The Northwest Sights

Creevelea Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Founded by the Franciscans in 1508, Creevelea was the last community to be established before the suppression of the monasteries by England's King Henry VIII, and the abbey now lies in handsome ruins.

Like many other decrepit abbeys, the place still holds religious significance for the locals, who revere it. One curiosity here is the especially large south transept; notice, too, its cloisters, with well-executed carvings on the pillars of St. Francis of Assisi. The abbey is located a 10-minute walk from Dromahair by following a flower-filled path alongside the Bonet River.

Sight Information


R288, Dromahair, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Published 01/10/2017


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