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End of The Sligo Way Trail

walked from Slish woods to Dromahair to complete the walk, the Friary is very near the end and it... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Sligo, Ireland
A Gem

The Wild Atlantic Way seems oblivious to the charms of Dromahair. Creevelea is located on the... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Leitrim, Ireland
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Dromahair, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

walked from Slish woods to Dromahair to complete the walk, the Friary is very near the end and it is an amazing place, a labyrinth which just keeps going after you enter the small doorway, great architecture and history in this place.

Thank seanandchrisgaughan
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

The Wild Atlantic Way seems oblivious to the charms of Dromahair. Creevelea is located on the fringes of the village. It only had a short life in the sixteenth century, before it fell foul of Reformist zeal. A beautiful tracery window is still intact, as...More

1  Thank LaMouton
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful river walk and very beautiful ruins with great views of the river from the walls around it.

Thank Marylillian5
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Creevelea Friary was a unique find along the hidden path. It was interesting to see how many current graves were located within the old ruins. It was fun to walk around and find a lot of graves, past and present, with our last name.

1  Thank Carrie M
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

I found it fascinating that the Franciscans built this in the 1100s and the English destroyed it. Now it is a skeleton of what it once was and a cemetery.

Thank tomapar
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is such a beautiful place to walk, wander, sit, think, contemplate... On your way there, you might think you have taken a wrong turn as it is a little out of the way, but worth the orienteering lesson to find it!

Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
Reviewed August 17, 2017

You may need a local to show you where to start this walk as it isn't readily apparent. They are all happy to direct you when asked. It is across from the grocery store and a little up the street. However, it is a delightful...More

Thank oaktree56
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We've visited Creevela off and on over the years and always find it a beautiful spot to take a walk and climb a medieval ruin. There's a significant portion of the cloister arches still standing - more than in most monastic ruins. Note that the...More

Thank J R
Reviewed April 30, 2017

this place is worth finding. off the beaten path and you have the place to yourself. beautiful scenery around too.

Thank MonicaWelke
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Mystical enchanting beautiful Franciscan Abbey. Place of pilgrimage n prayer for centuries. Dignified noble ruins despite desecration during so called "Reformation" of 16th century. Peaceful oasis of stillness.

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Response from tomapar | Reviewed this property |
You could check with the local church. My grandfather died in Ballyhaunis and they had a record of where he was buried but I was unable to find any headstone. Good luck!