1161 in Ireland

List of abbeys and priories in Ireland

Abbeys and priories in Ireland lists abbeys, priories, friaries or other monastic religious houses in Ireland. This article does not include foundations in Northern Ireland, which are covered in List of abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland.

Overview

Article layout

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

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.

Alt. Name: 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.

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

References: presents links to online references to the particular establishment in addition to the general printed and online references given at the foot of this article. Establishments for which online references have not been specified are referred to within the printed references listed.

Location: provides a link to the geographical position of the site of the foundation where established. Where the location has been established the location is pinpointed (dependent on the available resolution of the map data), otherwise the general location is given in italic.

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

Abbreviations and Key

The sites listed are ruins or fragmentary
remains unless indicated thus:-
* indicates current monastic function
+ indicates current non-monastic ecclesiastic function
^ indicates current non-ecclesiastic function
= indicates remains incorporated into later structure
# indicates no identifiable trace of the monastic foundation remains
~ indicates exact site of monastic foundation unknown
Trusteeship denoted as follows:-
NM National Monument
C.I. Church of Ireland
R.C. Roman Catholic Church
Other abbreviations
ante before post after
trns transferred rmv removed
c. circa (about) fd. founded
dis. dissolved fl. flourished (where fd. and dis. not known)
exp. expelled rfd. refounded
blt. built dst. destroyed
prob. probably poss. possibly

List of Houses by County

County Carlow

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Acaun supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Agha Monastery Celtic monks
fd. by St Fintan;
poss. not fl. post10thC
Achad-finglass Monastery;
Achadfinglass Monastery;
Augha Monastery
LibraryIreland:
FromIreland.net:
Aghade Priory Augustinian (Arrouasian) nuns, cell of St Mary de Hogges, Dublin
fd. 1151 by Dermot mac Murchard, King of Leinster;
dis. ante1500?
Athaddy Priory;
Athade Priory;
Aghade Nunnery
MonasticMatrix:
BallonVillage.com:
Ballymoon Preceptory Knights Templar fd. c.1300 Bally MacWilliam-roe Preceptory FromIreland.net:
Carlow Monastery Celtic monks
Poor Clare Monastery Carlow,
Graiguecullen
Poor Clares
fd. 19thC
Poor Clares Carlow:
Clonmore Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 6thC by St Mogue;
poss. not fl. post10thC
GoIreland:
Dunleckney Preceptory Knights Templar
fd. 1300-1308
Killerig Preceptory Knights Templar, later Knights Hospitaller
dis. and granted to the wife of Gerard Aylmer 1590
Killargy Preceptory
Killeshin Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 6thC by St Comghan
IrishTourist:
Leighlin Abbey Celtic monks
fd. 7thC by St Gobban
Old Leighlin Abbey FromIreland.net:
Leighlinbridge Monastery Carmelite monks
fd. 13thC by a member of the Carew family;
dis. and converted into a fort
FromIreland.net:
Lorum Monastery Celtic monks
St Mullin's Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 7thC; (NM)
IrishTourist:
St Mullin's Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 632 by St Molling;
plundered and burnt ante1138; (NM)
IrishTourist:
Tullow Abbey# Knights Hospitaller
fd. 1212;
Augustinian Canons Regular
dis.; granted to Thomas, Earl of Thomond, December 1557
Tully Abbey;
The Black Abbey
RootsWeb:

County Cavan

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Cavan Friary Dominican monks fd. (c.)1300 by Giolla O'Reilly;
Franciscan Friars c.1393;
Observant-Franciscan Friars ante1516-1826
The Friary Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cavan
Drumlane Abbey Celtic monks
fd. ante550, reputedly by St Maidoc;
Augustinian Canons Regular;
fd. 12thC;
dis.; granted for a term of 21 years to Hugh O'Reilly c.1570;
prob. demolished 16thC
Drumlane Priory The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Drumlane DiscoverIreland:
Killinagh Monastery Celtic monks
Kilmore Abbey Celtic monks
fd. 6thC by St Columb
Lough Oughter Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
fd. 1237 by Clarus M. Moylon, Archdeacon of Elphin
dis. and granted for a period of 21 years to Hugh O'Reilly 1570
Slanore Monastery Celtic monks
Tomregan Monastery Celtic monks
Urney Monastery Celtic monks Urney & Castlefin Parish:

County Clare

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Bishop's Island Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 6thC by St Senan
Clare County Library:
LibraryIreland:
Canon Island Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. end12thC by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick;
dis.; granted to Henry, Earl of Thomond; (NM)
Inisnegananagh Priory
Clare Abbey, Clarecastle Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 1189 or 1191 by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick
dis.; granted to Henry, Earl of Thomond 1661; (NM)
Clareabbey The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Clareabbey
Corcomroe Abbey Cistercian monks
fd. 1194/5, endowed by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick;
dis.; granted to Richard Harding; (NM)
Sancta Maria de Petra Fertili The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of the Fertile Rock, Corcomroe LibraryIreland:
Drumcliff Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 6thC reputedly by St Colmcille
GoIreland:
Megalithic Ireland:
Dysert O Dea Monastery Celtic monks
fd. ante735;
remains of 12thC church on site
Disert O'Dea Monastery The Clare Archeaology Centre:
Clare Library:
Ennis Friary* Franciscan Friars
fd. ante1242? by Donchad Cairbreach O'Brien, King of Thomond; c.1284
reformed 1550;
dis.; granted to the Earl of Thomond 1578; granted to William Dongan Esq.;
last friar died 1617;
friars returned 1628; exp. 1651;
friars returned c.1660; exp. 1693;
parish church 1615;
Franciscan Friars 1969-present
Nave: St Francis GoIreland:
DoChra.com:
Ennis Parish:
Irish Franciscans:
Ennis Friary* Franciscan Friars
fd. 1841; acq. 1854;
Provincial Novitiate House 1877; Novitiate House of the Irish Province 1902
Ennis Monastery* Poor Clares
Enniskerry Monastery Celtic nuns Mutton Island Monastery
Ennistimon Monastery Celtic monks
Feenish Monastery Celtic nuns
Glencolumbkille Abbey fd. by St Columcille;
CI Church on site
Glan Columb-chille
Illaunmore Monastery Celtic monks, poss. not fl. post10thC Mucinis Monastery?
Illaunmore Monastery poss. monastic site - order and period unknown
Inchicronan Priory Augustinian Canons Regular from Clareabbey
fd. 1189 by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick, parish church 1302, blt. on the site of an earlier monastery;
dis.; granted to Henry, Earl of Thomond 1661; (NM)
Inchycronayne Monastery
Inishcealtra Monastery, Inishcealtra
(Holy Island)
fd. 653 by St Camin, buried here Iniskeltair Abbey;
Iniscealtra Monastery;
Inis Cealtra Abbey;
Inishcaltra Monastery
Clare Library:
Clare:
Inishloe Abbey Celtic monks
fd. by Turlogh, King of Thomond, buried here
Inisanlaoi Abbey
Kilcarragh Monastery Granted to John King Clare Library:
Kilfenora Monastery Celtic monks
prob. continuing post1111
Kilfenora Abbey Franciscan monks; (NM)
Killadusert Monastery Celtic monks Killadysert Monastery
Killaloe Monastery Celtic monks
prob. continuing post1111
Killone Abbey Augustinian nuns
fd. 1180 (or monks fd. 1120) by Donald O'Brien, King of Limerick
now in the grounds of Newhall House, with public access
Killoen Abbey The Abbey Church of Saint John, Killone
Kilshanny Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular cell
dis.; granted to Robert Hickman
Kilshonny Monastery LibraryIreland:
Clare County Library:
Kilnagellech Monastery Celtic nuns Kinagalliagh Monastery
Kilshanny Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
Noughaval Monastery Celtic monks GoIreland:
Outhgmama Monastery
Quin Abbey Franciscan monks
blt. 1402-1433 by MacNamara;
dis.; granted to Sir Tirlagh O'Brien, of Irishdyman 1583;
repaired by Roman Catholics 1604; (NM)
Quin Friary;
Quinchy Monastery
Rath Monastery Celtic monks Rathblathmaic Monastery
Rossmanagher Monastery Celtic nuns
Scattery Island Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 6thC by St Senan (or by St Patrick);
granted to the Mayor and Corporation of Limerick c.1577
Inishscattery Monastery
Tomfinlough Monastery Celtic monks; prob. not continuing post10thC;
site now occupied by remains of Tomfinlough church
Finlough Monastery
Tomgraney Abbey Celtic monks Tomgrany Abbey;
Tuamgranney Abbey
Tulla Abbey Celtic monks

The following supposed foundation in Co. Clare is prob. a confusion of other sites in Ireland:-

Inchmore Abbey: (fd. by St Senan): An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland:

County Cork

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Abbeymahon Abbey Cistercian monks
trns from Aghamanister;
fd. 1278 by Count McSheribay;
dis. 1541
Abbey Mahon Abbey;
Maure Abbey
The Cistercians in Yorkshire:
Abbeystrowry Abbey Cistercian monks
fd. 14thC
Strowry Abbey The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland: '
Aghadown Monastery Celtic monks Aughadown Monastery
Aghamanister Abbey Cistercian monks from Baltinglass;
fd. 1172 by Dermot MacCormac MacCarthy, King of Desmond
trns to Abbeymahon 1278
The Cistercians in Yorkshire:
Ballybeg Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 1229 by Philip de Barry;
dis.; granted for 21 years to George Boucher, Esq c.1573 (who forfeited for non-payment of rent);
granted to the wife of Sir Thomas Norris, Governor of Munster; (NM)
Ballygarvan supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Ballymacadane Abbey nuns
fd. 1450 by Cormac MacCarthy
Ballymacadane Nunnery LibraryIreland:
Ballymacadane Friary Franciscan Friars Third Order Regular
Ballynoe supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Ballyvourney Abbey Celtic nuns
blt. 650 by St Abban, for St Gobonate; poss. continuing after 1111
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular
Ballvourney Abbey Antiochans.org:
Bantry Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. 1466 by Dermot O'Sullivan Beare
demolished
A Handbook for Travellers in Ireland:
RHS Bibliography:
Bawnatemple Monastery Celtic monks
Bridgetown Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. early13thC by Alexander FitzHugh Roche
Bridge Town Priory GoIreland:
Brigown Monastery Celtic monks poss. not continuing post10thC
Buttevant Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. 1251 (or 1290) by David Oge Barry, Lord Buttevant;
dis.;
re-occupied from Restoration to post1800; (NM)
Ecclesia Tumulorum Discover Ireland:
Carrigillihy Monastery poss. Cistercian monks;
blt. 1172 by Dermot MacCarthy, King of Desmond;
dis.; granted to Nicholas Walshe, in perpetuity c.1587
Carigillihy Monastery;
Curraghalicky Abbey;
Abbey de Sancto Mauro
Castlecor supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Castlelyons Abbey Carmelite monks
fd. from within the de Barry family
Castle Lyons Abbey CastlelyonsParish.com:
Castlelyons Friary Dominican monks,
fd. 1307 by John de Barry;
Dominicans, Franciscans and Carmelites were associated with the foundation
dis. 1541; granted to Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork
a hedge school 18thC
Castle Lyons Monastery ChurchTown.net:
Castlemartyr Priory Carmelite monks
Cecilstown supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Clear Island Monastery Celtic monks
Clogagh Friary Franciscan Third Order Regular Friars
Clonmeen Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. by Mr O'Callaghan
Cloyne Cathedral Monastery and Nunnery Nunnery; dst. many times by Vikings
Coole Abbey Franciscan monks
Cork Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 600 by St Finbar;
dis.; granted c.1590 to Cormac MacCarthy and Sir Righard Grenville
CI Church on site
Cork Monastery# site prob. now occupied by St Finbarr's Cathedral
Cork Augustine Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 14th/15thC by Lord Kinsale;
dis.; granted to Cormac MacCarthy c.1576
Red Abbey Tower
Cork Black Friary Dominican Friars
fd. 1229 by Philip de Barry;
dis.; granted to William Boureman c.1543
LocalHistories.org:
Cork - Gill Abbey fd. 7thC; site near University College, Cork
Cork - St Stephen's Priory fd. ante1295;
converted to the Blue-coat Hospital 1674
Cork Grey Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. 1214 by Dermont MacCarthy Reagh;
dis.; granted to Andrew Skydy c.1565
LocalHistories.org:
Cork Nunnery nuns
fd. c.1327 by William de Barry
poss. on site later occupied by Market House
Cork Preceptory Knights Templar, blt. 1292
Cullen Monastery Celtic nuns
Donaghmore Monastery fd. by St Fingene
now parochial church
Donoughmore Monastery
Fermoy Monastery#? Cistercian monks
dis.; granted to Sir Richard Grenville c.1590
de Castro Dei
Garinish Monastery Celtic monks Kilchuillin Monastery
Glanworth Abbey Dominican monks
fd. 1227 by the Roche family
ChurchTown.net:
EcclesiasticalIreland.org:
Goleen Friary Franciscan Friars Gahannyh Friary?
Gouganebarra Monastery Celtic monks Gougane Barra Monastery
Inishcarra Monastery Celtic monks
fd. by St Senan;
dis.
Iniscarra Monastery;
Iniscara Abbey
Inishleena Monastery Celtic nuns
Iniskieran Monastery Franciscan monks
fd. 1460 by Florence Moar O'Driscoll
Clear Island Monastery
Kilbeacon Monastery Celtic monks;
fd. 650 by St Abban
Kilcatherine Cell Celtic nuns fd. by St Caitiarn, niece of St Senan; double monastery Cell Catigern;
Cell-chatiern;
Cell-chatigern
MonasticMatrix:
Kilcrea Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. 1465 by Cormac MacCarthy More, King of Desmond;
dis. 1577; granted on lease to Sir Cormock MacCarthy who left the friars in occupancy
sacked 1599;
rst. 1604; exp. c.1614; granted by Oliver Cromwell to Lord Broghill 1641
in trusteeship of Commissioners of Public Works 1892; (NM)
Kilcrea Nunnery
Kilcrumper Monastery Celtic monks
Benedictine monks; bestowed on Glascarrig 15thC
Cill Cruimthir Monastery Ballygarret.com:
Kilkilleen supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Killabraher supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Killaconenagh Monastery Celtic nuns Killachad conchean?
Killeenemer Monastery
Kilmaclenine Monastery Celtic monks
Kilmoney Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
Kilnamanagh Monastery Celtic nuns Kilmana Monastery
Kinneigh Monastery Celtic monks
fd. by St Colman; poss. not surviving post10thC
Kinsale Priory Augustinian Canons Regular St Gobban
Kinsale Friary* Carmelite Friars fd. 1334;
dis. 1543; re-blt 2003-2006
Kinsale Abbey CarmelitesKinsale:
Kilshanahan supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Labbamolaga Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 7thC by St Molaga, reputedly buried here
GoIreland:
Legan Abbey,
Monkstown
Benedictine monks, daughter house of Waterford Priory
fl. 1301
Archiseek:
Lueim Monastery
Lough Ine Monastery Celtic monks Templebreedy Monastery
Midleton Abbey# Cistercian monks from Monasteranenagh
fd. 1179/80 by the FitzGerald family (or the Barry family);
dis. ante1573;
dst. 19thC;
Baptist church of St John reputedly occupies the site
de Choro Sancti Benedicti;
Monasterore Abbey
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of Chore EastCorkTourism:
Monanimy Commandery Knights
Mourne Abbey Knights Templar
fd. 13thC by Alexander of Santa Helena;
later, Knights Hospitaller
Mourne Preceptory;
Ballynamona Preceptory
The Priory, Newmarket
Nohaval Monastery Celtic monks
Nohavaldaly Monastery Celtic monks Nohaval-daly Monastery
Ross Priory Benedictine monks;
fd. 590 by Saint Fachnan Mougach
Rosscarbery Priory;
Rosailithir
Ross Carberry Priory
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Rosscarbery
Sherkin Friary Observant-Franciscan Friars
fd. 1460/1470;
dis. 1537; (NM)
Sherkin Island Abbey
Skeam West Monastery Celtic monks
Spittle Bridge Monastery Celtic monks
Strawhall Monastery Celtic monks Kilbrenan Monastery
Templefaughtna supposed Knights Templar foundation
Timoleague Friary Franciscan Friars trns from Cregan 1279, blt on the site of an earlier monastery;
dis.; passed to Lord Inchiquin; (NM)
Timoleague Abbey
Toames Monastery Celtic monks Tuaim-muscraighe Monastery?
Tracton Abbey Cistercian monks, blt. 1224 by McCarthy
dis.; granted to James Craig and Henry Guilford 1568;
assigned by Craig to the Earl of Cork
Albus tractus
Tullylease Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
Weeme Priory Augustinian Canons Regular fl. 14thC
North Abbey, Youghal Dominican monks, blt. 1268 by Maurice, descendant of Lord Offaly;
dis.; granted to William Walsh c.1580
South Abbey, Youghal Franciscan monks, blt. 1224 by Maurice Fitzgerald, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
Youghal Priory Benedictine monks

County Donegal

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Ard Mhuire Friary* Capuchin-Franciscan Friars
Assaroe Abbey Cistercian monks from Boyle
fd. 1178 by Roderick O'Cananan, Prince of Tyrconnell;
dis. post1597
Astrath Abbey
Balleeghan Friary Franciscan Friars
Ballymacswiney Monastery
Ballymagroarty Monastery Ballymagrorty Monastery
Ballysaggart Friary Celtic monks;
fd. by St Columb
Franciscan Friars
site now occupied by C.I. church
Fanagarah Friary;
Fanegarah Monastery
Bothchonais Monastery monks;
fl. 11thC
Conleigh Monastery Celtic monks;
blt. by St Columb;
C.I. church on site
Clonca Monastery Celtic monks
Clonmany Monastery monks;
blt. by St Columb; prob. fl. post1111
Conwal Abbey Celtic monks
fd. c.587; prob. fl. post1111
Conwall Monastery
Condian Monastery
Desertegny Monastery Celtic monks
Domnachglinne Tochair Monastery monks
Domnach-mor-magene Monastery Celtic monks
Donagh Monastery Celtic monks
Donegal Friary Observant-Franciscan
fd. 1473/4;
dis. 1601; (NM)
'Donegal Abbey';
Donegall Friary
Donagmore Monastery Celtic monks, poss. fl. post1111
Drumhome Monastery Celtic monks, poss. fl. post1111
Eskaheen Iskaheen Monastery
Fahan Monastery Celtic monks;
fd. by St Columb, poss. fl. post10thC
site now occupied by C.I. church
Gartan-Rath Monastery monks;
fd. by St Columb
Garton Monastery;
Gartan Monastery
Glencolumbkille Monastery Celtic monks, poss. not fl. post10thC }
Inishkeel Monastery Celtic monks
Inver Abbey blt. 563 by St Nutalis
Franciscan Friary blt. on site (see immediately below)
Inver Friary Franciscan Friars;
fd. c.1500 on the remains of an earlier abbey (see immediately above)
Ireland's Eye Monastery
Kilbarron Monastery Celtic monks
Kilcar Monastery
Killybegs Friary Franciscan Friars
Killydonnell Friary Franciscan Friars
Kilmacrenan Friary Franciscan Friars
blt. on the site of earlier abbey
Kilmacrenan Monastery Celtic monks, poss. fl. post1111
Kilmonaster Monastery Cistercian monks
blt. 1194 by O'Dogharty
Kilfothuir Monastery;
Hilfothuir Abbey
Lough Derg Monastery,
Station Island
Celtic monks
then Augustinian Canons Regular c.1130, trns to Saints Island
Lough Derg Friary,
Saints Island
Augustinian Canons Regular c.1130
Franciscan Friars ante1631
Lough Derg Monastery, Station Island Franciscan Friars 1763
Magherabeg Friary Franciscan Friars
Mevagh Monastery Celtic monks
Moville Monastery Celtic monks
Moyra Monastery, Ray site occupied by remains of a 16thC church
Racoon Monastery,
nr Ballintra
Patrician monks c.440
Raphoe Monastery Celtic monks, poss. fl. post1111
Rathmullan Friary Carmelite monks
Raymoghy Monastery Celtic monks, poss. not fl. post10thC
Rossnowlagh Friary* Franciscan Friars
Taughboyne Monastery Celtic monks
Temple Douglas
Tory Island Abbey#? on the site of an earlier monastery Columban (6thC); (NM)
Tullaghobegley Monastery

County Dublin

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Balally supposed Early Christian monastic site Balally may commenorate a Viking saint.
Baldongan supposed monastic site of friary & nunnery within the walls of the 13th century Baldongan Castle - order and period unknown Baldungan
Ballyboghill Monastery Celtic monks Ballyboughal Monastery
Ballymadun supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Ballyman supposed Knights Templar site
Castleknock Monastery Benedictine monks
Clondalkin Abbey Celtic monks, poss. fl. post1111
Clontarf Monastery Celtic monks
site now occupied by C.I. church
Clontarf Preceptory Knights Templar
fd. 13thC, later Knights Hospitaller
Clontarf Castle built on site, now the Clontarf Castle Hotel
Cruagh Monastery Celtic monks
St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin Savignac monks, from Chester
fd. c.1139;
Cistercian monks 1147; (NM)
St Thomas's Abbey, Dublin Augustinian Canons Regular The Abbey Church of Saint Thomas the Martyr, Dublin
Finglas Monastery Celtic monks
fd.560 by St Canice; poss. not fl. post10thC;
site occupied by remains of a medieval church
Glasmore Monastery Celtic monks
Glasnevin Monastery Celtic monks
poss. not fl. post10thC
Grace Dieu Abbey,
nr. Donabate
Augustinian Canons Regular, Turvey House was build from the remains of the abbey
Grange Abbey (NM)
Howth Abbey The Collegiate Church of St. Mary, Howth
Lambay Island Monastery#
Loreto Abbey Sisters of Loreto formerly Rathfarnham House
Loreto Abbey,
Dalkey
Sisters of Loreto
Lusk Abbey
'The Abbey', Malahide ruins of a chapel
Rathfarnham Priory sometime home of the Curran family
Rathmichael Monastery,
Carrickgolligan Hill
Red Island Monastery,
Skerries
Holmpatrick Priory,
Skerries
Augustinian Canons Regular, site now occupied by C.I. church
Swords Monastery= fd. c.560 by St. Columbkill Archdall Monast.Hibern.p.256 Swords Castle
Tallaght Monastery# site now occupied by C.I. church
Tallaght Friary Dominican Friars
Tullow/Tully Monastery? ruined 13th-C church may occupy site of an Early Christian monastic site

County Galway

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Abbeygormacan Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
dis.; granted to Ulick Bourke, first Earl of Clanrickard
Gormacan Abbey The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Gormacan FromIreland:
Mullagh Gaa Website:
Abbey Grey Monastery Abbeygrey Monastery
Annaghdown Priory Arroasian
fd. 13thC; (NM)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary de Portu Patrum, Annaghdown
Annaghdown nunnery# Augustinian nuns 578;
Arroasian 1144
Annaghdown Monastery# 6thC
Athenry Friary Franciscan Friars 1464;
(collegiate church of St Mary once thought to have been the friary church)
Athenry Priory Dominican monks
fd. 1241;
dis. 1574,
1627-1652;
became a university 1644; used as a barracks 18thC; (NM)
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Claregalway Friary Franciscan sic1290-1765; (NM) Claregalway Abbey
Clonfert Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 6thC
Clonfert Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular;
fd. 12thC
St Mary's de Porto Puro
Clontuskert Priory Augustinian Canons Regular 12thC-1633, 1637-, blt. on the site of an earlier monastery c.805 (NM) 'Clontuskert Abbey';
'The Old Abbey'
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Clontuskert
Dromacoo Monastery
Dunmore Friary and Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular Eremites 1425-1574, -1641; (NM)
Galway Friary Franciscan Friars
Inishbofin Monastery
Inishmicatreer Monastery 'Inishmicatreer Abbey'
Inishmore Monastery Na Seacht dTeampaill;
(The Seven Churches)
Kilbennan Monastery Franciscan
Kilbiernan Monastery
Kilcorban Friary Dominican Friars;
site now occupied by St. Corban's Church
Kilcolgan Abbey# Irish placename supports tradition of an early abbey founded there
Kilconnell Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. 1353; dis. 1541;
on the site of an earlier monastery (6thC); (NM)
Killursa Monastery
Kilnalahan Friary,
nr. Abbey
Carthusian monks, poss. from Hinton
fd. c.1280;
dis. by General Chapter the Grande Chartreuse1321;
granted by Gregory XI to Franciscan Friars 1371
Kinalehin Friary LibraryIreland:
Kilmacduagh Monastery
Knockmoy Abbey Cistercian monks from Boyle 1190-1542 (NM) Collis Victoriae Abbeyknockmoy;
Abbeyknockmoy Abbey
Kylemore Abbey Benedictine monks, mansion now serves as convent boarding school
Loughrea Friary Carmelite monks
Meelick Friary+ Franciscan Friars
fd. 1414;
Observant-Franciscan 1479-Reformation, 1680, intermittently-1852;
now R.C. church
Monasternalea Monastery
Portumna Friary Dominican monks fd. 1426, on the site of the Cistercian monks Priory Portumna Abbey The Friary Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Portumna
Portumna Priory Cistercian monks 1254 Portumna Abbey The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Portumna
Ross Errilly Friary,
nr Headford
Franciscan c.1351, Observant-Franciscan 1470-1656, c.1664-1753; (NM)
Roundstone Priory Dominican monks
Toombeola Abbey Dominican monks

County Kerry

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Abbeydorney Abbey Cistercian monks, daughter house of Monasteranenagh
fd. 1154
dis. 1537 (though last abbot active until 1577
site now in use as a graveyard
Odorney;
Kyrie Eleison
Aghadoe Monastery ?Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 7thC by St Finan Lobhar; fl. 992;
non-monastic church of the Holy Trinity and St Mary built on site 1158; (NM)
Ardfert Abbey Georgian mansion
Ardfert Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. c.1253; (NM)
Ballinskelligs Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 12thC; (NM)
Ballyduff Abbey 13thC, 15thC
Church Island Monastery
Derrynane Abbey,
nr. Caherdaniel
6thC
Holy Cross Abbey, Tralee Dominican monks The Dominican Church of Holy Cross Abbey
Illauntannig Island Monastery,
Maghree Islands
Innisfallen Abbey, Innisfallen Island Augustinian Canons Regular, on site of an earlier foundation (7thC); (NM)
Kilcolman Abbey,
Milltown
Killagh Priory,
Milltown
in the grounds of Kilcolman Abbey, Milltown (see immediately above)
Kilrellig Monastery,
Bolus Head
Lislaughtin Abbey Franciscan monks 1478-dissolution, 1629-?, prob. blt. on the site of an earlier monastery (7thC); (NM)
Muckross Abbey Franciscan monks
Rattoo Monastery,
nr. Ballyduff
?Augustinian Canons Regular (NM)
Rattoo Abbey,
nr. Ballyduff
to the east of monastery (see immediately above)
Riasc Monastery 6thC to 12thC
Skellig Michael Monastery,
Great Skellig Island
Augustinian Canons Regular
Tralee Priory attached to abbey

County Kildare

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Athy Priory Dominican monks
fd. 1257;
dis. 1539
Castledermot Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. ante1247;
dis. 1540
Castledermot Monastery fd. c.800
Celbridge Abbey
Clane Friary Franciscan Friars fd. 1258;
dis. 1540, 1647-c.1650
Donaghmore Monastery Patrician monks/Columban monks 6thC
Great Connell Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
Kildare Nunnery
Black Abbey, Kildare Knights Hospitaller
Grey Abbey, Kildare Franciscan fd. c.1254/1260;
Observant-Franciscan 1520;
dis. 1547; 1621-c.1770
White Abbey, Kildare Carmelite monks
Kilberry Abbey
Kilcullen Abbey Observant-Franciscan 1486-1547, 1640s New Abbey
Kildare Abbey fd. c.470 by St Brigid
Kilteel preceptory, Kilteel Knights Hospitaller
Leixlip Abbey The Abbey Church of Saint Wolstan, Leixlip
Monasterevin Monastery# Cistercian monks 1189, site now (thought to be) occupied by a stately home named 'Moore Abbey', in use as a hospice 1945-present (below)
Moone Abbey 6thC
Moore Abbey*, Monasterevin Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary 1945-present, stately home (thought to be) blt. on the site of Monasterevin Monastery (above), in use as a hospice
Naas Monasteries several medieval monastic foundations located at Naas
Tomolin Monastery# Timolin = Tigh Moling - 'St. Moling's Monastery'

County Kilkenny

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Anothmolt Abbey Cistercian monks, from Loghmere
fd. ante1207;
trns to Graiguenamanagh ante1207
Annamult Abbey
Ballylarkin Abbey 13thC?; (NM)
Callan Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. c.1215
'Callan Abbey'
Callan Augustinian Friary Observant-Augustinian Canons Regular fd. c.1462
Duiske Abbey+, Graiguenamanagh Cistercian monks
fd. ante1207;
dis. 1536; part of church is in R.C. ecclesiastical use; (NM)
Graiguenamanagh Abbey
Fertagh Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular, 13thC-1780;
now part of a handball alley
Fiddown Monastery fd. 6thC; church demolished 1870
Freshford Monastery site now occupied by parish church
Grangefertagh Monastery 6thC, site occupied by round tower and ruined chapel Fertagh Monastery
Inistioge Monastery+ Augustinian Canons Regular
incorporated into C.I. parish church
Jerpoint Abbey Benedictine monks 1158, Cistercian monks from Baltinglass 1180; occupies the site of an earlier Benedictine monastery, traces of which remain (NM). Thomastown R.C. church contains the high altar from Jerpoint Abbey
Kells Friary Augustinian Canons Regular
Kells Priory Augustinian Canons Regular 1193-1540 (NM)
St. John's Priory, Kilkenny Priory and C.I. parish church The Priory Church of Saint John, Kilkenny
Kilkenny Grey Friary Franciscan 1231/4-1550, 1553-1559 The Abbey Church of Saint Francis, Kilkenny
Kilkenny Black Friary* Dominican monks 1225-16thC;
used as a courthouse;
restored 1970s; now in parochial use
'Black Abbey'
Kilkiernan Monastery
Killamery Monastery fd. c.632
Knocktopher Friary^ Carmelite monks; remains incorporated into private house
Loghmere Abbey Cistercian monks, from Stanley
fd. 1202/4; trns to Anothmolt ante1207
Loughmerans Abbey
Rosbercon Abbey Dominican monks
fd. 13thC
Tibberaghny Monastery fd. 6thC
Tullaherin Monastery

County Laois

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Abbeyleix Abbey# Cistercian monks from Baltinglass fd. 1183/4 by Corcherger O'Moore;
dis. 1552
Leix Abbey;
Lex Dei
Aghaboe Monastery# fd. 6thC by St Canice
Aghaboe Priory Augustinian Canons Regular 1382;
on site of Aghaboe Monastery (above);
dis.; granted to Florence FitzPatrick c.1600
Aghaboe Friary Dominican monks
fd. 1382
Clonenagh Monastery fd. 6thC by St Fintan;
site now occupied by Clonenagh Church
Erril Monastery
Killeshin Monastery fd. late 545 by St Comghan; 1077;
site occupied by ruined 12thC church (NM)
Rosenallis Monastery
Sleaty Monastery fd. by St Ficah;
site occupied by remains of Sleaty Church
Sletty Monastery
Timahoe Monastery

County Leitrim

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Creevelea Friary Franciscan Friars 1508-1590, 1618-1837 Dromahair Friary
Rossclogher Abbey,
Kinlough
Doire Melle

County Limerick

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Abbeyfeale Abbey Cistercian monks fd. 1188 by Brian O'Brien LimerickDioceseHeritage:
Abington Abbey Cistercian monks from Arklow 1205-post1557 Mainister Uaithne;
Woney Abbey;
Owney Abbey
Adare Friary+ Augustinian Canons Regular c.1316; now in use as C.I. parish church
Adare Friary, (Franciscan) Franciscan Friars 1464; now in the grounds of Adare Manor with public access 'The Black Abbey'
Adare Abbey Trinitarian monks
fd. c.1230;
dis. 1539
Ardpatrick Monastery
Askeaton Friary Franciscan Friars 1389; (NM)
Ballingarry Friary Franciscan Friars
Dysert Monastery,
Carrigeen
Glenstal Abbey Benedictine monks;
mansion now in monastic use, and also a school.
Killeedy nunnery
Kilmallock Monastery
Kilmallock Friary Dominican monks 1291-(1548)-1641; (NM) Killmallock Friary
Monasteranenagh Abbey Cistercian monks from Mellifont 1148/51-1541; (NM)
St. Katherine's Abbey, Monisternagalliaghduff,
nr. Shanagolden
Augustinian nuns
Mungret Abbey (NM)
Rathkeale Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 13thC
Rathkeale Priory The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Rathkeale

County Longford

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Abbeyderg Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
Abbeylara Abbey Cistercian monks from St Mary's, Dublin 1210/14-1540 Lara Abbey
Abbeyshrule Abbey Cistercian monks from Mellifont
fd. 1200;
dis. 1592; (NM)
Shrule Abbey
Ballinasaggart Friary Franciscan ante15thC-1811 The Friary Church of Saint John the Baptist of Longford
Inchcleraun Monastery,
Loughree
Longford Friary# Dominican monks

County Louth

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Carlingford Friary Dominican monks fd. 1315-1540;
disputed between Dominican monks and Franciscan 1670s, Dominican monks -18thC, trns to Dundalk
The Friary Church of Saint Malachy, Carlingford
St. Mary's Friary, Drogheda Augustinian Canons Regular
St Mary Magdalene Friary, Drogheda Observant-Franciscan 1830, Brown friary 1923
Drogheda Friary# Franciscan Friars c.1240;
Observant-Franciscan Friars 1506-1540 (c.1545)
Dromiskin Monastery Patrician monks
Dundalk Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. ante1246;
friars exiled to a small cottage 1539;
Observant-Franciscan 1556-1563;
returned 1626-1732
Faughart Monastery
Louth Monastery 6thC; (NM)
Louth Abbey Dominican monks
Mellifont Abbey Cistercian monks 1142-1743;
converted into a house 1556; (NM)
Old Mellifont Abbey
Monasterboice Abbey

County Mayo

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Ardnaree Friary, Ballina Augustinian Canons Regular 15thC
Balla Monastery 7thC
Ballinasmale Abbey Carmelite monks 1288-1870 Saint Mary
Ballinrobe Friary Augustinian Canons Regular c.1313
Ballintubber Abbey+ Augustinian Canons Regular 1216-1452, c.1635-1653, restored 1966; blt. on the site of an earlier monastery; (NM) Ballintober Abbey
Ballyhaunis Friary Augustinian Canons Regular 1641, burned 1650, restored 1938; on the site of, and incorporating, an earlier friary 1348 'The Abbey'
Burriscarra Abbey Carmelite monks; (NM)
Burrishoole Friary Dominican Friars 1469 'Burrishoole Abbey'
Clare Island Abbey Cistercian monks, cell of Abbeyknockmoy 13thC (said to have been a Carmelite monks cell 1254 'the Abbey';
Saint Brigid's Abbey
The Blessed Virgin Mary (from 1254)
Cong Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular 12thC?; on the site of an earlier abbey (6thC); (NM)
Errew abbey Augustinian Canons Regular, also nearby, remains of a church blt. on the probable site of an earlier foundation
High Island Monastery 7thC; (NM) Ard Oilean
Inishglora Monastery
Inishmaan Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
Inishmaine Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular early15thC, near (/on site of?) earlier monastery (-post1227); (NM)
Killala Monastery Patrician monks
Mayo Abbey
Moyne Abbey Observant-Franciscan 1460-1590
Murrisk Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular 1457
Rathfran Friary Dominican monks 1274-1590
Rosserk Friary Franciscan Third Order Friars 1440
Strade Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. c.1240; becoming Dominican monks 1252
'Straide Friary'
Urlaur Abbey Dominican monks 1430 The Abbey Church of Saint Thomas, Urlaur

County Meath

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Athboy Priory# Carmelite monks, site now occupied by C.I. church
Ballyboggan Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
Bective Abbey 1150-1536;
on the site of an earlier abbey; (NM)
Ceanannas Mor Monastery Kells Monastery
Clonard Abbey#
Donaghmore Monastery,
Navan
supposed monastic site
fd. by St Patrick, reputedly his first foundation in Ireland;
remains of later church and round tower on site
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Donaghpatrick Monastery site now occupied by St Patrick's C.I. church
Duleek Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular, site now occupied by C.I. parish church
Duleek Priory Augustinian Canons Regular The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Duleek
Kilcarn Monastery site of ancient monastery occupied by c1200 church
Newtown Abbey/Priory, Newtown-Trim
Hill of Skreen Monastery#,
nr. Tara
(NM)
Slane Abbey#
Slane Friary Franciscan 1648-1650
Slane Monastery#, Slane Franciscan 1512-1540, Capuchin 1631-c.1650; (NM)
Trim Monastery# ?
St. Mary's Abbey, Trim Augustinian Canons Regular, converted into a Protestant school 18thC; (NM) Talbot Castle The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Trim
Trim Friary Dominican monks
Trim Friary# Franciscan c.1282; Observant-Franciscan ante1506

County Monaghan

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Clones Abbey Celtic monks;
Augustinian Canons Regular
Clontibret Monastery Celtic nuns
Connabury Monastery Celtic nuns
Donagh Monastery Celtic monks
Errigal Trough Monastery Celtic monks
Inishkeen Monastery Celtic monks
fd. 6thC; poss. not surviving post10thC
Monaghan Friary~ Franciscan c.1462, Observant-Franciscan -1589, 1635-early18thC
Muckno Monastery Celtic monks
Loughbawn Monastery supposed monastic site - order and period unknown
Tedavnet Monastery Celtic nuns
Tehalan Monastery Celtic monks

Clones 'Abbey': a ruined non-monastic church (NM)

County Offaly

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Birr Monastery# 12thC
Clareen Monastery 6th C Seir Kieran St. Kieran's
Clonmacnoise Cathedral and Monastery
Clonmore Abbey
Drumcullen Monastery# 6thC
Durrow Abbey
Durrow nunnery# Augustinian Canons Regular nuns
Gallen Monastery# 15hC
Killeigh Nunnery Augustinian Canonesses
Kinnitty Monastery# 557; site poss. marked by a High cross within a churchyard
Lemanaghan Monastery early7thC
Lynally Monastery# Columban monks
fd. 6thC
Monasteroris Friary Franciscan 1325, Observant-Franciscan 1506-1794
Mount Joseph Abbey Cistercian monks
Rahan Monastery c.590-635
Seir Kieran Monastery# 6thC
Tihilly Monastery# 5thC

In addition in County Offaly:-

Gallen Priory: a Georgian house now serving as a convent

County Roscommon

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Boyle Abbey Cistercian monks from Buniffi 1161, on the site of an earlier monastery called Ath-da-Larc; (NM) Ath-da-Larc Abbey
Cloonshanville Abbey,
nr. Frenchpark
Deerane Abbey
Inchmacnerin Abbey,
Church Island, Lough Key
Augustinian Canons Regular Canons post1140-1569?, blt. on the site of an earlier monastery, Patrician monks (6thC); (NM)
Kilronan Abbey 6thC
Roscommon Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular early8thC,
Roscommon Friary Dominican monks 1253-1872? The Friary Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Roscommon
Trinity Island Priory,
Trinity Island, Lough Key
Premonstratensian 1215/1237-1608; (NM) 'Trinity Island Abbey' The Priory Church of the Blessed Trinity, Trinity Island

County Sligo

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Ballindoon Friary Dominican monks 1507
Ballymote Friary Franciscan Friars fd. 1442, dst. c.1587
Ballysadare Abbey
Banada Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
Court Abbey, Achonry Franciscan 15thC
Drumcliff Monastery fd. 575; remains beside N15 road which bisects the site
Easky Abbey
Inishmurray
Skreen Monastery site occupied by remains of medieval church
Sligo Friary Dominican monks 1253-18thC, trns 18thC; (NM) 'Sligo Abbey'
Staad Abbey

County Tipperary

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Ardfinnan Monastery# ?Augustinian Canonesses 7thC
Ardfinnan Abbey Carmelite nuns
Athassel Priory Augustinian Canons Regular 1192; (NM)
Cahir Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular; (NM) Caher Abbey
Carrickbeg Friary+,
Carrick-on-Suir
Franciscan Friars;
remains incorporated into R.C. church
Cashel Abbey Cistercian monks; (NM)
Cashel Dominican Friary Dominican Friars; (NM)
Cashel Franciscan Friary# Franciscan Friars;
fd. 1265;
site now occupied by St. John the Baptist R.C. parish church
'Hackett's Abbey'
Cashel, St Dominic's Abbey Dominican monks;
fd. 1243 by Archbishop David McKelly
St Dominic Cashel.ie:
Clonmel Friary Franciscan Friars
St. Aibhe's Monastery, Emly site subsequently occupied by Emly Cathedral, now occupied by C.I. parish church
Holy Cross Abbey+ Cistercian monks, blt. on site of an earlier Benedictine monastery; (NM)
Hore Abbey Cistercian monks
Inishlounaght Abbey, Abbey Cistercian monks
Kilcooley Abbey Cistercian monks; (NM)
Mona Incha Abbey
Moor Abbey,
Galbally
(NM)
Liathmore Monastery
Lorrha Monastery C.I. church thought to occupy site
Lorrha Priory Dominican monks, southwest of Lorrha
St. Ruan's 'Abbey', Lorrha northwest of monastery
Roscrea Friary Franciscan Friars 12thC
Roscrea Monastery 6thC
St. Cronan's Friary, Roscrea
Templemore Abbey Knights Templar
Terryglass Monastery
Toureen Monastery
Tyrone Priory, Nenagh

County Waterford

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Dungarvan Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
Lismore Monastery
Molana Abbey,
Ballinatray
Celtic monks
fd. 6thC
Augustinian Canons Regular
fd. 13thC
Situated on an island on the Blackwater river near Youghal
Mothel Abbey (NM)
Mount Melleray Abbey Cistercian monks
Rincrew Abbey,
Rincrew Hill
Knights Templar Rincrew Preceptory;
Rhincrew Preceptory
Waterford Friary Dominican monks

County Westmeath

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Athlone Abbey
Athlone Friary Franciscan Friars 1241-Dissolution
Church Island Monastery,
Lough Owel
Fore Abbey Benedictine monks; (NM)
Fore Monastery c.630 The Abbey Church of Saint Fechin, Fore
Inchbofin Abbey Celtic monks; later Augustinian Canons Regular
Kilbeggan Abbey a green mound said to mark the site of an ancient abbey 'The Church of the Relic', Kilbeggan
Killare Monastery site now occupied by remains of old parish church
Lough Ennell Monastery
Hare Island Monastery,
Loughree
Mullingar Friary Dominican monks 1239-dissolution
Mullingar Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular 1227-dissolution
Multyfarnham Friary Franciscan Friars
fd. 15thC; reoccupied 1827
Tristernagh Abbey 12thC, dst. 1783 Kilbixy Abbey

County Wexford

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Ballyhack preceptory# Knights Templar; now the site of Ballyhack Castle
Dunbrody Abbey Cistercian monks from St Mary's, Dublin 1175/8-1537
Ferns Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
St. Mary's Abbey Church, New Ross Anglo-Norman abbey parish church
Rosslare Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
Selskar Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
Taghmon Monastery Augustinian Canons Regular
Tintern Abbey Cistercian monks 1200

County Wicklow

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Arklow Abbey Cistercian monks from Wyresdale ante1204, trns to Abington 1205
Arklow Friary Dominican monks 13thC
Baltinglass Abbey Cistercian monks from Mellifont 1148-1541; adapted as a private house and Protestant church, abandoned 1883; (NM) Vallis Salutis Abbey
Glendalough Cathedral and Monastery St. Kevin
St. Saviour's Monastery,
nr Derrybawn
Shelton Abbey^ now a state forestry school
Whaley Abbey
Wicklow Friary Franciscan Friars

Locations to be established

Foundation Image Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name/dedication References Location
Grellechdinach Abbey Cistercian monks from Mellifont
1148;
trns to Drumconaid c.1156
Drumconaid Abbey Cistercian monks trns from Grellechdinach c.1156; trns to Buniffi c.1158/9
Buniffi Abbey Cistercian monks trns from Drumconaid c.1158/9-1161; trns to Boyle 1161

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