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Address: B113 road, Newry, Northern Ireland

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Very Old Monastic Site

Really old monastic site set in the Heart of South Armagh. A real piece of Irish History (plus one single commonwealth grave from 1916). Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Derry B
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Really old monastic site set in the Heart of South Armagh. A real piece of Irish History (plus one single commonwealth grave from 1916). Well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I go here a lot, very serene place pack ed full of history. There is a nice walk up to a well to, you can see the white cross through the trees from the graveyard.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Worth a visit for anyone who is interested in local or national history. A really nice experience in the shadow of Slieve Gullion

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belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Well worth a visit if you are into history and scenery .. St.Monicas grave is located here and an old ruined chapel built around 17th century

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Lynnwood, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had known of the Killevy Churches from some tourist maps we had obtained at our B&B, but stumbled upon them while taking a "short-cut" across a hill side while following signs to a cairn. We never did find the cairn, but the church ruins, graveyard, and the history surrounding them more than made up for that. We spent an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Another must stop for me every time I am in the area (I have family there). I just love it because of how old it is and how different it looks every time I go. Plus, Bell Castle is right next door - and at last check it was empty and in disrepair - but I would LOVE to get... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

A must on any tour- but as Killeavy is in a back water it is often overlooked. There are no tourist attraction there just the authentic 11th and 15th century churches built on the site of a monastery from the 6th century. The tourist noticeboards give a history of the site and it is a beautiful peaceful place. If you... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

This site is very old and is a wonderful place to wander around and relax. It would be OK for kids, but not for long. They might get bored. For adults however, its great. It has no facilities and is a fair distance from any shops or services, but very worthwhile visiting

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newry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

This is real history, two churches dating back to the 5th century alongside a graveyard where locals have been buried for over 1000 years. A local saint Moninna is buried here as well as many victims of the famine. It's very moving to wander among the tomb stones and "see" families literally wiped out over a few months from starvation... More 

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

The ruins of Killevy Churches surrounded by a graveyard are a good place to make photographs. The oldest (and smallest) church dates back to the 11th century. The impressive doorway consists of 3 granite stones. The newer and larger church, joineed to the old church at the east side, is from the 15th century. A quiet place not often visited... More 

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