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Abbey of Shrewle or Abbeyshrule - Anciently called the Mainistir Sruthair

The earliest lease of Abbeyshrule Monastery after the suppression was made to Thomas Nugent of Dublin in 1541. In the reign of Edward VI it was made over to the baron of Delvin Richard Nugent, 5th Baron Delvin

This Abbey held various honors and titles from the Bishops.

Titles Honors of Abbeys – The Abbot and Orders  

Titles and honors associated with an abbey can vary depending on its history, significance, and the religious order to which it belongs. Here are some common titles and honors: 

1.      Abbey: The main title associated with the institution itself. An abbey is typically a complex of buildings comprising a monastery or convent, centered around the church where religious services are conducted. 

2.      Abbot/Abbess: The spiritual leader of an abbey is called an abbot if male or an abbess if female. They are responsible for the governance of the abbey and the spiritual well-being of its members. 

3.      Monastic Orders: Some abbeys belong to specific monastic orders, such as the Benedictines, Cistercians, or Trappists. The affiliation with a particular order may confer additional titles or distinctions. 

4.      Papal Recognition: Particularly significant abbeys may receive recognition or special status from the Pope or the Vatican, such as being designated as a basilica or receiving papal privileges. 

5.      Royal Patrons: Throughout history, many abbeys have enjoyed the patronage of royalty or nobility. This patronage could come with additional honors, such as royal charters, endowments, or exemptions from certain taxes or obligations. 

6.      Historical Significance: Abbeys with a long and storied history may be designated as historical landmarks or heritage sites by governmental or non-governmental organizations. This recognition can come with preservation efforts and increased tourism. 

7.      Cultural Contributions: Some abbeys have made significant cultural contributions through art, music, literature, or scholarship. This can lead to honors such as being recognized as centers of cultural heritage or receiving awards for their contributions to the arts and sciences. 

8.      Educational Institutions: Certain abbeys have established schools, universities, or other educational institutions. These institutions may have their own honors and titles associated with academic achievements or contributions to education. 

These titles and honors reflect the diverse roles that abbeys have played throughout history, encompassing spiritual, cultural, educational, and social dimensions.