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Carrowkeel

Site/Artefact
Murrisk

Type
Graveyard

Site Number
SMR Mayo 087 03102

National Grid Reference
091960 East
282640 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Ireland, Discovery Series No 31

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Description
Carrowkeel a townland meaning the narrow quarter has in its location a wonderful Augustinian Friary, founded in 1457. Pope Callitus the third, granted permission to a Hugh O'Malley, an Augustinian friar from the house of Corpus Christi at Banada in Co. Sligo, to establish the church and friary here.

The local chieftain of the area Thady O'Malley reputedly granted the lands at Murrisk for the church's foundation. Its not known whether the two were related but it is curious that both carried the same family name. The Abbey now in ruins is L-shaped, in two parts consisting of the church to the south and the domestic buildings running north from the choir wall. The east wall has a particularly fine five-light window.

Excavation Details
N/A

Access/Ownership
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail

References

Check out the following sections of the website for related information:

Mayo Sites and Artefacts

1. Mayo Abbey
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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