Definitions for "Abbeylara"
Abbeylara (Mainistir Leathratha in Irish) is a village in the easternmost portion of County Longford, Republic of Ireland, located about three kilometers east of Granard. Its name, Mainistir Leathratha, means "Abbey of the half rath or little rath", and is derived from a monastery, the great Abby of Lerha, founded in 1205 by Hiberno-Norman magnate, Risteárd de Tiúit, for Cistercian monks. The monastery was decommissioned in 1539, although its ruins are still apparent on approach to the village.