The bbey of reevelea
The last three photos of Creevelea are by curtesy of Gwen Brogdon from her trip to Ireland in 1999.
The Abbey of Creevelea, across from the town of Drumahaire on the bank of the Bonnett River in Co Leitrim is the family chapel of the O'Rourkes the kings of Drumahaire. The Abbey is at N 54 13' 51.6", W 08 18' 37".
The McTiernan ancestral grave is one of four at the foot of
the high altar. It was
first used for Hugh McTernan I, 1708--1783. Hugh O'Rourke and Catherine
buried in the grave next to Hugh McTernan I's
grave on 8-22-1721. On their gravestone, the
oldest gravestone in the Abbey, are a heart, club, diamond and club
along with a figure of a cat.
On November 15, 2017 Jeremy McTiernan, 1978--2017, was buried
in the family grave. The long road to get there
The Abbey of Creevelea is today one of Ireland's National Historic Sites.
Last updated Nov 22, 1999