H9501 : St Mochta's House on the Augustinian Priory site, Louth Village

taken 6 years ago, near to Louth, The White Cross, Chanonrock, Mullacrew and Tullycahan, Louth, Ireland

St Mochta's House on the Augustinian Priory site, Louth Village
St Mochta's House on the Augustinian Priory site, Louth Village
The house or, more correctly, oratory can be seen to the right of the ruined priory. Mochta. a sixth century Celtic saint, never saw this house which dates only from the 12thC.

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St Mary's Abbey, Louth Village

This ruined medieval priory stands on the northern outskirts of Louth Village. It stands on the site of Celtic monastery established by St Mochta in the early sixth century. In the 1130s the Augustinians established an abbey here and during the following century it was burnt down no fewer than four times. The present ruins are those the abbey built after the fire of 1166. The monastery was dissolved in the 16thC with the monastic lands passing to the hands of Lord Louth, a scion of the Plunket family, of which the later Catholic martyr St. Oliver Plunket was a member.


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Thursday, 11 August, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 19 August, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
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Irish: geotagged! H 955 014 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.2028N 6:32.7259W
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Irish: geotagged! H 956 014
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