List of monastic houses in County Leitrim

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Scope[edit]

In this article, smaller establishments such as monastic cells and notable monastic granges (particularly those with resident monks) and camerae of the military orders of monks (Knights Templars and Knights 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.

Article layout[edit]

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.

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Alphabetical listing of establishments[edit]

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Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
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 ?
54°13′52″N 8°18′35″W / 54.231065°N 8.309692°W / 54.231065; -8.309692 (Creevelea (Dromahair) Friary)
Drumlease Monastery early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick Druim-lias;
Dromleas
54°15′23″N 8°17′47″W / 54.256401°N 8.296394°W / 54.256401; -8.296394 (Drumlease Monastery)
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
54°12′29″N 8°17′28″W / 54.208032°N 8.291245°W / 54.208032; -8.291245 (Killanummery Monastery (site?))(?)
Killarga Monastery early monastic site;
erenaghs until at least 1416
Cell-ferta 54°13′48″N 8°12′27″W / 54.229963°N 8.207603°W / 54.229963; -8.207603 (Killarga Monastery (site?))(?)
Killasnet Monastery early monastic site, nuns
founded by St Osnata
Cell-osnata 54°19′43″N 8°20′45″W / 54.328487°N 8.345704°W / 54.328487; -8.345704 (Killasnet Monastery (approx. site?))(approx?)
Grange of Muintir Eolais[notes 1] "Abbey",[notes 2]
ruins of abbey,[notes 3]
ruins of church[notes 4]
53°58′40″N 8°02′10″W / 53.977680°N 8.036188°W / 53.977680; -8.036188 (Kiltoghert 'Abbey' (site))
Port Monastery[1] Port;
53°58′52″N 8°03′58″W / 53.981052°N 8.066003°W / 53.981052; -8.066003 (Port Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Lough Nahoo Monastery early monastic site, purportedly founded by 500 Lough-uama;
Lough Uva
54°14′17″N 8°17′41″W / 54.238071°N 8.294849°W / 54.238071; -8.294849 (Leitrim Monastery (approx.)) (approx)
Monastery of Mohill-Manchan early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Manchan;
Attacked in 1590,
parcel of monastery granted to Edward Barret 1592[2]
Mohill granted to Terence (Tirlaughe) O'Byrne 1594[3]
St Mary
Irish: Maethail, Maothail, Maethail-Manachain, Maothail-Manachain;
Middle English: Maethla, Moithla, Moethla, Mucgail, Moghill, Mayhel;
Latin: Mathail, Nouella
[4]

53°55′18″N 7°51′52″W / 53.921641°N 7.864360°W / 53.921641; -7.864360 (Mohill Priory)
Rosfriar Franciscan Friars — from Donegal
probable place of refuge
54°14′01″N 8°19′14″W / 54.233681°N 8.320427°W / 54.233681; -8.320427 (Rosfriar (approx.)) (approx)
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 5]
Doire Melle;
Doiremelle;
Dairemeilli
54°26′28″N 8°14′25″W / 54.440989°N 8.240330°W / 54.440989; -8.240330 (Rossclogher Abbey)


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References and notes[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Place names database of Ireland #29298
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey
  3. ^ Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, iv, p.2
  4. ^ Lord Killanin & M. V. Duignan, Shell Guide to Ireland 1962, new edition 1967, p.346
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey

Primary references[edit]

Secondary references[edit]

  • Morrin, James (1862). Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, of the Reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth ...: 1576-1602. II of Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, of the Reigns of Henry VIII. (Ireland. Chancery. ed.). A. Thom & sons.
  • Lewis, Samuel (1837). A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, Volume 1 (Original from Lyon Public Library, digitized 19 Aug 2011 ed.). Lewis.

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