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Cross Abbey - Mainistir na Croise

Eachléim Heritage Centre
Aughleam, Belmullet, County Mayo

Ruins of an Early Christian medieval Church of Cross situated in a graveyard. It is thought that the monastic settlement on Inishglora was moved to Cross in the 10th century retaining the alais Inishglora or Saint Brendan's throughout the medieval period. From the 14th century onwards it became a priory dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and a dependant on the Abbey of Ballintubber, from which it received its revenue.

Used as a place of worship in the early christian period affiliated to Ballintober Abbey

An Abbot from Ballintubber founded the priory of Cross and had to pay 20 oras of silver rent to Ballintubber.

The Diocese of Killala from its institution to the end of the penal times by Most Rev Thomas McDonnell (Bishop McDonnell). Its lands were confiscated in the composition of Connaught in 1585. Only gravestones and a part of a chapel remain to tell the tale of Cross Abbey

Ionad Deirbhle - Eachléim Heritage Centre 
| Saint Deirbhile | Fishing | Islands |

Items of interest to be viewed at the Eachléim Heritage Centre
| 3 Smoothing Irons | Blacksod Lighthouse | Churn | Claw Anchor | Corncrake | Creel | Cross Abbey | Currach | Deirbhiles Twist | Driller 1 | Driller 2 | Family on Duvillaun Island | Frying pan | Glosh Tower | Handmade leather shoes | Kettle | Last | Lighthouse effects | Old National School house on Iniskea Island | Poitín still on Duvillaun Island | Pot Oven Lid | Quilt | Saint Deirbhle's Church | Saint Deirbhle's Grave | Saint Deirbhle's Holy Well | Scuffler | Ship's anchor light | Skillet with lid | Slane | Sugan | Weaving outside an old cottage on Duvillaun Island |

For more information visit the Ionad Deirbhile website

Uaireanta Oscailte

10am - 6pm laethanta na seachtaine
12noon - 6pm Dé Domhnaigh

Opening Hours

10am - 6pm weekdays
12noon - 6pm Sundays

Ionad Deirbhle
Eachléim Heritage Centre 
Eachléim (Aughleam)
County Mayo

Tel: +353 (0) 97 85727/28/90
Fax: +353 (0) 97 85790