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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 18 June 2018
seanandchrisgaughan
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Sligo, Ireland
A Gem

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

Reviewed 4 June 2018
LaMouton
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Leitrim, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 June 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.

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Reviewed 4 June 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 12 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Marylillian5
Reviewed 11 January 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 6 January 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.

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Reviewed 7 November 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!

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Reviewed 17 August 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

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Reviewed 3 August 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 30 April 2017

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

Thank MonicaWelke
Reviewed 5 March 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 Marylillian5 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think there is a contact number - it’s free and open all the time. You might bring a picnic as there aren’t any facilities like that or public toilets but then again it’s a ten minute walk from Dromahair where there... More
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pinkypatsy1950
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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!
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