Site: Gallen Priory

Name:Gallen Priory [Also: Ferbane] CISP No:GALPR
Place:Gallen Priory Grid Ref:N 118 235 (IR)   Map
Parish:Garrycastle Stones:14
County:Offaly (Uíbh Fhaili) , Ireland Saint(s):none
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

Macalister/1949, 71: `ancient ecclesiastical foundation'.

Also see Kendrick/1939, 1-20.

Petrie/1872, 11: `A monastery was erected here by St. Canoc...we read of the Monastery having been burnt to the ground in the year was restored by a party from Wales, who afterwards founded a celebrated school...It was successively burnt, or spoiled, in the years 949, 1003, 1519, 1531, and 1548...The ruins of a fifteenth century church, with its flamboyant east window, are still standing in Sir Edmund Armstrong's demesne near the village of Ferbane, in the King's County, at a distance of about two hundred yards from which is a low grassy mound, probably the site of the original foundation'.