Ballybeg Augustinian Priory, Buttevant

Map Reference: R542078 (1542, 1078)

The Augustinian priory at Ballybeg was founded about 1230. Little remains of the large church except for the lower part of the tower.

High up near the crossing are two good masks, one of which is hairy. The holes for the bell-ropes pass through two other hairy masks. The more southerly of these appears to have horns. Two lancet windows in the west wall encroach slightly on the crossing which is of later date. At the east end of the church are three stone coffins.

A short distance to the west is a three-storey tower, possibly residential. The site of the cloister may be seen to the south of the church where one corner remains. A short distance to the south-east is a cylindrical two-storey tower.

The lower level houses a magnificent columbarium with an excellent corbelled roof and more than 300 roosts.

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For details of other Augustinian Friaries click on the links below

Clare Abbey, Co Clare Killone, Co Clare Bridgetown, Co Cork Dungiven, Co Derry Clontuskert, Co Galway Dunmore, Co Galway Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry Callan, Co Kilkenny Kells, Co Kilkenny Adare, Co Limerick Rathkeale, Co Limerick Abbeyderg, Co Longford St Mary‘s, Drogheda, Co Louth Ballintubber, Co Mayo Cong, Co Mayo Errew, Co Mayo Ballyboggan, Co Meath Athassel, Co Tipperary St Mary‘s, Cahir, Co Tipperary Fethard, Co Tipperary

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