Cahir Abbey facts for kids
|Mainistir Chathair Dún Iascaigh|
Ruins of the abbey church
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|Other names||Cathair-duine-iascaid; Cahir-Dunesk; Cayrdunheach; Chaier; Kaherdunesche; Catherdunesque|
|Established||late 12th century AD|
|Diocese||Waterford and Lismore|
|Founder(s)||Galfrid de Camville|
|Location||Abbey Street, Cahir, County Tipperary|
|Official name||Cahir Abbey Priory (Augustinian)|
The priory was founded in the late 12th century AD. Galfrid de Camville, Anglo-Norman Baron of Cahir and Fedamore, made a grant to its hospital c. 1200.
St Mary’s priory is a multi phased, with evidence of the original 13th century buildings and further alterations and additions in the 15th and 16th/17th centuries.
The priory was dissolved in 1540 and surrendered by prior Edmond O'Lonergan; the church, parochial and conventual buildings were occupied by Sir Thomas Butler by January 1541. The priory was alienated by William Hutchinson and Edward Walshe 1561 and granted to Edmond Butler in 1566.
There is a residential tower, apparently seventeenth century in date, immediately west of the chancel.
There are also a cloister and domestic buildings. Mason's marks are visible.
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