Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 11665
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Carville , Geraldine.
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  • Title: Cistercian Nuns in Medieval Ireland: Plary Abbey, Ballymore, County Westmeath
  • Source: Hidden Springs: Cistercian Monastic Women. Book One. Medieval Religious Women Volume Three.  Edited by John A. Nichols and Lillian Thomas Shank, O.S.C.OCistercian Studies Series.  Cistercian Publications, 1995.  Pages 62 - 84.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Architecture- Religious Ballymore Lough Sewdy, County Westmeath, Ireland- Plary Abbey Cistercian Order Ireland Monasticism
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Twelve figures. Five maps. Map One Distribution of nunneries in medieval Ireland. Map Two Location of Ballymore in relation to Wales and England. Illustration Three The site relationship between Plary Monastery and the founder's motte. Illustration Four A Drawing of a motte and bailey. Illustration Four B The distribution of mottes in medieval Ireland. Illustration Ten The lands belonging to Abbey Shrule near Ballymore. Three photographs of reconstructed buildings: a house type of this period, a ring fort, and a crannog or lake dwelling. Illustration Seven A plan of Kirkless, a Cistercian nunnery in Yorkshire. Two aerial photographs: Abbey Shrule and the archaeological remains of Plary Monastery.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0879076135