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Description of antiquities in the parish of Burrishoole from the Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942
There are nine pages in the survey for Burrishoole Parish devoted to of the various antiquities in the area with very detailed architectural descriptions supplied in some cases. The antiquities include:
Burrishoole Abbey. Founded in the 15th century and associated with the Burke or de Burgo family.
Medieval town of
Coolygrean church situated close to Burrishoole Abbey.
Liosmore Fort. Mainly of interest because it contains a souterrain.
Fort and souterrain at Shanvallyhugh.
St. Dominic’s Well, originally a souterrain.
Standing stones near Tirenar
There are separate sketches of Burrishoole Abbey, Liosmore Fort and St. Dominic’s Well. Also included is a sketch of a megalithic tomb from Slievemore on
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There are 23 photographs of antiquities in the area. These are listed below. Clicking on a title will display the photograph.
Monument erected to Fr. Manus McSweeney, Burrishoole Abbey
Two standing stones near Rosgalive Bridge
Inscribed tomb of the O'Kellys, Burrishoole Abbey
St. Dominic's Well, Burrishoole Parish
Burrishoole Abbey from south west
Altar beside St. Brendan's Well, Burrishoole Parish
South side of chancel showing two ogee headed windows, Burrishoole Abbey
Burrishoole Abbey: west gable, main door, with small light over.
St. Dominic's Well souterrain, Burrishoole Parish. View from south showing roof removed.
Cross erected near St. Dominic's Well, Burrishoole Parish
St. Brendan's Well, Burrishoole Parish
Quern in position for work, Burrishoole Parish
Pair of hand querns showing working faces, Burrishoole Parish
Altar with bullauns near Cashel wall, Burrishoole Parish.
St. Dominic's Well souterrain, Burrishoole Parish
Burrishoole Abbey. Window of two ogee headed lights with square hood mouldings over.
Burrishoole Abbey, outside of east window.
Burrishoole Abbey, some of the cloister arches.
Burrishoole Abbey, east window seen through chancel arch.
Burrishoole Abbey, south window tracery.
Burrishoole Abbey, arches giving access to south wing from nave.
Burrishoole Abbey, close-up of double light ogee headed window.