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

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A tranquil almost meditative experience

Creevelea friary is up a lane, only a stone's throw from Dromahair village. This was the last Franciscan  friary  to be built before the suppression of the English monasteries by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2016
Dromahair, Ireland
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Dromahair, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Creevelea friary is up a lane, only a stone's throw from Dromahair village. This was the last Franciscan  friary  to be built before the suppression of the English monasteries by the English king Henry VIII in the middle of the 16th century.   It takes it's name from  An Chraobh Liz which means the grey branch. The now ruined friary is ... More 

2 Thank Bernadette014
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A little difficult to find but well worth the visit. Still used as a local cemetery but steeped in history from way back in the day. Interesting history, crumbling buildings but retains a spiritual presence nonetheless.

1 Thank Teresa C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Andy-Cabs
glenwood springs
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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

Thank deesmagic
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

Thank 255060Andy
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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!!

Thank HFM64
Stevensville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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 

Thank ejrobert
Long Valley, NJ
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

Thank SteveCap
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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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