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Kilmallock (Priory)

Order: Dominican Friars, Dominican Friars

Name of Foundation: Kilmallock

Townland: Abbeyfarm ()

Main events in the history of this site

1579 - Two Franciscans, Patrick O'Hely, bishop of Mayo, and Conn O'Rourke were captured after landing in Askeaton, and were tortured and hanged in 1579 in Kilmallock. Their bodies were brought back to the convent of Askeaton, where they were buried with solemnity in 1647. (Westropp), (Medieval religious houses, Ire., 243)  

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Images of this site

Carved capital, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Carved head, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Cloister arcade (northern arcade), Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican


Cloister garth, with 19th century Roman Catholic church of Ss. Peter and Paul by architect J.J. McCarthy in the distance, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Cloister seen through doorway in nave, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Close view, five-light east window, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican


Crossing tower, view from chancel, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Eastern wall of south transept, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Exterior, northern nave wall, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican


Exterior, western doorway, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Five-light east window, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

General view in the snow, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican


General view, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Head corbel, crossing, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Interior of northern wall of nave, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican


Niche with carved surround in southern wall of nave, beside crossing, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Pointed transept arches, south transept, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Reticulated 'honeycomb' traceried window, southern transept, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican


Row of windows on the south wall of chancel, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Stairs from cloister garth to upper level of conventual buildings, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

Stairs in crossing tower, looking towards the south transept window and wall tombs, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican


Upper level, northern range of conventual buildings, with fireplace, windows and chimney stack, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

View from chancel through crossing to western doorway and switch-line tracery window, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

View through crossing towards the east window, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican


Wall tomb, north wall of chancel, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

General view in the snow, Priory of St. Saviour, Dominican

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