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The ruins of the abbey in Portumna forest park are from a thirteenth century Cistercian abbey.

The abbey was handed over to the Dominicans sometime in the fifteenth century and was converted for Protestant worship in the eighteenth century.

Portumna Abbey County Galway Ireland
 
Murchadh O'Madden was the founder of Portumna Abbey in 1426 while his grandson, John, established Meelick Abbey in 1479. The family also built strongholds which are referred to in the Irish annals. Their castle at Meelick is recorded as being in 1235 occupied. It was destroyed in 1595 and appears to have been abandoned thereafter, perhaps being of less strategic importance than Cloghan Castle on the east of the Shannon.
 

 

 
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