Muckross Friary

This Franciscan Friary was founded in the 15th century and is in a remarkable state of preservation.

Location

Killarney National Park , Co. Kerry

History

This Franciscan Friary was founded in the 15th century and is in a remarkable state of preservation. The tower was added after the church was built and is the only Franciscan tower in Ireland which is as wide as the church. The cloister and its associated buildings are complete and an old yew tree stands in the centre. The monks were finally driven out by the Cromwellians in 1652. See also Muckross House and Gardens , Muckross Traditional Farms , Killarney National Park, and Ross Castle.

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Opening Times

Mid June - Early September Daily 10:00-17:00 Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Visit Length

1hr 30mins

Admission

No admission fees

Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times

Mid June - Early September Daily 10:00-17:00 Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Visit Length

1hr 30mins

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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