)
Esker Monastery
Esker Monastery
GALWAY (see below)
GALWAY (see below)
Gortnabishaun Monastery
Gortnabishaun Monastery
Gorumna Island Monastery
Gorumna Island Monastery
High Island Monastery
High Island Monastery
Inchiquin Monastery
Inchiquin Monastery
Inishark Monastery
Inishark Monastery
Inishbofin Monastery
Inishbofin Monastery
Inisheer Monastery
Inisheer Monastery
Inishmaan Monastery
Inishmaan Monastery
Inishmicatreer Monastery
Inishmicatreer Monastery
Inishmore Monastery
Inishmore Monastery
Inishnee Monastery
Inishnee Monastery
Kilbennan Monastery
Kilbennan Monastery
Kilcommedan Monastery (approx.)
Kilcommedan Monastery (approx.)
Kilconla Monastery
Kilconla Monastery
Kilconnell Monastery
Kilconnell Monastery
Kilcoona Monastery
Kilcoona Monastery
Kilcorban Friary
Kilcorban Friary
Kilcreevanty Abbey
Kilcreevanty Abbey
Kilcummin Monastery (vaguely)
Kilcummin Monastery (vaguely)
Kilkilvery Monastery (approx.)
Kilkilvery Monastery (approx.)
Killamanagh Monastery
Killamanagh Monastery
Killeely Monastery (approx.)
Killeely Monastery (approx.)
Killeenmunterlane Monastery (approx.)
Killeenmunterlane Monastery (approx.)
Killower Monastery
Killower Monastery
Killursa Monastery
Killursa Monastery
Kilmacduagh Abbey
Kilmacduagh Abbey
Kilmeen Monastery
Kilmeen Monastery
Kilmurry Friary
Kilmurry Friary
Kilreekill Monastery
Kilreekill Monastery
Kiltiernan Monastery
Kiltiernan Monastery
Kiltullagh Monastery (approx.)
Kiltullagh Monastery (approx.)
Kinalehin Friary
Kinalehin Friary
Kinvarra Monastery
Kinvarra Monastery
Knockmoy Abbey
Knockmoy Abbey
Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey
LOUGHREA (see right)
LOUGHREA (see right)
Meelick Friary
Meelick Friary
Monasternalea (Abbey Grey) Monastery
Monasternalea (Abbey Grey) Monastery
Omey Monastery
Omey Monastery
Portumna Friary
Portumna Friary
Rawfee Monastery (approx.)
Rawfee Monastery (approx.)
Rathmagh Monastery (approx.)
Rathmagh Monastery (approx.)
Ross Errilly Friary
Ross Errilly Friary
Rosshill Monastery
Rosshill Monastery
Roundstone Priory (site)
Roundstone Priory (site)
St Macdara's Island Monastery
St Macdara's Island Monastery
Templemoyle-Kiltullagh Friary
Templemoyle-Kiltullagh Friary
Tisaxon Friary
Tisaxon Friary
Toombeola Abbey
Toombeola Abbey
TUAM (see right)
TUAM
(see right)
Locations of monastic houses in County Galway


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Galway
Augustinian Friary
Augustinian Friary
Augustinian Friary, later site
Augustinian Friary,
later site
Dominican Nunnery, first site
Dominican Nunnery,
first site
Dominican Nunnery, second site
Dominican Nunnery,
second site
Dominican Nunnery, current site
Dominican Nunnery,
current site
Franciscan Abbey
Franciscan Abbey
Galway Friary
Galway Friary
Galway Priory
Galway Priory
Locations of monastic houses in Galway
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Loughrea
Loughrea Priory
Loughrea Priory
Loughrea Priory, current site
Loughrea Priory, current site
Locations of monastic houses in Loughrea
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Clonfert
Clonfert Abbey
Clonfert Abbey
Clonfert Monastery
Clonfert Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in Clonfert
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Tuam
Tuam Monastery
Tuam Monastery
Tuam Premonstratensian Abbey
Tuam Premonstratensian Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in Tuam


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
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
Addergoole Abbey
(Addergoole parish, near Ardcloon)
order, period and foundation unknown
"Abbey (in ruins)"[notes 94]
Ahascragh Abbey early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Cuan;
C.I. church on site
Ahaskeragh;
Ath-ascrath;
Ath-ascrach;
Ath-escrach-Cuain
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 house 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
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
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
Annaghdown Friary erroneously listed as Franciscan Friars[notes 95]
Ardnabara Abbey
in Killimordaly parish
possible monastic site — order, foundation and period unknown, "Ardnabara Abbey, in ruins"[notes 96]
Ardrahan Monastery early monastic site;
stump of round tower[notes 97]
Ard-rathain
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
Athenry Friary erroneous reference to Franciscan Friars — mistaken identification of Adare Friary[notes 98]
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 99]), 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
Ballynahinch Friary Carmelite Friars
founded 1356 by O'Flaherty;
dissolved during the reign of Elizabeth I;
convent listed as re-established c.1737[notes 100]
Baile-na-hinse;
Ballinhinceh;
Dalcaccense?
Ballynakill 'Abbey' "Abbey",[notes 101] "Ellomaine Graveyard"[notes 102] Ellomaine
Beagh Friary (Barony of Clare) Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1441;
dissolved before 1585; granted to John Newton
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 Minor, Conventual — actually Claregalway — erronesously identified as a separate foundation[notes 103]
Boley Friary Dominican Friars — from Portumna
apparently founded early 18th century
Boula;
Buaile
Caheradreen Monastery early monastic site
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
Claregalway Friary ClaregalwayFriary.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded before c.1252 by John de Colgan I;[notes 104]
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
Cloghmore Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Cloch-mor, in Killannin parish
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
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
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 Minor, Conventual
refounded 1453, papal permission obtained by David Mullkerrill
Cloonkeenkerrill;
'St. Kerrill's Abbey'
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
Cloonfush Monastery early monastic site, founded early 6th century by St Jarlath Cluain-fois
Cloonyvornoge Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1441;
dissolved 1585-6?; granted to John Newton 1597
Clonnavarnoge;
Cowlevernoge
Cowleneringe
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
Currabeg Monastery monastic site, order, foundation and period unknown
Donaghpatrick Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Patrick Domnach-patraic;
Magna Saeoli
Drumacoo Monastery Well of Saint Sairnait (Saint Sourney) 2.jpg early monastic site Druim-muccado;
Droma-Mucada
Dunmore Monastery misidentification of Donaghpatrick[notes 105]
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?
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
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
Esker Monastery Esker Monastery 2010 09 17.jpg Redemptorists
Fallig Friary ≈~ Franciscan Friars - probable confusion for Killeigh (Fallig), County Offaly[notes 106] 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
Galway Augustinian Friary *, later site Augustinian Friars;
church opened 4 September 1859;
extant
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)
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
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
Galway Franciscan Friary * Franciscan Friars
built 1660;
rebuilt 1781; extant
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 Minor, 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
Galway Priory possibly formerly a hospital administered by the Premonstratensians
Premonstratensian Canons
daughter house 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 licence 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
Gortnabishaun Monastery,
Kilconla parish
early monastic site
Gorumna Island,
Killanin parish
early monastic site, "abbey"[notes 107] Gailimh;
Galvia;
Ngaillim;
Bun-Gaillmhs;
Bongal
Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Boyle
Grainsearchmhaonmhai;
Grange of Mowyny
High Island Monastery early monastic site, founded before 665 by St Fechin Ardoilen;
Cellgradhaandomhain
Illaunmore Monastery Historical 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
Inishark Monastery early monastic site Inisairc
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
Inisheer Monastery
Aran Islands
early monastic site Ada-airthir;
Ara-coemhain;
Airdne-coimhain;
Ardcoenmain?
Inishlackan Friary purported Franciscan Friars[notes 108]
Inishmaan Monastery
Aran Islands
early monastic site, two churches under the parish of St Enda, Inishmore Inismedhon;
Middle Island
Inishmicatreer Monastery early monastic site;
"Abbey in ruins"[notes 109]
'Inishmicatreer Abbey' ;
Inish-mictreer
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, Third Order Regular[notes 110] or First Order[notes 111]
founded after 1484, founder unknown;[notes 112] 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)
Inishnee Monastery early monastic site, founded before 768 Inis-eidnigh?
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
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
Kilconla Monastery early monastic site, founded reputedly by St Conlat Cell-connla;
Kilconly
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
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
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
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
Kilcummin Monastery ~ early monastic site, founded by St Coeman Kill-choemain;
Cell-coemain
Kilkilvery Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until at least 11th century;
later passed to the Fratres Cruciferi of Castledermot
Cell-cillbile
Killamanagh Priory early monastic site;
Premonstratensian Canons
daughter house 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
Killeely Monastery early monastic site
Killeenmunterlane Monastery early monastic site
Killower Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs 11th century
Killawyr
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
Kilmacduagh Monastery Kilmacduagh Abbey of St. Mary de Petra 2015 08 31.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
Kilmeen Monastery early monastic site Cell-mian
Kilmurry Friary Franciscan Friars
given as Dominican Friars[notes 113]
Cell-mhuire;
Kilmurray
Kilreekill Monastery early monastic site, nuns
reputedly founded by St Patrick for his sister Richella
Cell-richill
Kiltiernan Monastery early monastic site Cell-tighernain
Kiltullagh Monastery early monastic site;
possibly not continuing after 10th century
Cell-tulach-mhaonmhai
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
Kinvarra Monastery early monastic site, patron St Coman Ceamm-mhara;
Cenn-mara
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
Kylemore Abbey Kylemoreabbey.jpg Benedictine nuns
Mansion served as convent boarding school until closure in 2010
Lissonuffy Cell Historical county location. See County Roscommon
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
Loughrea Abbey * Discalced Carmelite Friars
founded 19th century;
extant
Maghee Monastery ~ early monastic site, possibly County Galway, location unidentified Mag-Cé;
Magele;
Magelle;
Magtriudi
Mayfield Augustinian Friars refuge from Dunmore 1645
Meelick Friary + Meelick Friary West 2009 09 17.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, 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
Monasternalea Monastery early monastic site
erroneously purportedly Franciscan Friars,[notes 114] — reliable evidence lacking
Abbey Grey Monastery;
Abbeygrey Monastery;
Mainistir na Liath;
Kilmore-ne-togher?
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
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
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
Rathmagh Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Brendan of Clonfert Raithmaige
Roscam Roscam Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Site 2.JPG early monastic site, founded before 779;
destroyed by the Danes 807
Ros-chaim;
Ros-camm
Ross Errilly Friary Refriary.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, 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
Rosshill Monastery early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Brendan of Clonfert;
"'Abbey' site"[notes 115]
Teampull Brandon
Roundstone Monastery Historical photo;
Historical photo
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded 1835;
site redeveloped
St Macdara's Island Monastery early emeritical monastic site, founded by St (Sionnach) Mac Dara Cruach Macdara;
Cruanacara
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 licence 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
Tuam Monastery + TuamRCCathedral-2.jpg early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Jarlath (Iarlath);
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1111; extant
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 house 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
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


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County Kerry[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Kerry edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Kerry
Abbeydorney Abbey
Abbeydorney Abbey
Aghadoe Monastery
Aghadoe Monastery
Ardfert Friary
Ardfert Friary
Ardfert Cathedral Monastery
Ardfert Cathedral Monastery
Ballinskelligs Priory
Ballinskelligs Priory
Bentee Mount Monastery (approx.)
Bentee Mount Monastery (approx.)
Brandon Mount Monastery (approx.)
Brandon Mount Monastery (approx.)
Caherbarbagh Monastery (approx.)
Caherbarbagh Monastery (approx.)
Carrig Island Monastery
Carrig Island Monastery
Church Island Monastery, Valencia Harbour
Church Island Monastery, Valencia Harbour
Church Island Monastery, Lough Curra
Church Island Monastery, Lough Curra
Derrynane Abbey
Derrynane Abbey
Feaghman West Monastery
Feaghman West Monastery
Gallarus Monastery (site)
Gallarus Monastery (site)
Illaunloughan Monastery
Illaunloughan Monastery
Illauntannig Island Monastery
Illauntannig Island Monastery
Innisfallen Abbey
Innisfallen Abbey
Inishtooskert Monastery
Inishtooskert Monastery
Inishvickillane Monastery
Inishvickillane Monastery
Keeldarragh Monastery
Keeldarragh Monastery
Kilcolman Abbey
Kilcolman Abbey
Kildreelig Monastery
Kildreelig Monastery
Kildreenagh Monastery (approx.)
Kildreenagh Monastery (approx.)
Kildrenagh Monastery (approx.)
Kildrenagh Monastery (approx.)
Killabuonia Priory
Killabuonia Priory
Killagha Abbey
Killagha Abbey
Killiney Monastery
Killiney Monastery
Killemlagh Monastery
Killemlagh Monastery
Killoe Monastery (approx.)
Killoe Monastery (approx.)
Kilogrone Monastery
Kilogrone Monastery
Kilmalkedar Monastery
Kilmalkedar Monastery
Kilrellig Monastery
Kilrellig Monastery
Kilpeacon Monastery (approx.)
Kilpeacon Monastery (approx.)
Lislaughtin Abbey
Lislaughtin Abbey
Muckross Abbey
Muckross Abbey
Oriel Monastery
Oriel Monastery
Ratass Cathedral Monastery
Ratass Cathedral Monastery
Rattoo Monastery
Rattoo Monastery
Rattoo Abbey
Rattoo Abbey
Riasc Monastery
Riasc Monastery
St Manchan's Monastery
St Manchan's Monastery
Scarriff Monastery (approx.)
Scarriff Monastery (approx.)
Skellig Michael Monastery
Skellig Michael Monastery
Temple Cashel Monastery
Temple Cashel Monastery
Termons Monastery
Termons Monastery
Tralee Holy Cross Priory
Tralee Holy Cross Priory
Locations of monastic houses in County Kerry
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abbeydorney Abbey AbbeydorneyAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Monasteranenagh
daughter house of Monasteranenagh;
founded 1154 founder unknown - erroneously given as a Fitzmaurice;
daughter house of Mellifont;
daughter house 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
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
Alltraige-caille Monastery ~ early monastic site, founded 6th century
Ardfert Friary ArdfertFriaryjpg.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, 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
Ardfert Dominican Friary Dominican 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
Ballinskelligs Priory BallinskelligsPriory.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
Bentee Mount Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
Brandon Mountain Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites, purportedly founded by St Brendan of Clonfert;
possibly continuing after 1111
Caherbarbagh Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
Carrig Island Monastery, ø
Arghavallen parish
possible early monastic site, "Abbey (in ruins)"[notes 116]
Church Island Monastery, Valentia Harbour
Lough Kay
Church Island - geograph.org.uk - 530209.jpg Cherich-inis?;
Lough Kay
Church Island Monastery, Lough Currane ChurchIslandMonasticSite LoughCurrane StFinianChapel.jpgChurchIslandMonasticSite LoughCurrane StFinianCell.jpg early monastic site, Anchorites;
founded by Finan Cam
Lough Curane
Derrynane Abbey DerrynaneAbbey.jpg 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;
Aghamore
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
Feaghman West Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
Gallarus Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Gall-ros
Illaunloughan early monastic site, stone oratories
Illauntannig Island Monastery,
Maghree Islands
early monastic site, Gaelic monks;
founded 6th century by St Seanach
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
Inishtooskert Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites St Brendan
Inishvickillane Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites St Brendan
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Inis-mic-cilleain
Keeldarragh Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
Kerry Preceptory, ~ Tralee? Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1212;
dissolution unknown
Kilcolman Abbey,
Milltown
early monastic site Killagh;
Killaha
Kildreelig Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
Kildreenagh Monastery
in Loher
early monastic site, Anchorites
Kildrenagh Monastery
in Valencia
early monastic site, Anchorites
Killabuonia Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
founded 6th century by Buonia (Beoanigh)
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)
Killarney Franciscan Friary * Franciscan Friars
transferred from Gorey 1860;
church opened 1867;
friary opened 1879;
became the Novitiate House of the Irish Province for a time;
extant
Killemlagh Monastery ~ early monastic site, founded by St Finan the Leper, or chapel by St Finan Cam
Killiney Monastery possible early monastic site;
St Saviour's C.I. parish church built on site
Killobarnaun Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Killavarnaun
Killoe Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
Killogrone Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
Kilmalkedar Monastery KilmalkedarChurch.JPG early monastic site, probably continuing after 1111 Cell-maeilchetair
Kilrellig Monastery,
Bolus Head
Kilpeacon Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Kilpeacan
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
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 Donal, son of Thady MacCarthy 1468;
dissolved 1586-9, purportedly leased 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
Oriel Monastery early monastic site Monaster-ni-Oriel;
Abbey Oriel
Rathmore Cistercian monks
founded 1861;
temporary refuge for monks evicted from Melleray, France
Ratass Cathedral Monastery Rathass Church Tralee Kerry.jpg 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
Rattoo Monastery,
nr Ballyduff
RattooRoundTower.jpg early monastic site - founded 6th century by Bishop Lugaid/Lugach Rath-muighe-tuaiscirt - "fort/rath of the northern plain".
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
Riasc Monastery RiascMonasticSite.jpg early monastic site, Anchorites
founded 6th century;
probably continuing after 1111
Reask
St Manchan's Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites
founded by St Manchan
Teampall Geal
Scarriff Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Sgairbh
Skellig Michael Monastery,
Great Skellig Island
SkelligMichael BeehiveCells.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
Temple Cashel Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic nuns
Termons Monastery early monastic site
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

The following location in County Kerry lacks monastic connection:

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


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County Kildare[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Kildare edit)


List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in County Kildare
ATHY (see right)
ATHY
(see right)
CASTLEDERMOT (see right)
CASTLEDERMOT (see right)
Celbridge Abbey
Celbridge Abbey
Clane Friary
Clane Friary
Cloncurry, supposed Friary (approx.)
Cloncurry, supposed Friary (approx.)
Cloncurry Friary (possible)
Cloncurry Friary (possible)
Donaghmore Monastery
Donaghmore Monastery
Dunmanoge Monastery
Dunmanoge Monastery
Dunmanoge Monastery (site?)
Dunmanoge Monastery (site?)
Graney Priory
Graney Priory
Great Connell Priory
Great Connell Priory
Inchaquire, supposed Friary (approx.)
Inchaquire, supposed Friary (approx.)
Kilberry 'Abbey'
Kilberry 'Abbey'
Kilcock Monastery (supposed)?
Kilcock Monastery (supposed)?
Kilcork Camera(?)
Kilcork Camera(?)
Kilcullen Abbey
Kilcullen Abbey
KILDARE (see right)
KILDARE (see right)
Killashee Monastery
Killashee Monastery
Killelan 'Abbey'
Killelan 'Abbey'
Killybegs Preceptory
Killybegs Preceptory
Kilrush Cell(?)
Kilrush Cell(?)
Kilteel Preceptory (approx.)
Kilteel Preceptory (approx.)
Knocknacree Monastery (approx.)
Knocknacree Monastery (approx.)
Lully Monastery
Lully Monastery
Maganey Monastery (approx.)
Maganey Monastery
(approx.)
Monasterevin Monastery (purported)
Monasterevin Monastery (purported)
Moone Abbey
Moone Abbey
Moore Abbey
Moore Abbey
Naas Priory
Naas Priory
Old Kilcullen Monastery
Old Kilcullen Monastery
Oughterard Monastery
Oughterard Monastery
St Wolstan's Priory
St Wolstan's Priory
Taghadoe Monastery
Taghadoe Monastery
Timolin Priory
Timolin Priory
Tully Abbey
Tully Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in County Kildare
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Kildare
Kildare Abbey
Kildare Abbey
Grey Abbey
Grey Abbey
White Abbey
White Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in Kildare
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Castledermot
Castledermot Friary
Castledermot Friary
Castledermot Monastery
Castledermot Monastery
Castledermot Priory
Castledermot Priory
Locations of monastic houses in Castledermot
List of monastic houses in Ireland is located in Athy
Athy Priory
Athy Priory
Athy Priory Hospital
Athy Priory Hospital
Locations of monastic houses in Athy
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
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
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)
Castledermot Friary CastledermotFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars
founded before 1247;
dissolved 1540
Disert-diarmuta;
Tristle-dermot;
Desert
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
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
St John's Tower is the only surviving remnant
Priory and Hospital of Saint John the Baptist
Celbridge Abbey * built 1697 by Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord Mayor of Dublin;
St John of God Hospitallers
operated as a care home
Clane Friary IMG Clane1272w.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, 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
Clane Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded c.800 by St Ailbe;
probably continuing after 1111
Clonagh Monastery ø possible monastic site — order and period unknown
land obtained by priests 1396 without the King's consent, and concealed from the King
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
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
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?
Dunmurraghill Monastery early monastic site, Gaelic monks
church founded by St Patrick;
probably not continuing after 10th century
Druim-urchaille;
Droma-urchaille
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
Grangerosnolvan Monastery nuns according to tradition;
Cistercian monks
grange of Baltinglass
Grange Nolven
Great Connell Priory Greatconnell Priory East Window 2013 09 05.jpg 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
Inchaquire ?Friary Dominican Friars
license granted 1488;
possibly a vicarage of Athy between 1488 and 1627
Intyma Kudir;
Inseueyr
Kilberry 'Abbey' ø supposed monastic site - order and period unknown; "abbey",[notes 117] traditionally a nunnery;
possible Knights Hospitaller with sisters attached
Cel-berra
Kilcock Monastery ø supposed nunsorder and period unknown Cell-cocha;
Cell-coice;
Cell-cork
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
Kilcullen Abbey Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1486 (1470[notes 118]) 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 Spenser 1582; 1640s
New Abbey;
Cell-ciluinn;
Ouen
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
Kildare — Grey Abbey KildareGreyFriary.JPG Franciscan Friars Minor, 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;
reestablished 1621
dissolved c.1770
Kildare — White Abbey Kildare White Abbey as seen from the Round Tower 2013 09 04.jpg 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
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
Killelan 'Abbey' Knights Hospitaller
hospital confirmed by Innocent III 1212
Killybegs Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1212, confirmed by Innocent III
dissolved before 1400
Kilbegge;
Kilbegs
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
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
Knocknacree Monastery order, period and foundation unknown; formerly traces of a religious foundation[notes 119] Knocknacroith
Leixlip Abbey ø≈ 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
Maganey Monastery ø purported early monastic site, founded 6th century? by St Abban, son of Cormac, King of Laigin Mag-arnaide;
Maghinemna;
Moyarney
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
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
Moone Friary ø suggested Franciscan Friars
founded 1258 by Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice — contemporary evidence lacking — possible confusion with Clane
Moore Abbey *, Monasterevin Moore Abbey Residential Home 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
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
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 ø purported Observant Franciscan Friars[notes 120] p.38 — erroneous reference[notes 121]
Old Kilcullen Monastery Old Kilcullen Church and Round Tower 2013 09 05.jpg early monastic site, chapel and cloister founded 5th century by St Patrick;
plundered by Amlaibh from Dublin 938, 939, 944
burned 1114
Cill-Cuillind
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
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
Taghadoe Monastery 09. Taghadoe Church and Round Tower.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Tua (Ulstan the Silent) Teach-tua;
Teach-tua
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
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
Yeomanstown Friary Dominican Friars — from Naas
founded after 1666, transferred from Naas;
transferred to Newbridge 1756


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County Kilkenny[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Kilkenny edit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Achardensis Friary ø~ supposed Augustinian Friars, possibly in the barony of Ossory location unknown Achiardensis
Archer?
Aghaviller Monastery Aghaviller ruined church and round tower, Newmarket, Co. Kilkenny - geograph.org.uk - 206920.jpg 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 ø asserted monastic site, order unknown
founded 13th century?; 'abbey';[notes 122] ruins of a parish church; (NM)
Calime in Leinster ~≈? Augustinian Friars, probably a duplication of Callan possibly Callan
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
Callan Friary Augustinian Friars
founded 1766
Clonamery Monastery early monastic site St Bronndan
Clonfert Kerpan Abbey ~ early monastic site, founded 503
Clonmore Monastery early monastic site, granted to St Mochoemoc (Pulcherius) Cluain-or, in Ossory
Columbkille Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille Kilgriffin
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
Drumdelig Friary Thornback Graveyard - geograph.org.uk - 487667.jpg Dominican Friars[notes 123]
novices house, or Franciscan Friars[notes 124] (the latter had land near Dromdelygen 1541)
Thornback;
Druim-Deilgneach;
Dhrime-Dhilignach
Ennisnag Monastery # C.I. early monastic site, founded c. 6th century, by Manchan;
Prebend Church, founded 1291 by papal authority
suppressed c. 16th century; ruins
new Protestant church, St. Peters, founded 19th century.
Saint Manchan,
Saint Máedóc
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Inis-Snaig
Inisnag
Fertagh Priory Fertagh Round Tower Limerick March 2008.JPG 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
Fiddown Monastery early monastic site, founded before late 6th century;
coarbs at least until 1073;
church demolished 1870
Fedh-duin;
Fiodh-duin;
Fid-duin
Freshford Monastery + IMG StLachFford1824.jpg early monastic site, founded 655-7 by St Lachtain mac Torben, Abbot of Achaid-Ut;
probably continuing after 1111;
site currently occupied by 17th-century St Lachtain's parochial church incorporating 12th century doorway
Achad-ur;
Aghoure
Gowran Camera Knights Templar
founded before 1253;
dissolved 1308, church passed to the Hospitallers
Gabran;
Gawran
St. Mary's Collegiate Church Gowran St. Mary's Collegiate Church Gowran.jpg Collegiate Church
Founded before 1225, Contains a Christianised Ogham Stone from 3rd/4thc. Also the oldest inscribed effigy in Ireland of Ralph, portrieve of Gowran in 1218. The effigy is dated 19 March 1253. The church also contains tombs and effigies of the Butlers of Ormonde. Experts believe that St. Mary's Church was built on the site of an earlier monastery.
dissolved 1308, church passed to the Hospitallers
Gabhrán;
Gowran
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
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
Jerpoint Nunnery Cistercian(?) nuns
foundation unknown
adjacent to the monks' abbey;
dissolved 1228, removal ordered by Stephen of Lexington
Kells Priory KellsPriory.jpg early monastic site, founded by St Ciaran of Seirkieran;
secular college
founded 1183 by Geoffrey fitz Robert, confirmed by Felix Ua Duib Sláin, 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
Kilcolumb Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
probably continuing after 1161
Cell-colum
Kilfane Monastery Kilfarne Church Thomastown Co Kilkenny Ireland 2014.JPG 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
Kilkenny Augustinian Friary Augustinian Friars
"former canons' monastery"[notes 125]
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
Kilkenny Carmelite Friary listed as not restored c.1737[notes 126]
Kilkenny Cathedral Monastery + KilkennyCathedral.jpg early monastic site, founded before 599/600 by St Canice;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1111; extant
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
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 StJohnPrioryKilkenny.jpg 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
Killaloe Monastery early monastic site, founded c.540 by St Mochua Cell-molua
Killamery Monastery early monastic site, possibly founded c.632 by St Gobhan;
probably not continuing after 10th century
Cell-Lamhraighe;
Killamruidhe
Killenny Abbey possible Benedictine monks
founded 1162-5, site granted by Dermot O'Ryan, liegeman of Dermot Mac Murrough, King of Leinster, to Felix Ua Duib Sláin, 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
Kilree Monastery KilreeMonastery.jpg early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Brigid;
apparently erroneous reference to foundation of an abbey 1176
Cell-righ
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 127]
Knocktopher Carmelite Friary * Carmelite Friars
returned 1735; convent in existence 1737; new church consecrated 1843; extant
Loghmere Abbey Cistercian monks — from Stanley, Wiltshire
founded c.1202/4;
transferred to Anothmolt before 1207
Loughmerans Abbey
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 128] Seincheall
Tibberaghny Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century, patronised by St Mo-Dhomnog of Lann Beachaire Tipra-fachtnai
Tiscoffin Monastery early monastic site, 'cella' founded 6th century by St Scuithin (Scuithin) Tech-scruithin;
Tech-scoithin;
Tascoffin
Tullaherin Monastery early monastic site, reputedly founded by St Cainnnech;
round tower on site
Tulach-tirm;
Tulach-Iarain
Tullamaine Monastery early monastic site;
plundered 1026
Tealach-dimainn;
Tealach-n-ionmainne
Ullard Monastery Ullard Church 1997 08 28.jpg early monastic site, founded before 670 by St Fiachra
high cross (9th c.) and ruined church (12th c.)
Woolengrange ~ Cistercian monks
grange of Jerpoint;
leased out 1541


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County Laois[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Laois edit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
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 (Clonkeen) early monastic site, founded c.600
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
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
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;
Achmacatenis;
Achmecart;
Ahmart;
Amcart
Aghmacart parish 'Abbey', nr Glenmacoll "Abbey (in ruins)"[notes 129]
Annatrim Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Mochoemoc (Pulcherius) Eadcruin;
Enach-truim
Ardea parish 'Friary' nr River Triogue "Friary in ruins"[notes 130]
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 131]
Abbey of Shanecourt;
Old Court
Clonagh 'Monastery', Killabban parish "Monastery (in ruins)"[notes 132]
Clonenagh Monastery founded 6th century by St Fintan;
site now occupied by the remains of Clonenagh Church
Cluain-ednech;
Cluain-eidnech;
Cluain-oynach
Clonmeen Abbey supposed monastic site, order, foundation and period unknown;
"Site of Abbey"[notes 133]
Cluain-min
Durrow Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Fintan Loeldubh of Dermagh in Hiduach Durmagh-ua-nDuach;
Dermagh
Dysartenos Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Oengus between retiring from Clonenagh and prior to move to Tallaght Disert-aengusa;
Disert-enos
Dysart Gallen Monastery early monastic site Disert-Chuilin
Errill Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded 5th century by St Ciaran;
"Friary (in ruins)" and "Church (in ruins)"[notes 134]
Kildellig Monastery early monastic site Cell-dellce;
Kil-edelig
Kilfoelain Monastery early monastic site, possibly in County Laois or County Offaly Cell-faolain;
Kilfoylan? (Kilmanaghan parish, County Offaly)
Killabban Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Abban Cell-abbain;
Kilebbane
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
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 135] foundation, period, order and status unknown Baile-nua;
Cahir
Rathaspick Monastery early monastic site Raith-ne-n-epscop
Rosenallis Monastery founded by St Brigid of Kildare;
dissolved 1537
Ros-finglas
Rostuirc Monastery early monastic site Rostoirc;
possibly Kilbricken (Offerlane parish)
Stradbally Abbey + Franciscan Friars
founded 1447 by Lord O'More;
seized by the English c.1568;
dissolved c.1569;
large house built by Francis Cosby, from monastic materials;
granted to Francis Cosby
Stradbaile-laoighisi;
Strad-bhailelaoise;
Loyes;
Mon-au-bealing;
Noughaval;
Oughaval (q.v.)
Shrule Monastery early monastic site, founded by late 5th century;
plundered by the Osraigi 864
Sruthair-guairi;
Sruthair-ghuaire
Sleaty Monastery early monastic site, (community founded by St Fiacc at Domnach-feic);
transferred here by St Fiacc;
plundered by the Osraigi 864;
site occupied by remains of Sleaty Church
Slebte;
Sleibte;
Sletty
Tempulna Cailleachdubh early monastic site, nuns
Timahoe Monastery TimahoeRoundTower2.JPG early monastic site, founded before 654 by St Mochua mac Lonan;
burned 1142
Tech-mochua;
Timohoe


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County Leitrim[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Leitrim edit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Annaduffe Abbey early monastic site; founded 766, purportedly patronised by Comin Ea (possibly Cuimmin Fionn, Abbot of Iona);
possibly ceased to exist 12th century;
C.I. parochial church on site
Annaduff;
Annagh-duffe;
Annagh-yew;
Eanach-Dubh
Cloone Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century (probably before 570), by St Cruimthir Fraech (in the time of St Colmcille) Cluain-chollaing;
Cluain-conmaicne;
Clone
Cuivelleagh Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded by Lord of Chanligh, confirmed by the "Bishop of Athenry" (probably Achonry) and the pope;
probable mistaken reference to Creevelea (Dromahair), q.v.
Dromahair Friary Creevelea Friary S 2007 08 16.jpg Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1508 by Margaret O'Brien (buried here), wife of Eoghan O'Rourke;
burned 1536;
rebuilt by Brian Ballach O'Rourke;
dissolved c.1598; partly occupied by the English;
occupied by a Harrison c.1617;
another house built for friars 1618;
reoccupied by friars 1642 and shortly after the Restoration to 1837
Creevelea;
Craobhliath;
Crowlekale;
Crueleach;
Carrag Patrice;
Petra Patricii;
Druim-da-ethair;
Baile-ui-ruairc;
Ballegruaircy;
Cuivelleagh ?
Drumlease Monastery early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick Druim-lias;
Dromleas
Drumreilly Monastery early monastic site;
early bishopric;
reference to hospital, 1479
Druim-airbelaid;
Druim-erbelaid
Fenagh Monastery early monastic site;
early bishopric;
plundered and damaged 1244;
possible community in existence up to 16th century
Fiodnacha-maighe-rein;
Fidnacha
Jamestown Friary Franciscan Friars
convent founded 1641 or later
Baile-thaidh-duib;
Tullagh;
Jacobopolis
Killanummery Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs in 14th century;
with hospital 1595
Cell-an-iomaire;
Killynonyre
Killarga Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until at least 1416
Cell-ferta
Killasnet Monastery early monastic site, nuns
founded by St Osnata
Cell-osnata
Grange of Muintir Eolais[notes 136] "Abbey",[notes 137]
ruins of abbey,[notes 138]
ruins of church[notes 139]
Port Monastery[7] Port;
Lough Nahoo Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by 500 Lough-uama;
Lough Uva
Monastery of Mohill-Manchan early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Manchan;
Attacked in 1590,
parcel of monastery granted to Edward Barret 1592[8]
Mohill granted to Terence (Tirlaughe) O'Byrne 1594[9]
St Mary
Irish: Maethail, Maothail, Maethail-Manachain, Maothail-Manachain;
Middle English: Maethla, Moithla, Moethla, Mucgail, Moghill, Mayhel;
Latin: Mathail, Nouella
Rosfriar Franciscan Friars — from Donegal
probable place of refuge
Rosinver early monastic site, purportedly founded either by St Maedoc or St Tighernach;
coarbs recorded to 1438
Ros-inbher
Rossclogher Abbey,
Kinlough
early monastic site, nuns
founded before 810 by Tigernach (St Tigenach), Abbot of Killeigh, for his mother, St Mella;
possible "Abbey" site[notes 140]
Doire Melle;
Doiremelle;
Dairemeilli


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County Limerick[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Limerick edit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abbeyfeale Abbey AbbeyfealeAbbeySite.jpg Cistercian monks
founded 1188 by Brian O'Brien;
dissolved c.1209;
cell dependent on Monasteranenagh c.1209;
dissolved c.1350?;
probably residential grange leased to laymen;
possibly obtained by Carmelite Friars (v. Felense in Munster, infra)
Feale;
Monaster-na-Feile;
Felense?
Abington Abbey Cistercian monks — from Arklow
(community founded at Wyresdale, Lancashire c.1196 from Furness, transferred to Arklow before 1204)
transferred here 1205, land granted by Theobald Walter, Butler of Ireland;
dissolved 1540;
secular 1540;
restored — recolonized from Furness/Savigny;
granted to Walter Aphoell by Edward VI, confirmed by Queen Mary 1553;
dissolved after 1557;
lease passed to Piers (Peter) Walshe 1562
St Mary
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Mainister-uaithne;
Owney;
Unquchin;
Vetinex;
Vogney;
Woney;
Wotheney;
Huena
Adare Friary + Augustinian Friary St NicholasChurch Adare.jpg Augustinian Friars
founded before 1316 by John Fitz Thomas Fitzgerald;
Observant Augustinian Friars 1472;
dissolved 1539-40; friars probably still in occupation until 1559;
dissolved c.1581?;
leased to John Gold and others before 1583;
granted to Sir Henry Wallop 1595;
conventual church now in use as C.I. parish church
Black Abbey
Adare Friary, (Franciscan) AdareFranciscanFriary.JPG
AdareFranciscanFriaryInterior.JPG
Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1464 by Thomas Fitz Gerald, Earl of Kildare and his wife Johanna;
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1466;
dissolved 1539-40;
apparently unoccupied by 1559;
restored by 1579;
expelled c.1581 during the Desmond war;
granted to Sir Henry Wallop 1595;
(re-established at a new location in Adare 1633)
now in the grounds of Adare Manor, within a golf course, with public access
The church of Saint Michael Archangel of the Friars Minor
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Athdara;
Atdare
Adare Trinitarian Monastery AdareTrinitarianMonastery.jpg Trinitarian Friars
founded c.1230 (before 1226?);
dissolved after 1539? (officially February 1539);
granted to Sir Henry Wallop 1595;
ruinous church repaired by the Earl of Dunraven 1811; in use as R.C. church
St James;
The Holy Trinity
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White Abbey
Adare Dominican Friary Dominican Friars — erroneous reference to Trinitarian Friary[notes 141]
Adare Preceptory Knights Hospitaller (listed c.1658[notes 142])
Any Friary purported Augustinian Friars[notes 143]
founded during the reign of Edward II, by John, son of Robert and others;
Knockainy;
Ballynamona?
Ardaneer Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1202, land and church granted by William de Burgo to Richard, monk of Glastonbury;
dependent on Glastonbury;
dissolved 1205?
St Mary
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?Ardimur;
Ardinuir;
Oculnid
Ardpatrick Monastery Ardpatrick S 2007 08 08.jpg early monastic site, purportedly founded 5th century by St Patrick;
monastic lands recorded as late as 1597
Ardpatricke;
Ard-Padraig
Askeaton Friary AskeatonFriary.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1389?,[notes 144] or before 1400[notes 145]) by Gearóid Iarla (Gerald), 4th Earl of Desmond,[notes 146] or 1420 by James Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond;[notes 147]
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1497;
reformed 1513;
dissolved 1575; (NM)
Athskettin;
Easa-geibhteine;
Es-geibhteine;
Inis-geibhthine;
Easa-gebryny
Askeaton Commandery Knights Templar[notes 148]
founded 1298, attached to the parochial church,[notes 149] now the C.I. parish church of St Mary
Ballinegaul Friary early monastic site
Dominican Friars
founded 1296, rebuilt by the Geraldines;
dependent on Kilmallock;
granted to Richard Lawless 1551-2;
dissolved before 1586, ruinous by 1586;
listed as Carmelite 1597 (see immediately below)
Monaster-na-ngall;
Burgus Anglorum;
Braber duff (Black friars);
Ballinegall
Ballinegaul White Friary Carmelite Friars
former Dominican house (see immediately above) listed as White Friars 1597
Monaster-na-ngall;
Burgus Anglorum
Ballingarry Abbey 'abbey',[notes 150] unknown order and foundation
Franciscan Friars?
Ballingarry Nunnery ~ supposed nunsorder and foundation unknown dedication unknown
Ballintubber Monastery purported Carmelite Friars or Knights Templar
granted to Robert Browne
possible reference to Rochestown Dominican Friary
Ballybrood Friary Franciscan Friars — possible refuge 17th century;
purportedly all slaughtered by Oliver Cromwell
Ballycahane Preceptory? Knights Templar
church confirmed to the Knights Hospitaller 1212 — no record of preceptory
Cathan
Ballynagallagh Priory Augustinian nuns
convent founded 1283 by a FitzGibbon;
land here in possession of Llanthony Priory 1360;
dissolved before 1548; granted to Edmund Sexton c.1548;
some confusion with St Catherine de O'Conyl;
Monaster-nagalliaghduff;
Monaster-necallowduffe;
Monaster-nicalliagh
Ballyorgan Friary ¤≈ Trinitarian — erroneous reference to Ballinegaul Dominican Friary, supra Baile-aragain
Ballyorgan Friary early monastic site, purportedly founded 6th century by St Finnian
Bruree Preceptory? Knights Templar
castle purportedly built 12th century by the order;
no record of a preceptory
Brugh-righ
Carrigogunnell Preceptory? Knights Templar[notes 151] Carraic-O-gCoinneal
Castleconnell Friary? unknown order
purported Augustinian Friars
founded c.1300;[notes 152]
"remains of a monastery"[notes 153]
Caislen-ui-chonaing;
Castle-Connell in Munster
Castletown-mac-eneiry Monastery remains of a purported large monastery,[notes 154] doubtful Roque (Castletown, Corcomohide parish)
Clarina Monastery Autustinian Canons Regular nuns Cluain-Credhil;[notes 155]
Killeedy?
Cloch-na-monach Abbey Cistercian monks
supposed abbey remains;[notes 156]
grange of Monasteranenagh
Cloghnamanagh
Cloncagh Monastery early monsastic site, founded before 625 by St Maedoc of Ferns
Clonkeen Monastery early monsastic site, founded 6th/7th century by St Mo-Diomog[notes 157]
Doon Monastery early monsastic site, founded 6th century (in existence in the time of St Colmcille) Dunbleschiae
Dysert Monastery,
Carrigeen
DysertMonastery.jpg early monastic site, founded by a St Oengus (purportedly the Culdee) Disert-aengusa
Felense Friary ~≈? Carmelite Friars
possibly located in County Limerick, possibly former site of Abbeyfeale Cistercians, supra, otherwise county and location unknown
Felense in Munster;
Abbeyfeale?
Friarstown Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1450? (or 13th century by the Clan-Gibbons);
dissolved 1544;
possibly vacant by 1450;
held in rebellion by Gerald Baluff f. Philip until after 1590?
St Francis de Ballynebrahrair
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Ballynabrahrair;
Baile-ne-braher;
Bally-ne-braher;
Clochnamanach Abbey
Galbally Friary village location — friary located across the county border: see Moor Abbey, List of monastic houses in County Tipperary
Glenstal Abbey * GlenstalAbbeyChurch.jpg Benedictine monks;
extant; mansion in monastic use, also serving as a school
Hospital Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1215 (during the reign of King John) by Geoffrey de Mariscis, the Knights being granted royal privileges 1215;
dissolved before 1540; farmed out by Pr Rawson;
granted to Sir Valentine Browne by Queen Elizabeth;
Kenmare Castle built on site by Browne;
leased before 1603;
granted to Thomas Brown (ancestor of the Earls of Kenmare) 1604
The Preceptory of Saint John the Baptist, Any
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Ane;
Any;
Hospital of Any;
Anye
Hyde Ita Nunnery? Augustinian Canons Regular nuns,[notes 158] apparently Cell Ita (v. Killedy) Hydh Ita;
(probably Cell Ita, properly Killeedy)?
Kellis Priory properly Kells, County Kilkenny[notes 159]
Killeedy Monastery early monastic site, monks and nuns
founded c.546 by St Ita;
possibly not continuing after the 10th century
Cell-ite;
Cluain-chredail;
Killita
Kilmacanearla Abbey, Ballingarry parish "Abbey (in ruins)"[notes 160]
Kilmallock Friary Kilmallock Priory SW 2007 08 08.jpg Dominican Friars
founded 1291, land purchased from John Bluet, burgess, with the consent of Edward I;
dissolved 1541;
leased to James FitzJohn, Earl of Desmond 1548;
passed to the Crown and the commonality of Kilmallock 1569-70;
friars probably expelled 1571 when the town was sacked;
granted to Nicholas Miagh, sovereign of Kilmallock, and to the brethren and community 1594; (NM)
Flacispaghe
Kilmallock Monastery early monastic site, founded early half of the 7th century by St Mochelloch;
plundered 1015
Cell-mochelloc;
Cell-dacheallog;
Killochy
Kilmallock Monastery purported Augustinian Canons Regular[notes 161]
Kilmallock Monastery purported Augustinian Friars,[notes 162] in which case founded after 1630
Kilpeacon Monastery early monastic site, founded before 690 by St Becan (Mo-Becoc) Cluain-ard-Mobecoc
Kilrath Monastery early monastic site, County Limerick?[notes 163] Cella Rath
Kilsane Nunnery ≈¤ nuns, (misreading of source)[notes 164] properly St Catherine de O'Conyl, infra
Kilshane Abbey Cistercian monks — from Corcomroe (County Clare)[notes 165]
daughter of Corcomroe;
founded 1198 by Donnchad Cairbreach O'Brien, King of Limerick;
dissolved c.1200, united to Monasteranenagh
Cell-scanaig;
Kil-son;
Kil-sonna;
Ballingarry;
Garra
Kilshane Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded before 1426? by Fitzgerald, Lord of Clenlis[notes 166]
dissolved after 1584
Kilteely Monastery early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Patrick Cell-tidil;
Kilteidhill
Kilteely Commandery Knights Templar chapel,[notes 167] purported commandery[notes 168]
founded 1291[notes 169]
Kildromin Church
King's Island Franciscan Friars, (misreading of source)[notes 170] Island near Limerick[notes 171]
properly Limerick Franciscan Friars, infra
Knockainy Monastery ø~ purported early monastic site — dubious[notes 172]
unknown order, period or foundation
Cnoc-aine;;
Aine-cliath;
cf Any; Hospital of Any
Kynnethin Monastery ø≈ purported Augustinian Canons Regular — possible reference to Keynsham, Somerset, England, which had property in County Limerick Kynnythin
Lehense Monastery Carmelite Friars — possible duplication of reference to Barvegalense (Milltown) possibly Barvegalense (Milltown)
Limerick Crutched Friars Priory Hospital Crutched Friars
founded before 1216 (during the reign of King John) by Simon Minor;
dissolved 1537;
passed to Augustinian Friars 1632 (see immediately below)
St Mary and St Edmund, King, and the Holy Cross
Limerick Monastery of the Holy Cross Augustinian Friars
founded 1632, previously Crutched Friars (see immediately above)
St Mary and St Edward
Limerick Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded 1227 by Donogh Carbreach O'Brien, King of Thomond, buried here; (Edward I claimed his own ancestors were the founders);
Dominican Friars, Regular Observant
reformed 1504;
dissolved 1543; granted to James, Earl of Desmond, who restored the friars;
forfeited to the Crown 1569-72; granted to Robert Ansley 1589;
held by James Gould until his death 1600;
(subsequent history O'Heyne, Burgo and Coleman)
St Saviour
Limerick Franciscan Friars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1267 (during the reign of Henry III) by the de Burgo family[notes 173] (Thomas de Burgo[notes 174] or William de Burgo[notes 175]);
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1534;
dissolved 1534; granted to Edmund Sexton;
restored 1540-8;
friars expelled by the Protestants 1548;
ruinous, owned by Stephen Sexton prior to his death in 1595;
abandoned until 1615
Limerick Priory Augustinian nuns
founded 1171? by Donal O'Brien, King of Limerick;
dependent on Killone c.1189;
dissolved 1541; farmed out by Edmund Sexton 1548
St Peter
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probably Monaster ne Callow Duffe (Black Abbey)
Limerick Monaster ne Callow Duffe ø~ nuns — (probable misinterpretation) probably Limerick Priory
Limerick Preceptory? ø Knights Templar or Knights Hospitaller
probable Frank House
Luimneach;
Lumniac;
Limbricen
Lough Gur, ø near Loghgir purported Franciscan Friars probably Friarstown (Ballynabrahrair)
Luddenbeg Monastery ø purported monastery[notes 176] — remains appear to be a parochial church
Milltown Friary Carmelite Friars
founded 1459-60, land granted to Carmelites Donald Ygormellay and William de Burgo by James Deles, donsel of Emly Diocese, and Kennedy Macbriayn and his brother Torieleus, to build a monastery;
dissolved before 1544;
restored
also mistakenly given as Carthusian[notes 177]
Ballinegall;
Barvegalense;
Ballywullan;
Villa Mollendini;
Molingar
Monasteranenagh Abbey MonasteranenaghAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Mellifont
founded 1148 (1148/51) by Turlough O'Brien, King of Thomond, confirmed by King John;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Osborne Echingham 1543;
monks apparently continued to occupy until 1579;
captured by the English 3 April 1580, during the Desmond rebellion and the monks massacred; (NM)
Monaster-an-Aonagh;
Eanach;
Monaster-na-maighe;
Maigue;
Maio;
Manister;
Nenagh;
Nenay
St. Katherine's Abbey, Monisternagalliaghduff,
nr. Shanagolden
MonisternagalliaghduffAbbey.jpg Augustinian nuns
founded 1298;
dissolved 1541
Mungret Abbey MungretAbbey.jpg early monastic site, founded before 551 by St Nessan the Deacon;
plundered on several occasions 9th-12th century;
possible Augustinian Canons Regular for a time, 12th century — documentary evidence lacking;
claimed episcopal status 1152 — deemed too close to the see at Limerick to substantiate the claim; (NM)
Mungairit;
Moungairid
Newcastle Camera ø Knights Templar[notes 178]
founded 1184, castle of the earls of Desmond built by the Templars, who were stationed here;
dissolved before 1308?
Caislen-nua
Old Kildimo Monastery ~ early monastic site, purportedly founded prior to arrival of St Patrick in Munster,[notes 179] by Dimma Cell-diomma;
Kildimma
Old Kildimo Preceptory Knights Templar[notes 180]
Court Castle founded by the Templars
Rathkeale Priory Augustinian Canons RegularArroasian — possibly from Rattoo
purportedly founded c.1210? by Gilbert Harvey;
dissolved 1542;
restored, small community possibly in occupation until the Desmond rebellion, c.1581;
granted to Sir Henry Wallop c.1594-5
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Rathkeale
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Rathkeale Abbey;
Ragelli;
Ragille;
Ragkely;
Rakil;
Rathgial
Rathkeale Friary ø Franciscan Friars[notes 181] — no such establishment here
Rochestown Friary Dominican Friars
founded ?;
dependent on Limerick?;
dissolved c.1544; granted to Robert Browne
Friarstown Friary, Rocheston;
Rocheston;
Ballyniwillin;
Ballywilliam;
Bailenambratharbeg;
Mainistirnambratharbeg
St. Katherine's Abbey, Monisternagalliaghduff,
near Shanagolden
MonisternagalliaghduffAbbey.jpg Augustinian nuns
founded before 1261;
dissolved before 1567; granted to Sir Warham St Leger 1567;
sometime owned by Sir John Desmond
leased to James Gold 1583;
granted to Sir Hugh Wallop 1594
St Catherine
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St Catherine de O'Conyl Priory;
Monasternecallow-duffe;
Monasternagalliaghduff;
Ballanegillagh



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County Longford[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Longford edit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abbeyderg Abbey AbbeydergAbbey.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1216 (during the reign of King John) probably by Gormgall O'Quinn;
raised to abbey status after 1487?
dissolved 1540;
restored?, occupied by John O'Ferral, previously abbot, 1548, by assignment of Sir Thomas Cusak;
granted to Nicholas Ailmer, termor
St Peter
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Monaster-darig;
Monaster-deirg;
Monaster-derick
Abbeylara Abbey AbbeylaraAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks — from St Mary's, Dublin
founded c.1210 by Sir Richard Tuit;
colonised 1214;
dissolved 1540
Leathragh;
Laragh;
Leathan;
Monaster-Lethratha;
Granard
Abbeyshrule Abbey AbbeyshruleAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks — from Mellifont
founded 1200 by the O'Ferral family;
affiliation changed to Bective 1228;
dissolved 1569;
suppressed by Queen Elizabeth, 1592; (NM)
Flumen Dei;
Sruthair;
Schrowl
Ardagh Monastery ArdaghCathedral.JPG early monastic site founded 5th century by St Patrick or St Mel?
diocesan cathedral 1111
Ardachad
Ballynasaggart Friary Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
founded after 1510? by Geoffrey O'Ferrall;
dissolved 1540;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1634;
dissolved 1811
St John the Baptist Friary (from 1634)
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Ballinasaggart;
Baile-na-sagart;
Baile-ne-saggard
Cashel Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
ruins near parish church purportedly remains of a foundation dependent on Inchcleraun[notes 182]
Clonbroney Abbey early monastic site, nuns
purportedly founded 5th century by St Patrick;
dissolved after 1163
Cluain-bronaig;
Cluain-ebrone
Cloondara Monastery early monastic site, probable patron St Ernan of Cloneogher, 6th century Cluain-da-ratha;
Cluain-daragh
Cloneogher Monastery early monastic site, patron St Ernan, 6th century (in the time of St Colmcille) Cluain-deochra;
Clonogherie;
Clonoghrir
Druim-cheo Nunnery ø~ purported early monastic site, nuns — evidence lacking Druim-chea;
Bawn?
Forgney Monastery early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick Forgnaide
(approx)
Granard Monastery early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick, granted by Coirpre's sons Granairud;
Granard Kill
Inchbofin Monastery Former county location. See List of monastic houses in County Westmeath
Inchcleraun Priory early monastic site, founded 6th century (c.540 or probably earlier) by St Diarmuid (Dermod);
Augustinian Canons Regular (— Arroasian)?
refounded after 1140;
plundered several times;
plundered 1098 by O'Brien
dissolved c.1541
Inis-clothrann;
Inis-cloghran;
Quaker Island
Inchmore Priory, Lough Gowna early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Colmcille
Augustinian Canons Regular (— Arroasian)?
dependent on Louth
refounded after 1140;
dissolved 1540, surrendered 8 October 1540; occupied by Lyosagh O'Ferral by 1548, by assignment with Sir Thomas Cusacke;
leased to James Nugent 1560
St Mary (from Augustinian refoundation, after 1140)
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Inismor-Loch-Gamna;
Inchymory;
Columbkille, Lough Gawna/Lough Gowna;
Teampull Choluim Cille (early church)
Inchmore Priory, Lough Ree Former county location. See List of monastic houses in County Westmeath
Kilcommoc Friary Dominican Friars — probable place of refuge after expulsion from Longford Kil-comin;
Kil-cumin
Kilglass Monastery possible early monastic site, nuns
possibly founded 5th century by St Eiche, sister of St Mel and niece of St Patrick
Cell-glaissi
Kilmodain Monastery early monastic site