Map Reference: M506436 (1506, 2436)

Abbeyknockmoy has a pointed west doorway surmounted by a single-light window with ogee head.

The church had north and south aisles, each of four bays with broad dividers. Only the two most westerly arches are unblocked on both aisles.

The east chapels in the south transept The east chapels in the north transept

The cruciform church has two east chapels in each of the transepts. The chancel has three short lancets in the east wall and these are surmounted by a single lancet. There is good vaulting over the chancel. It is inaccessible at present but the wall paintings for which the abbey is famous are visible through the gate.

The cloister lay to the south of the church but there is no arcade in place. The chapter house in the east range was originally a large vaulted room lit by five narrow decorated lancets. It has now been divided into three by a solid wall and a three-bay arcade.

 The remains of the doorway to the chapter house

These dividers encroach on two of the lancets. Fragments of carved stone, stored within the ruin, indicate that the cloister arcade had dumbbell-shaped pillars.

The lancet windows in the chapter house

The exterior of the five lancet windows in the chapter house

The night stairs

For more examples of Cistercian Abbeys click the following links

Corcomroe, Co Clare Grey Abbey, Co Down Inch Abbey, Co Down Duiske Abbey, Co Kilkenny Jerpoint, Co Kilkenny Monasteranenagh, Co Limerick Abbeylara, Co Longford Abbeyshrule, Co Longford Mellifont, Co Louth Bective, Co Meath Boyle, Co Roscommon Holy Cross, Co Tipperary Hore Abbey, Co Tipperary Kilcooly, Co Tipperary Dunbrody, Co Wexford Tintern, Co Wexford Baltinglass, Co Wicklow

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