Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ross Errilly Friary

This Franciscan friary is known as the biggest and best preserved in Ireland.
The original site dates back to 1351 and was founded by the de Burghs, a local Norman family.
History shows that it was the mid 1750's before the monks finally left the Friary.
In the intervening years the Friary fell in and out of the monks hands for various reasons such as a plague, the English Reformation and Cromwell.
A lot of today's remaining structure was built in the 15th century.
Ross Errilly Friary is located a short drive from Headford Co Galway.
It is signed posted from the main street in Headford.
Parking is provided.
Depending on your luck you may have this fantastic sight to view all on your own or you could be sharing it with coach loads of tourists.