6. The Wee Abbey

Clones , Co. Monaghan

6. The Wee Abbey
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6. The Wee Abbey in Clones, Co. Monaghan.

The Wee Abbey
This building is St Peter and Paul's Abbey but is referred to locally as the 'Wee Abbey' and dates from the 12th century.

The church is Romanesque in style and is evidence of the Roman church in Clones. The Protestant Reformation led to the suppression of the monasteries in the 16th century and the monastic settlement at Clones was destroyed.

By the 17th century the Abbey was a ruin but solitary monks continued to live in the locality through the 17th and 18th centuries. An English garrison was established within the ruins of the Wee Abbey in the early 17th century.

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