Ballybeg Priory

Ballybeg Priory (Prióireacht an Bhaile Bhig in Irish) is a 13th century priory situated near the town of Buttevant, County Cork, Ireland.

Philip de Barry founded the priory of St. Thomas à Becket at Ballybeg for the Canons Regular of St. Augustine in 1229. His grandson, David Óg de Barry, enlarged the revenues of the priory in 1251. Ballybeg was an extensive foundation, the priory church measuring some 166 feet (51 m) in length and 26 feet (7.9 m) in width. The cloister, situated on the south side of the church was 90 feet (27 m) square.
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