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Castlelyons Dominican Friary
CastlelyonsCo. Cork
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In the early-14th century, John de Barry established a friary for the Carmelite Order at Castlelyons, a village found 7km south of Fermoy in County Cork. The present ruins are thought to date from the 15th century and include nave, chancel and tower.

Though many of the facts surrounding the friary at Castlelyons are not clear, it’s believed John de Barry founded it for the Carmelites in the early 14th century. The Dominicans are thought to have inhabited the abbey at a later date.

Located just 7km south of Fermoy, County Cork, the ruins that stand today date from the 15th century and comprise nave, chancel, choir, spiral staircase, tower and grave slabs.

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