Molough Abbey

Molough Abbey is first mentioned in the Life of St. Declan and dates back to the early days of Christian Ireland in the 5th century.

Molough Abbey

Molough Abbey is first mentioned in the Life of St. Declan and dates back to the early days of Christian Ireland in the 5th century. It was founded by the daughters of Cinaedh, King of the Déise, the predominant tribe in Waterford and South Tipperary. In the 14th century, an Augustinian convent was established here by the Butler family and was dedicated to Saint Brigid. The ruins date from this time and several fine Gothic windows and other features are still evident. Molough overlooks the River Suir in the southernmost part of Tipperary, just north-east of Newcastle village.

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Newcastle
Tipperary
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