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Dunmore Abbey
Mainistir Dhún Mór
Dunmore Abbey is located in Ireland
Dunmore Abbey
Location in Ireland
Monastery information
Other names Donmore Mac Oryshe; Downemore; Dominensis
Order Augustinians
Established c. 1423
Disestablished 18th century
Diocese Clonfert
Founder(s) Walter de Bermingham
Status Inactive
Style Late Gothic
Location Abbeyland North, Dunmore, County Galway
Coordinates 53°37′14″N 8°44′30″W / 53.620458°N 8.741628°W / 53.620458; -8.741628
Public access yes
National Monument of Ireland
Official name Dunmore Abbey Friary (Augustinian)
Reference no. 273

Dunmore Abbey is a medieval Augustinian friary and National Monument located in County Galway, Ireland.


Dunmore Friary is located in the northern part of Dunmore, County Galway.


Dunmore was an early monastic site, allegedly founded by Saint Patrick in the 5th century.

The site was founded for the Augustinian friars before 1425 by Walter de Bermingham, Baron Athenry.

Dunmore Abbey was dissolved in 1569, but the friars remained in occupancy. After the Reformation part of the friary was converted into a parish church of the Church of Ireland.

In 1574 the land was held by John Fitz-Thomas Burke.

In 1641 there were still a prior and thirty friars in the community. The friars left in 1645, taking refuge at Mayfield.

In 1698 a comprehensive inventory was made.


Dunmore Abbey (Augustinian Friary)
The abbey church

There is a fine and decorative 15th century west doorway.

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