Ballinskelligs Priory

Map Reference: V432651 (0432, 0651)

Ballinskelligs Augustinian Priory was founded for monks who came to the mainland from Skellig Michael in the 12th or 13th century, and was dedicated to St Michael. It consists of a range of buildings running NE - SW. At the north-east is a two-storey building and closer to the sea is a rectangular church.

There is an open area to the west and another rectangular building. Beyond this is another building.

There are a number of two-storey tombs, all of which have been opened revealing coffin fragments and bones. At the east end of the church is a large archway and there are doorways in the north and south walls.

The building just to the west has a small two-light window with ogee heads at the east end and a larger round- headed opening. About 300m to the north is the ruin of a small MacCarthy castle.

For details of other Augustinian Friaries click on the links below

Clare Abbey, Co Clare Killone, Co Clare Ballybeg, Buttevant, Co Cork Bridgetown, Co Cork Dungiven, Co Derry Clontuskert, Co Galway Dunmore, Co Galway 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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