Old Abbey

Abstract: Story collected by a student at St. Vincent de Paul, Drogheda school (Drogheda, Co. Louth) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0679/2/5

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The Old Abbey [duchas:4963560]

The Old Abbey is a little back street situated in the west end of Drogheda in St. Peter's parish.  The ruins of an old Augustinian Abbey are still to be seen there.  It was built by the Augustinians in the thirteenth century. There is a secret passage under the town from the Old Abbey to Magdalene tower.  When Cromwell came to Drogheda the monks were obliged to leave.  All that remains is the belfry and a richly carved door. The Augustinian monks never lived in it again.  When they came back to Drogheda they built a new church in Shop St. where they now reside.

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Drogheda, Co. Louth
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p. 184
Volume 0679
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Sr. Magdalen .
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DroghedaDroichead ÁthaDroghedaLouth
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Original reference: 0679/2/5

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"The Old Abbey"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5078029>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Sr. Magdalen .
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
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Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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