Exhibition Space

Fenagh is steeped in history. From our two abbeys to the various and very significant archaeological sites in the surrounding fields. Explanations, descriptions and maps can be viewed in the Heritage Centre. Come along and view our wonderful photographs which capture and depict these local treasures beautifully. A selection of photographs and other items are available to purchase.

Below is selection of displays at the Centre:

The Book of Fenagh

fenagh book

The Bell of Fenagh

The Bell of Fenagh

Knockmullin Ringfort


The Shrine of  St.Caillin

The Shrine of St. Callin

Knockmullin Standing Stone

Standing Stone

Genealogy: We can also assist you trace your ancestors through our graveyard records.  We have compiled a book of photos, plot maps and graves for each of the Fenagh graveyards.  If you need assistance please call us on (+353) 719645590 or send us an email at fenaghvisitorcentre@gmail.com.

Or if you have any information on your own Fenagh ancestry which you feel would help us add to our records here please submit via email/post
(Fenagh, Co Leitrim).

Guided Tours

We offer guided tours to Fenagh Abbey, Church of Ireland & Fenagh Village.  Contact us at 071 9645590 and we will let you know when our next guided tour will take place.


  1. Kathleen Smith
    Posted April 22, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    We will be coming to Fenagh at the end of September to try and locate information about our Irish heritage. Our great, great, great Grandfather Owen Sweeney was born in Fenagh and we think his brother Patrick returned there from the US. Any information you might provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Kathleen Sweeney Smith

  2. Catherine Reilly
    Posted December 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I am researching my family heritage in County Carlow. I am interested in locating cemetery records for my Curran and Jenkinson family. Patrick Curran (1846-1924), Mary Anne Jenkinson Curran (1863-1909), James Curran (1825-1904) and James Jenkinson (1824-1880). The Curran’s would have resided in Mountmelican, Fenagh, Carlow. The Jenkinson’s would have resided in Ballybrommel, Fenagh, Carlow. Any information you can provide would be extremely helpful. Thank you in Advance.
    Catherine Reilly

  3. Posted December 14, 2015 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Hello Catherine,
    We are actually Fenagh, County Leitrim ..not Carlow.
    Kind regards
    Teresa Lennon

  4. Gill
    Posted May 9, 2016 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Can the The Shrine of St.Caillin still be viewed in the National Museum of Ireland?

  5. Posted May 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    The last we heard of the Shrine it was undergoing restoration/conservation work as it was badly damaged in a fire at St Mels Cathedral in Co Longford a few years ago.I have contacted the museum to get an update which I will post when they reply.
    Kind regards
    Teresa Lennon
    Fenagh Visitor Centre

  6. mary logan
    Posted July 25, 2017 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    We are looking for any information on Thomas Francs Logan. He emigrated to the US in 1903 through New York. Thank you very much. We believe he was born in County Leitrim.

  7. Posted July 25, 2017 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Thanks for getting in touch Mary. You could contact the local Genealogy Centre in Ballinamore Address: Main St, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim Phone: (071) 964 4012 Web: http://www.leitrimroots.com – they have a searchable database and will hopefully be able to help you.
    Kind regards
    Teresa Lennon

  8. MaryAnn Clifford
    Posted March 25, 2018 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Hello –
    I am attempting to obtain a photograph of the tombstone of a great uncle Anthony Joseph WALSH. He died in Staines, Middlesex, England. His death is recorded in England’s quarterly index Oct-Dec 1938. I have been told he was buried in 1938 at the New Fenagh Abbey Graveyard.
    It is possible his son Augustine (Gusty) WALSH who died in 1952 and wife Linda QUIN WALSH who died in 1972 may also be buried there.
    Thank you, in advance, for any assistance you may provide in my quest.

    Kind regards,
    MaryAnn Clifford

  9. Posted March 27, 2018 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    MaryAnn I have emailed you a photo of said plot
    Kind regards
    Teresa Lennon

  10. Catherine M. Mulvey
    Posted August 6, 2019 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    I believe it is likely that my family originated in Fenagh or thereabouts. My 4 times Grandfather Peter Mulvey married Anne Caffry in or close to Coole, Co. Westmeath. Their son James was born in May 1796, he married Anne Geoghegan in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath their son James left Coole where they lived to go to Bray, Co. Wicklow where all my Dads family are from.
    If there is any chance anyone in or around Fenagh recognises any of these names please contact me.
    Thanks for reading this – Catherine Mary Mulvey.

  11. Posted August 12, 2019 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Catherine – yes Mulvey, Caffrey/Caffry, Geoghegan are names still existing in the area. It might be worth getting in touch with the Genealogy Centre in Ballinamore http://www.leitrimroots.com tel: 071 9644012 they have a searchable database of births, deaths, marriage. Also you could place an ad in the local county paper Leitrim Observer requesting information (https://www.leitrimobserver.ie/section/454/contact-us)

    Hope this helps somewhat
    Kind regards
    Teresa Lennon
    Fenagh Visitor Centre

  12. Catherine M. Mulvey
    Posted August 29, 2019 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Teresa Lennon, Fenagh Visitor Centre – Many thanks Teresa for your reply regarding my family roots, I shall follow up both of your suggestions hoping that something may turn up as I know even the slightest bit of information can open doors and the further I go back (I’m into the end of the 18th century now) the harder it gets, so thanks again.