The Ecclesiastical History of the Diocese of Meath; Ancient and Modern Volume 1

The Ecclesiastical History of the Diocese of Meath; Ancient and Modern Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...of Dunboyne, with all the able men of the bailiwick, ordered to meet the Lord Justice at Trim for the purpose of defending the English Pale. The causes which have led to the decline of this flourishing town were the extinction of our national independence. and in latter years the new system of olitical economy, viz., pasturage and the consolidation of arms. RELIGIOUS HOUSES There was a monastery at Dunboyne, founded in the townland of Kilbraynan or Kilbrena, which belonged to the priory of Mullingar. The ruins of this religious house stood up to seventy years ago, when the walls were ruthlessly torn down. Some of the old inhabitants still remember them. A monastery at Salestown, which seems to have belonged to the abbey of St. Thomas, Dublin, some of the walls of which still stand. A monastery at Portane, parish of Dunboyne, the walls of which remained up to fifty or sixty (years ago, when they were levelled and the stones carte away. It belonged to the Abbey of Christ Church, Dublin. A convent stood at the west end of the present cemetery of Dunboyne. A convent at Cushimtown, of Dun-boyne; some of the walls remain. CHURCHES OF DUNBYONE. In addition to the parish church of Dunboyne there were chapelries at Vessington, Rathleek, J arretstown, Loughsallagh, Clonee, Portane, Cushinstown, Salestown, and Kilbraynan. In-the parish of Kilbride there was the parishchurch, and a chapelry at Belgree, which belonged to the convent at Lismullen. The parish church of Dunboyne was dedicated to St. Peter' and St. Paul. All that remains of the old building is the belfry, a square tower about seventy-four feet in height. A Protestant church at present occupies the site. The baptismal font is in the church, and another, more ancient, marks the grave...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789113
  • 9781236789112