Lislaughtin Abbey

Ballylongford , Co. Kerry

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Lislaughtin Abbey in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.

Known locally as Lislaughtin Abbey (meaning Lachtin's dwelling), St. Lachtin was the first to preach Christianity in the area.

The Abbey was raided twice by the English, first during the Second Desmond Rebellion and again during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. The Abbey was finally dissolved in the 17th century.

A priceless processional cross, the Lislaughtin Cross, was later discovered by a local farmer. It is now displayed in the National Museum in Dublin and is thought to have been buried by the friars for safekeeping during the English raids.

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