Callan Augustinian Priory


Map Reference: S417439 (2417, 1439)

The ruins of the Augustinian Priory consist of a rectangular building with a central tower.



A spiral stairway leads above the tower crossing and there are three storeys above that. In the N wall of the church at the W end is a large arch which may have led to a transept. At the E end of the church in the S wall is a very fine triple sedilia.



The decorated hood features birds, dogs and dragons as well as foliage.



Beside the sedilia is a good piscina with a quatrefoil basin.



There is one tomb-chest at the east end of the church but it is very plain. There is some carving on the outside of the doorway.



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 Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry 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



Return to County Kilkenny List
Return to Gazetteer