Ruins of old church in Creevaghbawn

Extract from Killererin - A Parish History pps

Ruins of old church in Creevaghbawn cemetery
Photo: B. Connolly

Ruins of old church in Creevaghbawn

Ecclesiastical site

The significant Creevaghbaun ecclesiastical site which was first settled by the Carmelite Friars in 1332, is located mainly in the townland of Crrevaghbaun. hence the name, while the nearby holy well and sweathouse, or teach alais, are both located in the townland of Kilmore , or Culmore. Today the site consists of the remains of an ancient Carmelite church, a burial ground and the aforementioned sweathouse and holy well.

Different spellings

Different spellings for this area, including Creevaghbawn, Creevaghbaun, Crevaghbane, amongst other variations, are noted in various articles and records over the centuries.

 

This page was added on 30/07/2021.

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