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Architecture of Mayo

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...

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...

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...

27 September 2011

1348 – Friary, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

“Abbey of Ballyhaunes, Co. Mayo” copper engraved print published in Francis Grose’s Antiquities of England and Wales, 1786.

27 September 2011

1440 – Rosserk Abbey, Co. Mayo

One of the finest and best preserved Franciscan monasteries in Ireland, Rosserk was founded in 1440. Now a National Monument, the single aisled church has a finely carved west doorway. There are other...

25 May 2011

1462 – Moyne Abbey, Co. Mayo

Moyne Abbey is one of most impressive ecclesiastical ruins in Mayo and a National Monument. It was founded by the Burke family as a Franciscan friary and consecrated in 1462. It is located...

30 December 2009

1469 – Burrishoole Abbey, Newport, Co. Mayo

Burrishoole Abbey was founded in 1469 by Sir Richard De Burgo. Set against the tranquil backdrop of Clew Bay, this Dominican Abbey was active for three hundred years and featured prominently in the...

30 December 2009

1550c – Rockfleet Castle, Newport, Co. Mayo

Rockfleet Castle or Carraigahowley Castle (Carraig-an-Cabhlaigh), is a tower house near Newport. It was built in the mid 16th century, and is most famously associated with the legendary Grainne ni Mhaille, Grace O’Malley,...

06 October 2012

1750c – Claremount, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Built in the 18th century, this house was the home of George Browne, third son of the 1st Earl of Altamont, in the 1760s. His daughter and heiress married Dominick Browne of Castlemagarret...

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