List of monastic houses in County Waterford

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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
Achad-crimthain Monastery ~ early monastic site, founded before 829;
possibly located in County Waterford
Achad-dagain Monastery ~ early monastic site, founded before 639
Ardmore Cathedral ArdmoreCathedral.JPG early monastic site, Gaelic monks, founded in the 5th century by St Declan;
diocesan cathedral 1152;
see united with Lismore after 1210?
St Declan's Church 51°56′56″N 7°43′34″W / 51.94880°N 7.72612°W / 51.94880; -7.72612 (Ardmore Cathedral)
Ardmore Friary ~? Augustinian Friars
Ballyvoony Preceptory purported Knights Templar
"Monastery (in ruins)"[notes 1]
52°08′13″N 7°26′38″W / 52.136922°N 7.443772°W / 52.136922; -7.443772 (Ballyvoony Preceptory)
Bewley Camera purported Knights Templar
foundation unknown;
dissolution unknown;
remains of monastic building 1774;
"Abbey"[notes 2]
Beaulieu;
Beal
52°06′43″N 7°49′25″W / 52.111845°N 7.823723°W / 52.111845; -7.823723 (Bewley Camera)
Cappagh Preceptory ø purported Knights Hospitaller
remains probably not ecclesiastical
Ceapach 52°07′32″N 7°44′44″W / 52.125572°N 7.745623°W / 52.125572; -7.745623 (Cappagh Preceptory)
Carrickbeg Friary Carrickbeg Friary S 2015 09 16.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1336 by James Butler, Earl of Desmond;
dissolved 1540, surrendered by 'Prior' William Cormoke 7 April 1540;
granted to Thomas, Earl of Ormond; the friars returned in 1669, a new church was built in 1822[1] which remained in use until 2006 when the friary was closed.[2]
52°20′39″N 7°25′02″W / 52.344191°N 7.417281°W / 52.344191; -7.417281 (Carrickbeg Friary)
Cathair-mac-conchaid Monastery ~ early monastic site, founded by the 7th century Cathair-mic-conaich
Clashmore Monastery early monastic site, founded before 646-56 by Cuancheir, a monk, on the instruction of St Mochoemoc of Leamakevoge Glaismor 52°00′34″N 7°49′09″W / 52.009563°N 7.819245°W / 52.009563; -7.819245 (Clashmore Monastery)
Crooke Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1180, by the Barons of Curroghmore?;
manor granted by Henry II;
dissolved 1308-11;
Knights Hospitaller
founded after 1314;
dissolved after 1348;
later farmed out;
held by William Wyse by 1541
An Crusc;
Cruadach;
Cork;
Croc
52°13′41″N 6°58′47″W / 52.228115°N 6.979670°W / 52.228115; -6.979670 (Crooke Preceptory)
Curraheen Friary Franciscan Friars — from Youghal
placed of settlement after the suppression;
in vicinity 1731
Keeran 52°04′12″N 7°49′22″W / 52.070028°N 7.822852°W / 52.070028; -7.822852 (Curraheen Friary)
Disert-nairbre Monastery early monastic site, cell founded by St Medoc of Ferns Bolhendesert;
Dysert?;
Ballindysart?
Dungarvan Monastery early monastic site, founded in the 7th century by St Garvan Dun Garbhan 52°05′13″N 7°37′06″W / 52.087048°N 7.618273°W / 52.087048; -7.618273 (Dungarvan Monastery)
Dungarvan Priory Dungarvan Abbeyside Augustinian Friary East Window and Tower 2015 09 15.jpg Augustinian Friars
founded c.1290 by Thomas, Lord Offaly;
dissolved 1541; church found to be parochial by 19 January 1541; leased to Roger Dalton 1595
52°05′16″N 7°36′38″W / 52.087846°N 7.610512°W / 52.087846; -7.610512 (Dungarvan Priory)
Dungarvan, St Augustine's Priory * Augustinian Friars
extant
[3]

52°05′19″N 7°37′08″W / 52.088528°N 7.618992°W / 52.088528; -7.618992 (Dungarvan St. Augustine's Friary)
Kilbarry Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1180, church granted by deed of Henry II;
dissolved 1308-11;
Knights Hospitaller
founded after 1514;
dissolved before 1527, farmed out
Cell-barra 52°14′31″N 7°07′46″W / 52.242007°N 7.129412°W / 52.242007; -7.129412 (Kilbarry Preceptory)
Killbunny Monastery early monastic site Cell-bhunna 52°16′17″N 7°17′39″W / 52.271521°N 7.294275°W / 52.271521; -7.294275 (Kilbunny Monastery)
Kilculliheen Abbey Augustinian nunsArroasian
dependent on St Mary de Hogges, Dublin;
priory founded 1151 by Dermot Mac Murrough, King of Leinster;
independent, raised to abbey status before 1257;
dissolved 1540, surrendered by Abbess Isabella Mothing
granted to Sir Edmund Butler 1566;
granted to the town of Waterford 1582-3
Cell-cleeheen;
Kellinge;
Killaylyhin;
Kylkyllin;
de Bello Portu
52°15′49″N 7°05′34″W / 52.263555°N 7.092659°W / 52.263555; -7.092659 (Kilculliheen Abbey)
Killongford Preceptory? by tradition Knights Templar
also erroneously given as Knights of St John of Jerusalem[notes 3]
Killunkert
Kilmacleague Monastery early monastic site, founded in the 5th century by St Mac Liag, disciple of St Declan of Ardmore Cell-mic-liag 52°10′00″N 7°04′30″W / 52.166625°N 7.074985°W / 52.166625; -7.074985 (Kilmacleague Monastery)
Kilmolash Monastery early monastic site, founded by St Molaise (of Leighlin?);
plundered by the Norsemen 833
Cell-o-laise 52°06′16″N 7°48′34″W / 52.104326°N 7.809374°W / 52.104326; -7.809374 (Kilmolash Monastery)
Lismore Cathedral =+ Lismore St Carthages Cathedral 2007 08 03.jpg early monastic site, founded 636 by St Carthach (Mo-chuda);
diocesan cathedral 1111;
see united to Waterford 1362;
early monastic site, nuns;
Augustinian Friars
St Carthagh;
____________________
Leasa-moir;
Liss-mor;
Les-mor
52°08′23″N 7°55′46″W / 52.13964°N 7.92943°W / 52.13964; -7.92943 (Lismore — St. Carthage's Cathedral)
Lismore Monastery early monastic site, nuns, founded in the 7th century, strictly separate from the monks' monastery (see immediately above)
Lismore — St Brigid's Hospital early leper hospital under a prior, with possible Culdee connections until the 12th century; St Brigid [4][5][6]

52°08′02″N 7°55′55″W / 52.133784°N 7.932023°W / 52.133784; -7.932023 (Lismore — St Brigid's Hospital (?)) (?)
Little Island Monastery ~ early monastic site, possibly located in County Wexford Inisdoimle, County Wexford?
Molana Abbey Molana Priory Nave West Window 2007 08 07.jpg early monastic site, founded in the 6th century by St Molanfide (Maelanfaid);
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1140?;
dissolved 1541; granted to Sir Walter Raleigh 1587?;
passed to others 1588
Ailen-mail-anfaid;
Dairinis Mael-anfaid;
Insula St Molanfiede;
Moel-anfaidh;
Maylanfay;
Melahanahyd;
Muyllhanuha
52°00′08″N 7°53′57″W / 52.002215°N 7.8991699°W / 52.002215; -7.8991699 (Molana Abbey)
Mothel Abbey Mothel Priory Nave 2015 09 16.jpg early monastic site, founded in the 6th century by St Brogan;
early monastery asserted by some to have become Cistercian[notes 4]
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1140?
dissolved 1540, surrendered by Abbot Edmund Power 7 April 1540; church found to be parochial by 19 January 1541;
occupied by Lary Katherine Butler 1548; (NM)
Maothail;
Motalia;
Mothil;
SS Brogan and Cronan;
at Ballynevin
52°17′54″N 7°25′06″W / 52.298470°N 7.418233°W / 52.298470; -7.418233 (Mothel Priory)
Mount Melleray Abbey Mount Melleray Abbey (geograph 3381465).jpg Cistercian monks
founded 1833
52°11′14″N 7°51′25″W / 52.18727°N 7.8570°W / 52.18727; -7.8570 (Mount Melleray Abbey)
Rincrew Abbey,
Rincrew Hill
Knights Templar
founded c.1180?, purportedly by Raymond Le Gros;
dissolved 1308? 330;
traditionally/erroneously Knights Hospitaller
Augustinian Canons Regular
passed to Molana;
dissolved with Molana 1541; granted to Sir Walter Raleigh 1587; assigned to the Earl of Cork
Temple Michael;
Rhincrew;
Rin-Crioch;
Rinncru;
Ryncrowe
51°58′49″N 7°51′42″W / 51.980294°N 7.861576°W / 51.980294; -7.861576 (Rincrew Abbey)
Stradbally Abbey ø erroneously asserted Augustinian Friars;
"Abbey" ruins[notes 5] non-monastic
[7]

52°07′47″N 7°27′51″W / 52.129764°N 7.464068°W / 52.129764; -7.464068 ("Stradbally Abbey")
Tallow Carmelite Monastery Carmelite nuns St Joseph [8]

52°05′31″N 8°00′27″W / 52.091884°N 8.007501°W / 52.091884; -8.007501 (Tallow Carmelite Monastery)
Waterford Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral Waterford from The Mall.jpg monastic episcopal cathedral founded 1096;
diocesan cathedral 1111;
see united to Lismore 1363
Cell-mic-liag;
Port Lairge
52°15′36″N 7°06′27″W / 52.259871°N 7.107603°W / 52.259871; -7.107603 (Waterford Cathedral)
Waterford — St Catherine's Priory Augustinian Canons RegularVictorine
founded before 1207 by an Ostman;
dissolved 1539, surrendered by Prior Edmund Power;
occupied by James Shurloke, per James White;
granted to Lady Elizabeth Butler, alias Sherlock, 1588-9;
Augustinian Friars
apparently refounded 1629
St Catherine
____________________
St Catherine's Abbey
52°15′27″N 7°06′22″W / 52.257454°N 7.106107°W / 52.257454; -7.106107 (Waterford - St Catherine's Priory)
Waterford — St John's Priory Hospital Benedictine monks
founded c.1190
Benedictine monks and nuns
from 1202;
cell dependent on Bath from 1204;
dissolved 1536; granted to William Wise November 1536
St John the Evangelist 52°15′25″N 7°06′45″W / 52.257053°N 7.112406°W / 52.257053; -7.112406 (Waterford — St John's Priory Hospital)
Waterford — St Saviour's Priory Dominican Friars
community founded 1226;
approval for priory granted by Henry III 1235
dissolved 1540; church sold to James White, occupier, by 18 January 1541;
surrendered by Prior William Marten 2 April 1541;
granted to Sir Anthony St Leger;
Waterford Dominican community died out 1865;
restored 1867
St Saviour 52°15′48″N 7°07′09″W / 52.263414°N 7.119126°W / 52.263414; -7.119126 (Waterford — St Saviour's Priory)
Waterford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1240-5 by Sir Hugh Purcell, buried here;
Observant Franciscan Friars
reformed 1521;
dissolved 1540, surrendered by 'Prior' John Linche 2 April 1540; granted to Patrick Walshe and to the brethren and poor of the Hospital of the Holy Spirit 1 September 1541;
hospital established in the church — continuing into the 19th century
52°15′38″N 7°06′24″W / 52.260485°N 7.106559°W / 52.260485; -7.106559 (Waterford Greyfriars)
Waterford Greyfriars, later site Franciscan Friars
founded 1612
Waterford Franciscan Friary * Waterford Franciscan Church Nave 2007 09 01.jpg Franciscan Friars
founded 1830; church completed 1834;
extant
[9]

52°15′36″N 7°06′32″W / 52.259946°N 7.109017°W / 52.259946; -7.109017 (Waterford Franciscan Friary)


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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey
  3. ^ Mervyn Archdall, Monasticon Hibernicum, 1786
  4. ^ James Ware, De Hibernia, et Antiquitatibus ejus, edition of 1654, p.196
  5. ^ Richard Hopkins Ryland, The History, Topography and Antiquities of the County and City of Waterford ..., p.301

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conlan, Patrick (1988). Franciscan Ireland. Mullingar: The Lilliput Press. p. 111. ISBN 0-946640-29-7.
  2. ^ "A New Beginning". Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ "The Augustinian Friary, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland". thefriarydungarvan.ie.
  4. ^ Creighton, Charles (24 July 2014). A History of Epidemics in Britain. ISBN 9781107621930.
  5. ^ Gorton, John (1833). "A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland".
  6. ^ Cobbett, William (1834). "A History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland".
  7. ^ Ryland, Richard Hopkins (1824). "The History, Topography and Antiquities of the County and City of Waterford".
  8. ^ "Tallow Carmel". carmelitesisters.ie.
  9. ^ Super User. "Waterford". franciscans.ie. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.

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