Strade Abbey facts for kids
|Mainistir na Sráide|
|Other names||Straide Abbey
Abbey of Athletan
|Order||Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
|Founder(s)||Jordan de Exeter|
|Location||Strade, County Mayo|
|Official name||Strade Abbey|
Strade Abbey is located in the eastern part of Strade village.
Strade Friary was founded c. 1240 by Jordan de Exeter, or his son Stephen, at the bequest of Jordan's wife Basilia, daughter of Meyler de Bermingham. It was inhabited by the Order of Friars Minor (Observant Franciscan Friars), before being refounded by the Dominican Order in 1252/53. It was burned in 1254.
In 1266, Thomas, bishop of Lismore, acknowledges to have ‘received at Athlone, on July 2, 1266, from Friar Henry de Siscle and Friar John Matugan [Madden], of the Dominican convent of Athletan [Straide], the sum of 28½ marks, Crusademoney, collected by them and their brethren in their own district.
Strade Friary was dissolved in 1578 and leased to James Garvey. In 1588 a lease of the abbey was granted to Patrick Barnewall for forty years.
In 1756, there were seven friars in Strade Abbey, and four in 1767. Fr. Patrick D. Kelly, the last of the friars of Strade, died c. 1858.
The buildings that remain are of the 13th–15th centuries, including a magnificent tomb in the north part of the chancel.
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