Molough Abbey, Moloughnewtown, County Tipperary

Molough Abbey :: Outside & Looking towards Knockmealdown Mountains
Molough Abbey :: Outside & Looking towards Knockmealdown Mountains

a couple miles from Newcastle, County Tipperary is a monastery that was founded in the 6th century and was dedicated to St Brigid, an Irish saint. The buildings date to the 13th century. As we walked around, the enclosed layout showed multiple buildings, including a church and two ‘domestic’ buildings, and cloister. Louise (Nugent) explained that the site was built so that the nuns could move from building to building, completing daily tasks without leaving the premise.

This was our first stop and I was amazed at the number of items that she was able to point out. It was the little things, such as colored plaster work along one of the doors, as well as a limestone doorway. While I have a long way to go, but our last stop I was beginning to name some symbols … Okay, so it was not the easy ones like the sun and moon.

Here is a link to Louise’s site on Molough Abbey.

Molough Abbey :: Doorway
Molough Abbey :: Doorway
Molough Abbey :: Inside the Church
Molough Abbey :: Inside the Church
Molough Abbey :: Gravestone
Molough Abbey :: Gravestone
Molough Abbey :: Windows
Molough Abbey :: Windows
Molough Abbey :: Inside the Abbey
Molough Abbey :: Inside the Abbey
Molough Abbey :: Plaster Work
Molough Abbey :: Plaster Work
Molough Abbey :: Window in Domestic Room
Molough Abbey :: Window in Domestic Room
Molough Abbey :: More Plaster Work
Molough Abbey :: More Plaster Work

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