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Aughrim (Priory)

Order: Augustinian Canons

Name of Foundation: Priory of St. Catherine
Dedicated to: St. Catherine

Barony: Clonmacnowen/ Cluain Mhac nEoghain
Civil Parish: Aughrim/ Eachroim
Townland: Foats or Levallynearl ( Fóit nó Leathbhaile an Iarla)

Main events in the history of this site

pre 1206Foundation - The priory of St. Catherine, O.S.A., is said by some people to have been founded by one of the Butlers, which is doubtful. Ware, HT, gives by Theobald Walter, first Butler of Ireland (d. 1206). But as this appears to have been a typical Irish convent, it is more likely that it was built on the early site by an O'Kelly before the arrival of the Anglo-Normans, and that a Butler may have been a benefactor at a later period. (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
1307 - In 1307, Aughrim was burned by some of its own princes (A. Conn), (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
1378 - In 1378, an indulgence was granted, the church being in need of repair. (CPR), (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
1437 - In 1437, Malachy Macthayg became prior after the resignation of David Ymolmihil. (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
1457 - In 1457, John O'Kelly had been received as a canon at Aughrim before being appointed prior of Clontuskert of the Arroasian Order. (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
1470 - In 1470, Prior Eugenius received papal absolution for manslaughter. (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
1474 - In 1474, a canon asked to be transferred from Trim, which had plenty of canons, to Aughrim, which had few. (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
1483 - 1478 - In 1483, John O'Kelly, archdeacon of Clonfert, became prior in commendam of Aughrim. In 1486 - 7, Eugenius was unlawfully acting as prior. (CPR), (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
c.1562 - In c. 1562, Aughrim was granted, with Tuam and other monasteries, to Richard, Earl of Clanricarde. (A (AG)), (Med. religious houses, Ire., 158) 
741 - 814 - In the early period, Bishop Flann Aighle died 741, Bishop Maelimorchair died in 751, Abbot Reachtabra died in 787, and Maelduin, a bishop and erenagh of Aughrim, was killed in 814 (AU, Med. religious houses, Ire.,) 
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