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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.
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail
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- Morahan, L. 2001, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo,
archaeology, landscape and people, Westport
Check out the following sections of the website for related information:
Mayo Sites and Artefacts
1. Mayo Abbey
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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