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Dominican Abbeys

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...

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...

13 November 2009

1226 – Black Friars Abbey, Waterford

According to Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary “A monastery for Dominican or Black Friars, called also Friars Preachers, who were introduced into Ireland in 1226, was founded by the citizens, who for that purpose applied...

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