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Monasterevin gets its name from the Monastery of Saint Evin.

St. Evin came here in the 6th Century. He liked this place because of the trees and the River Barrow, the flat land and the peacefulness. So he built his monastery here. St. Evin's Feast Day is on 22nd. of December.  

The monastery was attacked by pirates in the 12th Century. Cistercian monks later came to Monasterevin and built a monastery on the same site. Today it is the location of Moore Abbey.


This is Saint Evin's Holy Water Font. It was found in the ground on the site of Moore Abbey. It dates back to monastic times in Ireland. It can be seen in the entrance hall of Moore Abbey Church. The stained glass window, depicting St. Evin, is behind the altar in the parish Church of St. Peter and Paul.