700th Anniversary of Athboy’s Carmelite Friary

On Tuesday 17 October 2017, the Parish of Athboy will commemorate the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Carmelite Friary in the town. The commemoration evening will begin at 7.30pm with a celebration of Mass in St James parish church. Fr. Richard Byrne, Carmelite Provincial, will lead the celebration at which Bishop Smith with …

The Carmelite Monastery of Athboy

The following article was taken from a publication called “The Gentleman’s Magazine” of December 1785, published by a Mr. Sylvanus Urban. This article describes the ruins of The Carmelite Monastery at Athboy and includes a sketch which dates from about 1765. The author simply signed the article as A.M.T. These ruins have undergone many changes …