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Abbeyknockmoy near Monivea County Galway
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Abbeyknockmoy  ~  Monivea
 
 
Abbeyknockmoy (or Abbey), is a parish, 7 miles south-east of Tuam, and partly in the barony of Clare, but chiefly in that of Tyaquin, County Galway.

The name 'Knockmoy' signifies 'the hill of the plain;' and the abbey which shares with it in the designation of the parish, was anciently called 'Monasterium de colle victoriae'.

Abbeyknockmoy County Galway Ireland
   
The establishment is said to have been founded and endowed in 1180, by Cathal O'Connor, monarch of Ireland, in commemoration of a victory obtained by him at its site over Almericus de St. Lawrence. Considerable ruins of the edifice, which still exist, contain some frescoes, which, though rude in design, and faded in colour, possess uncommon interest for the antiquary, as the most authentic memorials anywhere to be found of ancient Irish costumes.

Abbeyknockmoy is the location of the ruins of a Cistercian Abbey of Knockmoy. Founded by Cathal Crovdearg O Connor, who was buried there in 1244.

 

 
 
 

 

 
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