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 to visualize what how this building would look today if it were not for King... 更多
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 be a wonderful site to visit if the town would make the grounds more appealing.
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.
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 name from An Chraobh Liz which means the grey branch. The now ruined friary is ... 更多
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.
I visited Creevelea Friary on an overcast morning and spent a wonderful 90 minutes wandering around the ruins. The place has so much to explore with all the different rooms and architecture but be mindful and respectful as the place is still used as a burial site for residents of Dromahair. I drove to the Friary but there is also... 更多
well worth the gentle walk to the Fiary, you can walk all around the ruins. Check out the healing mud. Watch the arches for hidden frescos. Enjoy the view
This shouldn't be missed.. For a walk thru a Friary's ruins where folks are still buried, tombstones of long ago, with the beautiful countryside and sheep in the distance - this place is enchanting. I had satellite mapped it and wrote down what I saw so we could find it. My hired driver didn't even know it existed and was... 更多