History

Duiske AbbeyDuiske Abbey is the heart of Graiguenamanagh, the foundation around which the town grew up. The town’s name ‘Village of the Monks’, derives from the Abbey.

Viewing Graiguenamanagh from the surrounding hills, one can see that the Abbey with its tall dominant presence is the natural center of the community.

Building began in 1204, and it took 30 years to complete the Abbey. Today, Duiske Abbey can be admired in all its splendor and magnificence, and is used as our daily Church.

Cushendale Woollen MillsCushendale Woollen Mills
is associated with Graiguenamanagh town for a number of generations which to date still produce a wide variety of their woolen products which can be purchased in their mill shop or online.

An extensive range of hats, shawls, blankets, rugs etc in Irish wool, mohair, lambs wool and merino wool on display and for sale in the Mill shop located in High Street. Open to the public Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Saturday morning 9.30am-1.00pm.

Cushendale Woolen Mills website can be found here

The River

The Barrow RiverThe Barrow River, with the expansion of the town, was the main source of transport of goods. Today the river offers a wide variety of water activities. During the summer season, swimming is a local and popular pastime.

There is also a high and low diving board situated adjacent to the Boat House which divers can use. A lifeguard is on duty along the river during the summer season.