Urlaur Abbey is situated in the parish of Kilmovee, Co. Mayo beside Urlaur Lake and is only a 20 minute drive from Ballaghaderreen town. It is in a beautiful location overlooking Urlaur Lake. The abbey was founded in 1432 by the Nangle or Mc Costello family for the Dominican Friars and is dedicated to St. Thomas. The abbey was operating into the early 17th century until it was destroyed by Cromwellian forces in 1654. The Abbey is in a good state of preservation and an annual pattern (a celebration of a saint) is held here on the 4th August. This starts with mass in the abbey, followed by music, sport and novelty events.