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Tag Archives: William De Vesci
The last of the Kildare Town Abbeys I recently visited was Grey Abbey, situated to the south of the town. The site can be accessed from either the Kildare Village outlet boardwalk or from the graveyard side on the Grey … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged 1254, 1539, Abbey, boardwalk, disrepair, Earls, Franciscan, Friars, Gerald Fitzmaurice, Graveyard, joan de burgo, Kildare, kildare village, Lord Offaly, Town, William De Vesci 7 Comments
Founded in 1292 by William De Vesci Lord of Kildare. The current church dates back to 1887 and became known as the White Abbey because of the color of the Carmelites habits. There are no remains of the earlier structures which … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged 1292, Abbey, Brigid, Carmelites, Castle, Chapel, church, Cruciform, edward mooney, Franciscans, Friars, Gothic, Granite, Grey Abbey, Habits, havenphotography, Henry VIII, Ireland, John Harris, Kildare, Lord of Kildare, Monasterevin, monasteries, Patrick, Penal Laws, Pugin, Sculpture, Stained Glass, White, William De Vesci, William Hague 2 Comments
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