Castlelyon Friary, Carmelite, Dominican, Co. Cork
Founded in 1307, by John de Barry for the Carmelite Friars, and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The present ruins probably date from the 15th century. During the Penal times, the Carmelites, Franciscans and Dominicans were associated titularly or otherwise with the Priory.
Knocktopher Carmelite Friary / Abbey, Co. Kilkenny
The Abbey was started by Earl of Ormond for the Carmelite order of Friars in 1356. The Friars were expelled in Cromwell's wake in 1654. It then became a Convent until 1737. The Abbey was largely demolished in 1870. A medieval tower with a probably earlier, 12th century Romanesque doorway and a modern top still survives, together with the north wall of the church.
Loughrea Carmelite Abbey of St. Mary, Co. Galway
St Mary's Abbey was founded c. 1300 by Richard de Burgo. It was extended in 1437 and remained in operation under the protection of the Earls of Clanricarde until despoiled by Cromwellian troops in 1652. The current abbey, church and convent, erected during the 19th century under the auspices of Sir John Burke are still major religious centres.
Rathmullan Carmelite Priory Friary, Co. Donegal
The Friary was founded by Eoghan Rua MacSweeney in 1516. In 1607 Rathmullan was also said to have seen the last of the Gaelic Order, most notably the O'Neills, during the Flight of the Earls to the continent.
St. Mary's Carmelite Abbey, Ballinasmalla, Co. Mayo
St. Mary's Abbey was founded in 1288 for the "Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel" by the Prendergast family of Claremorris. Although surpressed by Elizabeth I c.1585 and partially destroyed by Parlamentarian Forces in 1649 the Carmelites remained almost continuously in St. Mary's for 600 years until c.1870.