Historic Environment
Priory Lane
BT47 4PF

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
LDY 031:015

About Dungiven Priory

Replacing an earlier church, this 12th century Augustinian priory is closely associated with the O'Cahan's, who by the late Middle Ages, appear to have had a castle built on the site.  Within the chancel of the church, is a 15th-century tomb of Cooey-na-Gall O'Cahan, an O'Cahan chief, who died in 1385.  The gallowglasses, Scottish mercenaries, carved on the tomb, suggest that it may have been carved by a western Scottish craftsman.  The buildings were remodelled in the 17th century, when it became the site of Sir Edward Doddington's grand house and bawn.  This house is no longer visible above ground, however archaeological excavations in 1982 uncovered foundations of the complex.  This site was therefore the location for multi-period use.

Other historic places you can visit:

Dungiven Priory
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