List of monastic houses in Ireland

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.

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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.

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List of Houses by CountyEdit

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Northern IrelandEdit

County AntrimEdit

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


 
 
Aghnakilla Monastery (approx.)
 
Antrim Monastery
 
Ardclinis Friary
 
Armoy Monastery
 
Ballyprior Priory
 
Bonamargy Friary
 
Carrickfergus Friary
 
Church Island Abbey, Lough Beg
 
Connor Monastery Cathedral
 
Cranfield Monastery
 
Culfeightrin Monastery
 
Drumeeny Monastery
 
Druim La Croix Abbey
 
Drumtullagh Monastery
(approx.)
 
Dundesert monastic site
 
Duseverick monastic site
(approx.)
 
Glenarm Friary
(site)
 
Glenavy Monastery
 
Glynn monastic site
(approx.)
 
Inispollan monastic site
(approx.)
 
Inver Friary (approx.)
 
Kells Abbey
(approx.)
 
Kilroot Monastery
(approx.)
 
Lambeg Friary
 
Layd Friary
 
Magheramorne Monastery
 
Massereene Friary(approx.)
 
Muckamore Priory
 
Portglenone Abbey
 
Portmore Monastery
 
Rams Island Monastery
 
Rashee Monastery
(approx.)
 
Rath-easpuic-innic Monastery
(approx.)
 
Rathlin Monastery
 
Skerry Monastery
 
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   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   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   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   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   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
  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   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 ArmaghEdit

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


 
 
ARMAGH (see right)
 
Ballymoyer Monastery
 
Creggan (approx.)
 
Derrynoose Monastery
 
Eglais Monastery
 
Killevy Abbey
 
Kilmore Monastery
 
Kilnasaggart Monastery (approx.)
 
Mullaghbrack
 
Seagoe Monastery
 
Tartaraghan Grange
 
Tassagh Priory
 
Tynan Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in County Armagh
 
 
Armagh Abbey (approx.)
 
Armagh Priory of Culdees (approx.)
 
Temple-na Ferta (approx.)
 
Armagh Temple Brigit (approx.)
 
Armagh Friary
 
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 #   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   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 DownEdit

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


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


 
 
Downpatrick Monastery
 
St Thomas the Martyr's Priory (approx.)
 
Cruciferi Priory (approx.)
 
Downpatrick Priory (approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in Downpatrick
 
 
Movilla Abbey
 
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   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 #   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 #   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)
____________________
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
____________________
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
____________________
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 +   early monastic site, founded 6th century? (c.513) by St Mocholmog (Colman);
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1192?, extant
Druim-mor-mocholmog
Drumbo Abbey   early monastic site, founded 5th century by St Patrick?;
plundered by Connor, son of Artgal M'Lochlin 1130
Druim-bo
Dundrum Preceptory   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   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   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   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   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   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)   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   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   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   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 #   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 FermanaghEdit

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


 
 
Aghalurcher Monastery (approx.)
 
Aghavea Monastery
(approx.)
 
Boho Monastery (approx.)
 
Davy's Island Monastery (approx.)
 
Devenish Island Abbey
 
Gola Priory
 
Inishmacsaint Monastery
 
Kilcoo Monastery (approx.)
 
Kiltierney Monastery
 
Kinawley Monastery (approx.)
 
Lisgoole Abbey (approx.)
 
Magheracross Monastery (approx.)
 
Pubble Monastery
 
Rossory Monastery
 
Tivealough Friary (approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in County Fermanagh
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aghalurcher Monastery   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   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   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
  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 LondonderryEdit

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


 
 
Aghadowey Monastery
 
Aghanloo Monastery
 
Agivey Monastery
 
Ballymagrorty Monastery
 
Ballynascreen Monastery
 
Banagher Monastery
 
Bovevagh Monastery
 
Camus Monastery
 
Church Island Monastery
 
COLERAINE
(see right)
 
Cumber Monastery
 
LONDONDERRY (see right)
 
Desertmartin Monastery
 
Desertoghill Monastery
 
Donnybrewer Monastery (approx.)
 
Drumachose Abbey
 
Dunboe Monastery
 
Duncrun Monastery (approx.)
 
Dungiven Monastery
 
Errigal Monastery (approx.)
 
Faughvale Monastery
 
Kilcronaghan Monastery
 
Kilrea Monastery
 
Lan More Friary
 
Lissan Monastery (approx.)
 
Macosquin Abbey
 
Maghera Monastery
 
Magilligan Monastery (approx.)
 
Tamlaght Finlagan Monastery
 
Tamlaght O'Crilly Monastery
 
Termoneeny Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in County Londonderry
 
 
Derry Monastery
(poss site)
 
Derry Monastery
(poss site)
Locations of monastic houses in County Londonderry
 
 
Coleraine Monastery - St Patrick's
 
Coleraine Monastery - St Carbreus
(approx.)
 
Coleraine Friary
(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   early monastic site, traditionally founded 11th century? by St Muriedbach O'Heney;
under erenaghs until early 17th century
Bennchor;
Bangoria
Bovevagh Monastery   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   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 +   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 +   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 TyroneEdit

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


 
 
Ardboe Monastery
 
Ardstraw Monastery
 
Ardtrea Monastery
 
Ballynasaggart Friary
 
Priory of Our Lady of Benburb
 
Bodoney Monastery
 
Brantry
 
Cappagh Monastery
 
Carrickmore Monastery
 
Clogher Abbey — St Macarten's Cathedral
 
Clonfeacle Monastery
 
Corickmore Abbey
 
Donaghanie Monastery
 
Donaghedy Monastery
 
Donaghenry Monastery
 
Donaghmore Monastery
 
Donaghrisk Priory
 
Dromore Abbey
 
Drumragh Monastery
 
Dungannon Friary (approx.)
 
Dunmisk Monastery
 
Errigal Keerogue Monastery
 
Glenarb Monastery (approx.)
 
Kilskeery Monastery (approx.)
 
Leckpatrick Monastery
 
Magheraglass Priory (approx.)
 
Omagh Friary
 
Pubble Friary (approx.)
 
Scarvagherin Friary
 
Strabane Friary (purported)
 
Termonamongan Monastery
 
Termonaguirk Monastery (approx.)
 
Trillick Monastery (approx.)
Locations of monastic houses in County Tyrone
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Ardboe Monastery   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   early monastic site, patron St Eoghan;
erenaghs until 16th century
Ceapach;
Kappagh
Cappaghquoart
Carrickmore Monastery   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   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   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   early monastic site, founded by St Patrick Domnach an Eich;
Donnagh an egh
Donaghedy Monastery   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   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   order unknown
founded 1294 by a member of the O'Hagan family
Domnach-riascad;
Donarisk
Dromore Abbey   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   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   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   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   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   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 IrelandEdit

County CarlowEdit

(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.

 
 
Acaun - supposed foundation (approx.)
 
Agha Monastery (approx.)
 
Aghade Priory
 
Ballymoon Preceptory (supposed)
 
Carlow Monastery
 
Poor Clare Monastery, Carlow
 
Clonmore Monastery
 
Dunleckney Preceptory
 
Killerig Preceptory
 
Leighlin Abbey
 
Leighlinbridge Monastery
 
Lorum Monastery
 
St Mullin's Monastery
 
St Mullin's 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
  Monastery of Perpetual Adoration
____________________
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
____________________
Killargy;
Killarge;
Friarstown
Leighlin Abbey +   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   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 CavanEdit

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

 
 
Cavan Friary
 
Drumlane Abbey
 
Killinagh Monastery
 
Kilmore Abbey
 
Lough Oughter Abbey
 
Slanore Monastery
 
Tomregan 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   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
____________________
Cabhan;
Brefinium
Drumlane Priory   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
____________________
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 #+   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 ClareEdit

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


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


 
 
Ennis Friary
 
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)
  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)
  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
____________________
Clareabbey;
Clar;
Clair;
Clayr;
Cleara;
de Forgio;
Forgy
Corcomroe Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Chorca Mrua)
  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
____________________
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)
  Gaelic monks
founded 6th century reputedly by St Colmcille
Dysert O Dea Monastery
(Irish: Díseart Uí Dheá)
  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)
  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
____________________
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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  early monastic site, founded by Iníon Bhaoith
Killone Abbey
(Irish: Mainistir Chill Eoin)
  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
____________________
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
____________________
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)
  Gaelic monks
founded by St Mogua
Nuachongbhail
Oughtmama Monastery
(Irish: Mainistir Ucht Máma)
  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)
  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)
  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 CorkEdit

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


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



Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abbeymahon Abbey   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   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   Cistercian monks — from Baltinglass;
founded 1172 by Dermot MacCormac MacCarthy, King of Desmond
dissolved before 1278: transferred to Abbeymahon
Ui Badamna;
Abbey
Ballybeg Priory   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   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   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   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   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 #   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   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   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   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   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   (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   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)   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)   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   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 DonegalEdit

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

 
 
Ard Mhuire Friary
 
Assaroe Abbey
 
Balleeghan Friary
 
Ballymacswiney Friary
 
Ballymagroarty Monastery
(approx.)
 
Ballysaggart Friary
 
Bothchonais Monastery (approx.)
 
Carrickmore Monastery (approx.)
 
Carrowmore Monastery
 
Clonca Monastery
 
Clonleigh Monastery
 
Clonmany Monastery (approx.)
 
Conwal Abbey
 
Desertegny Monastery (approx.)
 
Domnach-mor-magene Monastery
(approx.)
 
Donagh Monastery (site)
 
Donaghmore Monastery
 
Donegal Friary
 
Drumhome Monastery
 
Eskaheen Monastery (approx.)
 
Fahan Monastery
 
Gartan-Rath Monastery
 
Glencolumbkille Monastery
 
Inishkeel Monastery
 
Inis Saimer Monastery
 
Inver Monastery
 
Kilbarron Monastery (approx.)
 
Kilcar Monastery (approx.)
 
Killybegs Friary
 
Killydonnell Friary
 
Kilmacrenan Friary
 
Kilmonaster Monastery
 
Lough Derg Friary — Saints Island
 
Lough Derg Priory — Station Island
 
Magherabeg Friary
 
Mevagh Monastery
 
Moville Monastery (approx.)
 
Racoon Monastery (approx.)
 
Raphoe Monastery
 
Rathmullan Priory
 
Raymoghy Monastery
 
Rossnowlagh Friary
 
Taughboyne Monastery
 
Temple Douglas
 
Tory Island Abbey (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   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   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   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   early monastic site
Clonca Monastery   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   early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 6th century by St Colmcille;
probably continuing after 1111
Culmaine;
Cluain-maine
Conwal Monastery   Gaelic monks
founded in early 7th century;
erenaghs until early 17th century
Conwall Monastery
Cnodain Monastery early monastic site[notes 76]
Culdaff Monastery   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   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   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   early monastic site, Gaelic monks
possibly continuing after 1111;
erenaghs at least until c.1609
Druim-thuoma;
Druim-tuama;
Drimholm;
Mullanacross
Eskaheen Monastery   early monastic site Iskaheen;
Uisce-chaoin;
Uskechaoin
Fahan Monastery    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    early monastic site, Gaelic monks
founded 521 by St Colmcille
Garton;
Gartan;
Gortan
Glencolumbkille Monastery   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   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   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   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   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   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   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)
  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   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   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   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   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 *   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 DublinEdit

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


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

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


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


 
 
Augustinian Friary
 
Augustinian Friary,
later site
 
Dominican Nunnery,
first site
 
Dominican Nunnery,
second site
 
Dominican Nunnery,
current site
 
Franciscan Abbey
 
Galway Friary
 
Galway Priory
Locations of monastic houses in Galway
 
 
Loughrea Priory
 
Loughrea Priory, current site
Locations of monastic houses in Loughrea
 
 
Clonfert Abbey
 
Clonfert Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in Clonfert
 
 
Tuam Monastery
 
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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   early monastic site Druim-muccado;
Droma-Mucada
Dunmore Monastery misidentification of Donaghpatrick[notes 105]
Dunmore Priory   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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
  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   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   Benedictine nuns
Mansion served as convent boarding school until closure in 2010
Lissonuffy Cell Historical county location. See County Roscommon
Loughrea Priory   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 +   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   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   early monastic site, founded before 779;
destroyed by the Danes 807
Ros-chaim;
Ros-camm
Ross Errilly Friary   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 +   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 KerryEdit

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


 
 
Abbeydorney Abbey
 
Aghadoe Monastery
 
Ardfert Friary
 
Ardfert Cathedral Monastery
 
Ballinskelligs Priory
 
Bentee Mount Monastery (approx.)
 
Brandon Mount Monastery (approx.)
 
Caherbarbagh Monastery (approx.)
 
Carrig Island Monastery
 
Church Island Monastery, Valencia Harbour
 
Church Island Monastery, Lough Curra
 
Derrynane Abbey
 
Feaghman West Monastery
 
Gallarus Monastery (site)
 
Illaunloughan Monastery
 
Illauntannig Island Monastery
 
Innisfallen Abbey
 
Inishtooskert Monastery
 
Inishvickillane Monastery
 
Keeldarragh Monastery
 
Kilcolman Abbey
 
Kildreelig Monastery
 
Kildreenagh Monastery (approx.)
 
Kildrenagh Monastery (approx.)
 
Killabuonia Priory
 
Killagha Abbey
 
Killiney Monastery
 
Killemlagh Monastery
 
Killoe Monastery (approx.)
 
Kilogrone Monastery
 
Kilmalkedar Monastery
 
Kilrellig Monastery
 
Kilpeacon Monastery (approx.)
 
Lislaughtin Abbey
 
Muckross Abbey
 
Oriel Monastery
 
Ratass Cathedral Monastery
 
Rattoo Monastery
 
Rattoo Abbey
 
Riasc Monastery
 
St Manchan's Monastery
 
Scarriff Monastery (approx.)
 
Skellig Michael Monastery
 
Temple Cashel Monastery
 
Termons Monastery
 
Tralee Holy Cross Priory
Locations of monastic houses in County Kerry
Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abbeydorney Abbey   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   ?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   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   early monastic site, founded 6th century by St Brendan of Clonfert;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded after 1111, translated from Ratass
Ballinskelligs Priory   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
  Cherich-inis?;
Lough Kay
Church Island Monastery, Lough Currane    early monastic site, Anchorites;
founded by Finan Cam
Lough Curane
Derrynane Abbey   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   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
  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   early monastic site, probably continuing after 1111 Cell-maeilchetair
Kilrellig Monastery,
Bolus Head
Kilpeacon Monastery early monastic site, Anchorites Kilpeacan
Lislaughtin Abbey   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   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   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
  early monastic site - founded 6th century by Bishop Lugaid/Lugach Rath-muighe-tuaiscirt - "fort/rath of the northern plain".
Rattoo Abbey,
nr Ballyduff
  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   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
  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   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 KildareEdit

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


 
 
ATHY
(see right)
 
CASTLEDERMOT (see right)
 
Celbridge Abbey
 
Clane Friary
 
Cloncurry, supposed Friary (approx.)
 
Cloncurry Friary (possible)
 
Donaghmore Monastery
 
Dunmanoge Monastery
 
Dunmanoge Monastery (site?)
 
Graney Priory
 
Great Connell Priory
 
Inchaquire, supposed Friary (approx.)
 
Kilberry 'Abbey'
 
Kilcock Monastery (supposed)?
 
Kilcork Camera(?)
 
Kilcullen Abbey
 
KILDARE (see right)
 
Killashee Monastery
 
Killelan 'Abbey'
 
Killybegs Preceptory