Abbeydorney (Kyrie Eleison) Abbey, Cistercian, Co. Kerry
Abbeydorney Abbey was founded by the O Torna, chieftain of the region, in 1154 for the Cistercians from Monasteranenagh. The abbey was the daughter-house of Nenay Abbey in County Limerick, and was the only medieval Cistercian house in County Kerry.
Abbeyknockmoy / Knockmoy Cistercian Abbey, Co. Galway
Abbeyknockmoy was originally a Cistercian abbey founded in 1190 by the King of Connacht, Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair. The abbey was decorated by medieval wall paintings, traces of which survive in the presbytery. The monastery was plundered by William de Burgo in 1200.
Abbeylara Abbey, Cistercian, Co. Longford
Abbeylara was founded in 1205 by an Anglo-Norman lord, Richard de Tuit, not far from his castle at Granard. Richard was killed by a stone falling from Athlone Castle not long after he made his foundation.
Abbeymahon Cistercian Abbey, Co. Cork
It is a ruined abbey situated near Timoleague. It was founded in 1172 by Dermot MacCormac MacCarthy, King of Desmond. The site was originally at Aghamanister and was colonized with a group of Cistercian monks from Baltinglass.
Abbeyshrule Cistercian Abbey, Co. Longford
The Abbey was founded in 1150 by the O'Farrells, the local Irish chieftains. It was the 5th Cistercian foundation in Ireland. The abbey flourished for over 250 years, surviving an attempt to burn it down by an English army in 1476. It was closed by King Henry VIII. Some of the remains of the abbey still exist.
Baltinglass Abbey, Cistercian, Co. Kildare
Baltinglass was colonized from Mellifont in 1148 by Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster. The six beautiful Gothic arches on either side of the nave, supported by alternate round and square pillars, are a noteworthy feature of the ruins.
Bective Abbey, Cistercian, Co. Meath
The second Cistercian Abbey in Ireland was founded in 1147 as a 'daughter house' of Mellifont Abbey. This abbey is probably best known as a location during the shooting of the 1995 historical action-drama movie Braveheart.
Duiske Abbey, Cistercian, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Duiske Abbey, now the Catholic parish church, but once the church of a 13th century Cistercian monastery, founded in 1204, the remains of which have been incorporated into the building. In the graveyard to the south of the chancel there are two small granite high crosses.