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Ballintubber Abbey

Site/Artefact
Ballintubber Abbey

Type
Monastic Site

Site Number
SMR Mayo 099 0601

National Grid Reference
115420 East
279280 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Ireland, Discovery Series 38

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Ballintubber Abbey, Co Mayo (Photo: Ballintubber Abbey Trust)


This photo and one below: Liam Murphy

Description
windowsThe Abbey that we see today is on the site of an earlier Christian church said to have been founded by St Patrick in 441AD after his return from a forty day fast on the summit of Croagh Patrick (Egan, 1990). In and around the Abbey precincts are many architectural and landscape references to St Patrick. The bath house, where weary pilgrims would have washed their feet on having completed the long journey from the holy mountain, is called 'Dabhach an Chóra' the bath of the righteous. Next to what is known locally as the 'Abbey field' there was a flagstone, now buried, which was said to have had the imprint of St Patrick's knee on it.

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Ballintubber Abbey Trust

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2. Balla
3. Ballintubber Abbey
4. Tóchar Phadraig
5. Aghagower
6. Lankhill
7. Boheh
8. Croagh Patrick Summit
9. Carrownalurgan
10. Ardoley
11. Kiladangan
12. Glaspatrick
13. Shrawee
14. Clare Island - Strake
15. Clare Island - Lecarrow
16. Caher Island
17. Durless

18. Carrowmore
19. Knappaghmanagh
20. Cushalogurt
21. Carrowkeel Ecclesiastical Remains
22. Thornhill
23. Carrowkeel Murrisk
24. Carrowkeel Cahernaran
25. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-1
26. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-2
27. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-3
28. Carrowmacloughlin/ Glencally/ Teevenacroaghy
29. Carrowmacloughlin Sweathouses
30. Glaspatrick Holy Well

31. Glaspatrick Rath-1
32. Glaspatrick Early Ecclesiastical Remains
33. Glaspatrick Ringfort
34. Glaspatrick Rath-2
35. Glaspatrick Ecclesiatical Remains
36. Glaspatrick Altar
38. Glaspatrick Graveyard
39. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-1
40. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-2
41. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-3
42. Teevenacroaghy

 

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