|Name:||Gallen Priory [Also: Ferbane]||CISP No:||GALPR|
|Place:||Gallen Priory||Grid Ref:||N 118 235 (IR)|
|County:||Offaly (Uíbh Fhaili) , Ireland||Saint(s):||none|
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 820...it 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'.