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Address: Dromahair, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201

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Amazing place in beautiful surroundings

I visited Creevelea Friary on an overcast morning and spent a wonderful 90 minutes wandering around the ruins. The place has so much to explore with all the different rooms and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I visited Creevelea Friary on an overcast morning and spent a wonderful 90 minutes wandering around the ruins. The place has so much to explore with all the different rooms and architecture but be mindful and respectful as the place is still used as a burial site for residents of Dromahair. I drove to the Friary but there is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

well worth the gentle walk to the Fiary, you can walk all around the ruins. Check out the healing mud. Watch the arches for hidden frescos. Enjoy the view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This shouldn't be missed.. For a walk thru a Friary's ruins where folks are still buried, tombstones of long ago, with the beautiful countryside and sheep in the distance - this place is enchanting. I had satellite mapped it and wrote down what I saw so we could find it. My hired driver didn't even know it existed and was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Lovely spot on the Lough Gill drive. Worth your time to drive down the winding road. Much bigger inside than you can imagine from the other side of the wall. Can only imagine what this would have been like in its pomp, but worth trying to imagine.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Creevelea Friary is full of great history and charm. Make sure to check out the headstone where many miracles took place. You can't miss it with the number of rosary beards that adorn the headstone. Worth a visit!!

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Stevensville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Creevelea Friary was an excellent example of a relatively well-preserved friary of the era. The complex is actually deceptively small from the outside; it goes on forever once inside and must've had 40-50 rooms of various types when active. We learned from our tour guide of Wild West Irish Tours that Cromwell himself had sacked and burned the Friary... More 

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Long Valley, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is worth a visit if ever in the area. It is a nice drive from town and a good stopping point if driving around Lough Gill. Give yourself 30 minutes to take what it's remaining walls have to offer. There is ample parking and no charge to visit. In fact you are likely to find the place all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We decided to take the drive from Sligo around Lough Gill and glimpsed the friary across the river. We initially parked near the Public Works and a gracious man, clearly familiar with our mistake, redirected us to the now closed hotel parking lot. You can drive directly to the site but parking at the hotel and taking the path through... More 

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Derry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

On the Lough Gill drive you will pass through the village of Dromahair. Park in the Abbey Manor Hotel carpark. Just behind the hotel, a foot bridge crosses the little river Bonet. A paved footpath winds along the riverbank for about a mile, a very easy, peaceful scenic walk. This leads to a small cottage with picturesque Crevala Friary beyond.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

What a simple Friary and cemetary just sitting in the open to be viewed by anyone. Free to enter and mainly a ruin. Crevela Friory is lovely! Leave a half hour to enjoy or take a full hour and take a walk by the pasture, down a path and follow the brook, so peaceful and great for photographers. Visitthe little... More 

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Address: Dromahair, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Leitrim  >  Carrick-on-Shannon  >  Leitrim

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