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Architecture of Connacht

27 September 2011

9th Century Round Tower at Turlough, Co. Mayo

A well preserved round tower, now a National Monument. Not as tall as other examples, it has a round headed doorway, and flat and gable headed windows. The church alongside is 18th century...

09 October 2012

1190 – Knockmoy Abbey, Abbeyknockmoy, Co. Galway

The Cistercian Abbey of Knockmoy was founded in 1189-90 by the King of Connacht (Cathal Crovdearg O Connor, who was buried there in 1244) in the years 1189-1190. Knockmoy is rare in that...

28 November 2011

1227 – St. John’s Castle, Rinndown, Co. Roscommon

Built in 1227 by King Henry III of England, populated by up to 1000 people in it’s heyday. Destroyed, ruined and forgotten in less that 150 years, one of the most important medieval...

30 December 2009

1230c – Franciscan Monastery, Claregalway, Co. Galway

Probably founded by a Norman lord, John de Cogan in the first half of the 13th century. Like other monasterys of the period, the buildings were clustered around a central cloister. In the...

09 November 2012

1241 – Athenry Abbey, Co. Galway

In 1241, the Dominican Abbey was founded by Meiler de Bermingham, 2nd Lord of Athenry. Built over many years, the refectory, which is gone, was built around 1265, with the chapel completed before...

30 December 2009

1250 – Dominican Friary, Sligo, Co. Sligo

Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid-13th century by Maurice FitzGerald, Baron of Offaly. The Abbey has had a turbulent history, having been destroyed by fire in...

27 January 2012

1250c – Strade Abbey, Co.Mayo

Originally a site of a Franciscan Friary, it was transferred to the Dominicans in 1252. Parts of the building date from the mid 13th century, although a good portion appears to be 15th...

28 November 2012

1257 – Roscommon Abbey, Co. Roscommon

Founded in 1253 and consecrated in 1257. The church originally consisted of one long aisle with lancet windows. Those on the east and west walls were replaced in the 15th century with traceried...

27 May 2012

1265 – Augustinian Abbey, Ballintubber, Co. Mayo

A monastery was founded here for the Augustinians in 1216, but was largely rebuilt in 1265 after a fire. Dissolved in 1542, the Augustinians returned in 1635 before Cromwellian forces destroyed much of...

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