Killone Abbey

Killone Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Chill Eoin[1]), situated on the banks of Killone Lake some 3 miles south of Ennis, County Clare, was an abbey of Canonesses Regular founded in 1190 by Donal Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond and Munster and dedicated to Saint John.

Killone Abbey
AffiliationAugustinian Pre-Reformation Catholic
Killone Abbey is located in Ireland
Killone Abbey
Shown within Ireland
Geographic coordinates52°48′22.32″N 9°0′15.62″W / 52.8062000°N 9.0043389°W / 52.8062000; -9.0043389Coordinates: 52°48′22.32″N 9°0′15.62″W / 52.8062000°N 9.0043389°W / 52.8062000; -9.0043389
Groundbreakingfounded c.1189 (or monks founded 1120)
Killone Abbey
Killone Abbey Graveyard Ennis
Killone Abbey Graveyard Ennis

The ruins of the abbey, accessible through land used for grazing cattle, are located in the grounds of Newhall House, and include substantial remains of the abbey church together with a crypt. A narrow (and somewhat restrictive) stone stairway leads between the altar and the east window to a ledge atop the remains of the south wall of the church, where an overview of the grounds may be seen with care (there being no safety features incorporated).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cill Eoin/Killone". Retrieved 8 July 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Ruins of Killone Abbey:[1]