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Abbey of All Saints

The abbey of All Saints , in an island in lake  or Lough Ree, territory of Longford , founded by St. Kieran the Younger.

The founding of the following abbeys can be traced to the reign of Tuathal II. The abbey of All Saints, in an island in lake Lough Ree, territory of Longford, founded by St. Kieran the Younger. Colgan observes that this abbey was called “Monasterium Inisense, or Insulense ;” and that there was a regular canon of this house, called Augustin Magraidin, who was a celebrated writer of the lives of the Irish saints, and that he had composed a chronicle of Ireland, down to 1405, when he died.

Sir Christopher Nugent , 6th (or 14th) Baron Delvin (1544–1602) was an Irish nobleman and writer. He was arrested on suspicion of treason against Queen Elizabeth I of England , and died while in confinement before his trial had taken place.  Christopher was the eldest son of Richard, 5th (or 13th) Baron Delvin, and Elizabeth, daughter of Jenico Preston, 3rd Viscount Gormanston, and widow of Thomas Nangle, styled Baron of Navan. Richard Nugent, fourth or twelfth Baron Delvin, was his great-grandfather. He succeeded to the title on the death of his father, on 10 December 1559, and during his minority was the ward of Thomas Ratcliffe, third earl of Sussex, for whom he conceived a great friendship.[1]

He was matriculated a fellow-commoner of Clare Hall, Cambridge,[2] on 12 May 1563, and was presented to the queen when she visited the university in 1564; on coming of age, about November 1565, he repaired to Ireland, with letters of commendation from the queen to the lord deputy, Sir Henry Sidney, granting him the lease in reversion of the abbey of All Saints and the custody of Sleaught-William in the Annaly, County Longford.

 

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