Cell Sléibe Cuilinn
Community ID
 
1093
 
Alternate Names
 
Slievgowlyn / Killeevy / Killeavy
 
Diocese
 
Armagh
 
Region
 
Armagh
 
Modern Location
 
near Camlough; barony Upper Orior
 
Date Founded
 
500 (circa - needs verification)
 
Date Terminated
 
1542
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian 1144 (needs verification)
 
Foundation Information
 

Saint Monenna(a.k.a. Moninne, Darerca) supposedly founded her first monastery of nuns at Faughart ca. 484, then moved to Beg-erin under St. Ibar, then returned north to Killeevy (see The Life of Saint Monenna by Conchubranus).

 
Notable Heads
 

See The list of abbesses in Conchubranus’ Life of saint Monenna. Saint Monenna, founder / Saint Conchenna, abbess, d. 654 (needs verification; probably earlier), sister of Saint Lugad of Clonfeacle (needs verification) / coarb Moninna d. 1077 / Alicia Negan McDonnechy O'Hanlon, last abbess

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

taxed by Niall, son of Murray O'Lochlain, for royal heir's feasting, 1163

 
Assets/Property
 

valued 40s. 10 Mar 1542 at dissolution; sites and temporalities granted to Sir Marmaduke Whitchurch and J. Wakeman, tithes granted to Marmaduke (Medieval Religious Houses, Ireland: With an Appendix to Early Sites,321)

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

extant remains

 
Manuscript Sources
 

TCD MS 1292 (olim H 1 18), f. 66.

 
Contributors
 
R. Eickwort
 
Date Started
 
500
 
Date Finished
 
1542
 
Length
 
769