Thursday, 21 May 2020

Lusk Abbey (Walsh) EDIT

c. xliv p. 434-5

Lusk in the barony of Balruddery twelve miles north of Dublin AD 497 St Culineus or Macculine was abbot and bishop of Lusk his feast is there observed on the 6th of September AD 498 died the bishop Cuynea MacCathmoa AD 616 died the bishop Petranus AD 695 died Cassan the learned scribe of Lusk In this year a synod was held at Lusk St Adamnanus was present it was also attended by the principal prelates of the kingdom There are extant certain decrees usually called the canons of Adamnan and which are chiefly relative to some meats improper for food together with a prohibition of eating such of them as contain blood Colga the son of Moenach abbot of Lusk attended the synod AD 734 died the abbot Conmaole MacColgan AD 781 died the abbot Conel or Colgan AD 825 the Danes destroyed and ravaged this abbey AD 835 died Ferbassach bishop of Lusk AD 854 the abbey and town were destroyed by fire AD 874 died the bishop Benacta AD 882 died the bishop Mutran AD 901 died Buadan bishop of Lusk AD 906 died the bishop Colman AD 924 Tuathal MacOenagan bishop of Duleeke and Lusk died
AD 965 died the blessed Ailild son of Moenach bishop of Swords and Lusk Many of the ancient monasteries having been totally demolished and wrecked by the Danes the succession of bishops has been lost and those minor sees became merged in the greater bishoprics Many of those ancient monasteries have not been rebuilt as persons desirous to embrace the monastic state could enter the establishments of canons regular as well as those of the Benedictine and Cistercian order which were introduced by St Malachy The church of Lusk consists of two long aisles divided by seven arches adjoining the west end stands a handsome square steeple three angles of which are supported by round towers and near to the fourth angle is one of those ancient round towers so peculiar to Ireland it is in good preservation and rises several feet above the battlements of the steeple Nunnery This house which was originally founded for nuns of the order of Aroasia was afterwards appropriated to the priory of All Saints Dublin and in the year 1190 it was translated to Grace Dieu by John archbishop of Dublin The walls said to have been those of this ancient nunnery are still to be seen at Lusk

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Kilnais (Walsh) EDIT

c. xliv p. 434.

Kilnais near Swords where St Cumanea is honored She is mentioned as the daughter of Aidus king of Leinster The daughters of this prince were distinguished by their piety and lived in a nunnery their names are given as Ethnea Sodelbia and Cumanea The name of Cumanea does not appear in the calendars

Friday, 13 March 2020

Kilmainham Priory (Walsh) EDIT

c. xliv p. 431-

Kilmainham adjoining the city of Dublin on the south side anciently called Kill Magnend St Magnendus was abbot of this monastery in the early part of the seventh century he is said to be the son of Aidus prince of Orgiel who died AD 606 The name of St Magnend occurs in the Irish calendars at the 18th of December Priory of Kilmainham under the invocation of St John the Baptist was founded about the year 1174 for knights Templar by Richard Strongbow earl of Pembroke or Strigul King Henry H confirmed his act Hugh de Cloghall was the first prior AD 1205 Maurice de Prendergast was prior AD 1231 John de Callan was prior AD 1274 the prior William Fitz Roger was made a prisoner with several others by the Irish at Glendelory when many of the friars were slain AD 1301 William de Rosse was prior He was also lord deputy of Ireland In 1302 William was chief justice AD 1307 Walter de Aqua was prior In this year the Templars were everywhere seized Gerald fourth son of Maurice lord of Kerry was the last grand prior of that order in Ireland In the space of one hundred and twenty six years during their institution to the time in which the order was suppressed the knights Templar were in possession of 16,000 lordships Their lands and possessions of every kind were bestowed on the knights of St John of Jerusalem by the Pope the king confirming the grant In England many of the knights Templar were committed to monasteries with a daily allowance to each of four pence and to the grand master of two shillings daily the chaplains were allowed three pence daily and to their servants the sum of two pence were given and for this allowance they were to perform the former services they had before done for the Templars while their lands were in their possession It is probable that the same mode of treatment was adopted in Ireland by the ministers of the crown This priory which was granted to the knights of the order of St John became an hospital for the reception of guests and strangers totally excluding the sick and infirm who had admission before this change It became exempt from all ordinary jurisdiction AD 1315 William de Ross was probably the first prior AD 1316 Roger Outlaw was prior AD 1321 Roger Outlaw the prior was lord chancellor of Ireland AD 1327 Roger continued prior and lord chancellor AD 1328 Roger was accused of heresy by Richard Ledred bishop of Ossory On enquiry made he was honorably acquitted AD 1333 Roger was prior AD 1340 Roger was prior and chancellor he died this year is recorded as an upright and prudent man who by care and the especial favor and license of the king had procured many lands churches and rents for his order AD 1340 John Marshall succeeded as prior AD 1341 John le Archer was prior and lord chancellor of Ireland
AD 1349 John continued in bis offices AD 1479 James Keating was prior In consequence of maladministration he was deprived by the grand master of Rhodes Peter Daubussen who appointed Marmaduke Lomley an Englishman of a noble family to succeed Having landed at Clontarf a commandery of the order Keatinge hastened thither with a body of armed men took Lomley prisoner and detained him in close confinement until he had resigned all the instruments of his election and confirmation Lomley protesting against the violence that was offered to his person An account of those violent proceedings being forwarded to the king and to the grand master at Rhodes Keating enraged at the sentence of excommunication which was pronounced against himself expelled Lomley from the commandery of Kilsaran which he had before assigned him and threw him into prison accusing the unfortunate Lomley as the cause of those troubles The archbishop of Armagh strenuously but in vain strove to liberate him Lomley died as appears in an act of the tenth of Henry VH of a broken heart Keating was at length dislodged having kept forcible possession of the hospital until 1491 and ended his factious life as is supposed in the most abject poverty and contempt Keating having alienated the property of the hospital it was enacted in 1494 that all persons who should have in their custody any of the holy cross jewel or ornament belonging to the priory of pledged by Keating should be restored to the present James Wall who was directed to pay the money for which the relics were sold or pledged AD 1496 Sir Richard Talbot was prior was displaced in the year by the grand master AD 1498 Robert Evers was prior removed in 1591 by the same AD 1535 Sir John Rawson the prior surrendered to the royal King Henry VIII Sir John was created viscount of Clontarf a pension of five hundred marcs from the estate of the hospital AD 1557 the prior of the hospital was by authority of Cardinal the Pope's legate whose mother the countess of Salisbury King VHI sent to the block restored to his former possessions Queen having confirmed the act under the great seal on the 8th of Sir Oswald Massingberd was made prior who on the accession of Queen Elizabeth withdrew from the kingdom The priory of Kilmainham at the dissolution was one of the most and elegant structures in the kingdom By an inquisition the thirty second of Henry VHI the hospital had three gardens and an orchard within the walls four towers erected on those walls three other gardens and an orchard and two hundred and sixty acres of arable land Parcels of its possessions were granted to the burgesses and commonalty of the town of Athenry in the county of Galway another to Anthony Deering the twentieth of Queen Elizabeth to hold forever at the annual rent of 16s Irish money and again in the thirty sixth of that good Protestant queen a grant was made to William Browne to hold to him and to his heirs forever in free soccage at the annual rent of 57 10s

Friday, 12 July 2019

Palmerstown Priory (Walsh) EDIT

c. xliv p. 435

Palmerstown in the barony of Newcastle on the river Liffey and miles west of Dublin Richard prior of the house of St Lawrence near Dublin sued Reginald de Barnevalle and his mother Joan for a freehold in Tyrnewer they held contrary to law AD 1427 Henry VI granted the custody of the leper house near to John Waile to hold the same with all the messuages and tenements thereunto belonging at the yearly rent of three shillings so long as the same would continue in his the king's hands