Ballintubber Abbey is "the abbey that refused to die." Built in 1216 by a local king, it was suppressed and made roofless in the 17th century. But, for over 250 years, it continued to operate as people attended services in the wind, rain, and all kinds of weather, making Ballintubber one of the few Irish churches in continuous use for over 800 years. It was completely restored in 1966. Volunteers provide guided tours and also show a 20-minute audio-visual on history of the abbey.