Franciscan Friary, Timahoe, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Franciscan Friary,
Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us “TIMAHOE, a village, in the parish of FOSEY, or TIMAHOE, barony of CULLINAGH, QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 4 ¼ miles (S. S. W.) from Stradbally, on the road to Ballinakill; containing 96 inhabitants. This place takes its name from the foundation here of the monastery of Teach-Mochoe, by St. Mochoe, who died in 497, and which was destroyed by fire in 1142: it was afterwards refounded by the O’Mores, but of its further history there is no record. There are still some slight remains of the building, “

Here are some photographs taken during 2013, I do have older ones and will add them to this page at a later date.