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Creevelea Friary

Dromahair, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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Beautiful abbey ruins next to quaint village along the river

We've visited Creevela off and on over the years and always find it a beautiful spot to take a walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Asheville, North Carolina
great ruins of a friary in a beautiful setting

this place is worth finding. off the beaten path and you have the place to yourself. beautiful... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Burlington, Wisconsin
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Dromahair, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited Creevela off and on over the years and always find it a beautiful spot to take a walk and climb a medieval ruin. There's a significant portion of the cloister arches still standing - more than in most monastic ruins. Note that the...More

Thank J R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

this place is worth finding. off the beaten path and you have the place to yourself. beautiful scenery around too.

Thank MonicaWelke
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.

2  Thank Irish I
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...More

1  Thank willreturn2015
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...More

Thank traveler3220
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.

Thank H8650XLliz
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...More

Thank superunkn0wn
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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

Thank James W
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...More

2  Thank Bernadette014
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.

1  Thank Teresa C
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