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Address: Council Offices Stables Heritage Centre The Palace Demesne, Armagh BT60 4EL, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 3752 1800
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Visitors can see the surviving walls of the nave-and-chancel church and...

Visitors can see the surviving walls of the nave-and-chancel church and tower of this Franciscan friary, which was founded by Archbishop Patrick Scannail in 1263-64.

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Nice place to go for walks and lots of information at various intervals. Very disappointed at the amount of litter there was lying all around the walks. Gardens could also do with... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
Frankey C
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Nice place to go for walks and lots of information at various intervals. Very disappointed at the amount of litter there was lying all around the walks. Gardens could also do with a bit of TLC. Would love to go back when planting has been done in the garden. Frankey - larne

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

very interesting and well maintained. although would have been more enjoyable on a dry day. The drizzle made it unpleasant

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We had a nice time exploring the remains of the Friary. There is quite a lot remaining and it was very interesting to actually see and feel the history here. Beware of broken glass though, the youths must drink here as there were a few broken bottles around.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

I feel more could be done to protect this very ancient Friary, and should also include St Bridget's well, which is mentioned in all very earley maps. I'm sure both are connected. Proper access should be made to St Bridgets well

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Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

A quick stop to look around as we stayed in hotel next door. Good parking. Limited information at the site itself but still interesting excerpt of the City's history.

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Belfast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Historical and informative and handy to the City Centre, lovely park and a play park for the younger kids.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

The Friary represents the hard work of friars in their communities. The particular friary is situated in an area probably considered holy ground long before they arrived. Cross the field behind it and see if you can find the hidden and peaceful Well of St. Brigit.

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