Cell Eóin
Community ID
 
1095
 
Alternate Names
 
Cell-Eoin, Abbey of Saint John / Ecclesia S. Johannis (1251) / Killane (1545) / Killiean (1243) / Killean / Killone
 
Diocese
 
Killala
 
Region
 
Clare
 
Medieval Location
 
Killone
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
Saint John the Baptist
 
Date Founded
 
1189 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1584 or earlier
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian
 
Foundation Information
 

Donal Mor O'Brien? Or possibly Donnchad Cairprech Ua Briain, son of Domnall, in first third of 13th century (see Towards a Prosopography of Nuns in Medieval Ireland)

 
Notable Heads
 

Slaine, daughter of Donnchad Cairprech O Briain, d. 1259 / Dubcollaithig O Briain, d. 1350 / Renalda Ni Bhriain, abbess, c. 1500-1510 / Honora Ni Bhriain, abbess, c. 1540

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Caterine Ni Bhriain, c. 1510

 
Dependency Of
 

Clare Abbey

 
Visitations
 

founded on land belonging to Clare Abbey (founded at same time)

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

Ui Bhriain (O Brian family)

 
Assets/Property
 

valued at 2m. in taxation of 1302-6 / vested in crown 1584

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

13th-century remains include Romanesque east windows and vaulted crypt under the chancel (around 1225.) Church was shortened in 15th century, present west wall built; north wall rebuilt, some domestic buildings added.

 
Manuscript Sources
  
Contributors
 
R. Eickwort
 
Contributors Notes
 

Information contributed by Dianne Hall, 2003

 
Date Started
 
1189
 
Date Finished
 
1584
 
Length
 
407