Creevelea Friary

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Creevelea Friary was founded in 1508 and was in use until the 17th century when the Franciscans were forced to leave by the Cromwellian army. The nave, choir, tower and transept are well preserved and it is now protected as a national monument. In addition, a castle constructed for Lord Villier (c. 1626) is present in the village. In 1798 General Humbert led Irish and French forces to defeat the British at battles in Castlebar and south Collooney. Humbert's forces were then pursued through Leitrim to Longford. His army is known to have rested in Dromahair and captured British artillery was thrown into the Bonet to allow faster movement of the army.

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