Mainistir Laoise
genitive: Mhainistir Laoise
validated name
(Irish)
Abbeyleix
(English)

Glossary

English monastery

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the abbey of Laois
    Laois — logainm

    Lex Dei (‘dlí Dé’) an t-ainm Laidine a bhí ar an mainistir seo. Tá cuntas uirthi ag Ó Corragáin in History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory II 387–394. Ní fios go cinnte suíomh na mainistreach.

    Ainmneacha stairiúla:
    Fearann na Manach “the land of the monks” an t-ainm a bhí ar an dúiche mórthimpeall ar an mainistir, as na Manaigh Liatha (na Cistéirsigh) (1563 ‘Franamanagh’ Cotton Map) — cf. Fearann an Phrióra “the land of the priory” (1563 ‘Feranoprior’) faoi par An Fosadh Tigh Mochua (#1436).

    Mionainmneacha ar an léarscáil:
    An Ghreallach “the miry ground” is bunús le 1540 ‘the Grallagge’ [leg. ‘Grallaghe’], 1660 ‘Grealagh Bog’, srl., Grallow Wood SO — portach atá sa chuid seo den bhaile fearainn (www.epa.ie). Cf. bf Cnoc na Greallaí Cill Fhinnche Bheag (#27757) taobh thiar de Dharú.

Centrepoint

52.913, -7.34266latitude, longitude
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Properties

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Archival records

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Historical references

1838y
Mainister Laoighis, 'monastery of Leix'
OD:AL
1838
Abbeyleix
Swan, E. L.:AL
1838
Abbeyleix (Town)
Rec. Name:AL
1838
[…] Leix abbye
Inq. C I:AL
1838
Abbeyleix
HCSV:AL
1838
Abbeyleix
Edge, J.:AL
1838
Abbeyleix
Cahill Co. Map:AL
1838
Abbeyleix
Butler, J.:AL
1838
Abbeyleix
BS:AL
1838
Abbeyleix
Bell, W.:AL
1838
Abbeyleix
Bar. Cons.:AL

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