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Fantastic hidden gem...easy to get to.

Situated on the banks of the River Moy, Rosserk Friary is one of the finest and best preserved of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linerguy
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Lawrenceburg, IN
A Wrinkle in Time

This hidden gem transports you back in time to the Middle Ages. You can still feel the happy energy... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Chris F
,
Tolland, Connecticut
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“the main road” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
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Ballina, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the banks of the River Moy, Rosserk Friary is one of the finest and best preserved of the Franciscan Friaries in Ireland. While it's not as large as nearby Moyne Abbey, or Ross Errilly Friary near Headford, just north of Galway, it's another...More

Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This hidden gem transports you back in time to the Middle Ages. You can still feel the happy energy of the residents who lived in this ruins. Compared to some, Rosserk Friary is quite well preserved. You can walk through rooms and almost picture a...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a hidden gem and should be publicised more! It's free, and is definitely worth a visit. It is in a beautiful location, and is very peaceful. The ruin is in great condition, and you can plainly see altar, holy water fonts, interesting carvings,...More

Thank Eily1961
Reviewed 11 June 2017

When you drive the Atlantic Way form North to South from Enniscrone towards Ballina, you see a old building at the edge across the water. Then when you pass Ballina drive north on the R314, there is a sign for Rosserk friary. Well it is...More

Thank Ed_Schulte
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you like medieval architecture then you will love this site. Read up on the history of the site before you go. The location is quite beutiful as well...them monks knew a good spot when they found one!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was a well-preserved ruin, sitting in a picturesque setting next to a quiet river. There was only one sign at the entrance, with some general information about the friary; we found no other signs anywhere that would give more information about the various rooms...More

1  Thank JimmyH70
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Down by the banks of the Moy sits this amazing building with Moyne Abbey just down the road. Must have been an extraordinary place of peace; quiet and reflection prior to being destroyed.

Thank MickeyC5
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I noticed a signpost for Rosserk Friary and followed it. The friary is a long way off of the main road and is down very narrow roads. The friary itself is in a great state of preservation and there are many parts of it to...More

Thank Redsionnach
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visited this Friary on a cold wet November day but it was well worth it. Down a narrow little road but well signposted.You can climb stone staircases to get an overview of the layout, all in all a rewarding, neat little ruin in a lovely...More

Thank PatOcarson
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A 5km detour off the main road but worth a visit. Very well preserved walls .. The site seems to be completely fenced off from the river, which is a pity. Would have liked to view the whole site from the riverside. It could do...More

Thank Nollaigglas
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