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Address: Dromahair, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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353-71-61201

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Mystical Abbey

Mystical enchanting beautiful Franciscan Abbey. Place of pilgrimage n prayer for centuries. Dignified noble ruins despite desecration during so called "Reformation" of 16th... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Mystical enchanting beautiful Franciscan Abbey. Place of pilgrimage n prayer for centuries. Dignified noble ruins despite desecration during so called "Reformation" of 16th century. Peaceful oasis of stillness.

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1 Thank Irish I
County Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

While visiting Leitrim we came to Dromahair specially to see Creevelea and we were not disappointed. We were amazed with the scale of the building and the workmanship of a 15th century building. The building has been preserved to a great degree. I was trying to visualize what how this building would look today if it were not for King... More 

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Thank willreturn2015
Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were thrilled to finally visit the abbey where our relative was the Bishop. We actually found his tombstone even though it was greatly deteriorated. Very disappointed to hear that the Abbey (Friary) is now maintained by the Public works office.....what a shame. This could be a wonderful site to visit if the town would make the grounds more appealing.

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Thank traveler3220
Leitrim, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Creevelea Abbey is the remains of the last Franciscan friary. You can walk to it from the village of Dromahair along the Bonet River, lovely views and very interesting reading some very old Headstones.

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Thank H8650XLliz
Dartford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We walked through Dromahair on the nature trail to get to Creevelea Abbey which was a lovely walk across the river and through a small forest. We came across a gorgeous little cottage and then found the Abbey. Be mindful that it has graves in the Abbey so be respectful. It is a beautiful Abbey with lots of Celtic stones.

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Thank superunkn0wn
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Excellent example of a Franciscan friary and in somewhat mark distinction from the Silgo friary. very quiet and contemplative.

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Thank James W
Dromahair, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Creevelea friary is up a lane, only a stone's throw from Dromahair village. This was the last Franciscan  friary  to be built before the suppression of the English monasteries by the English king Henry VIII in the middle of the 16th century.   It takes it's name from  An Chraobh Liz which means the grey branch. The now ruined friary is ... More 

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2 Thank Bernadette014
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

A little difficult to find but well worth the visit. Still used as a local cemetery but steeped in history from way back in the day. Interesting history, crumbling buildings but retains a spiritual presence nonetheless.

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1 Thank Teresa C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

I visited Creevelea Friary on an overcast morning and spent a wonderful 90 minutes wandering around the ruins. The place has so much to explore with all the different rooms and architecture but be mindful and respectful as the place is still used as a burial site for residents of Dromahair. I drove to the Friary but there is also... More 

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1 Thank Andy-Cabs
glenwood springs
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

well worth the gentle walk to the Fiary, you can walk all around the ruins. Check out the healing mud. Watch the arches for hidden frescos. Enjoy the view

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