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“Memorable Ruins”

Reviewed 3 June 2017

These ruins off the beaten path give you a sense of history and something few attractions can provide: solitude. There's something eerie and haunting about being in old ruins by yourself (and your husband). Words can not describe. Perhaps it was the combination of just coming from busy Galway or the stormy weather or the fact my 3x great grandfather was from Parish Kilconnell. Either way, we enjoyed exploring these ruins on our own--a memorable point on our trip.

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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

When we arrived there we thought this was another ruin not worth going into. But when we walked in you could see a lot of detail on the walls still there intricate stone carvings of possibly patrons of the priory. There is actually a tower that you can climb using stairs which are so narrow. We didn't go all the way up some stairs had holes.we thought it may not be safe but still it was a but if a thrill. The priory seemed to be quite big there is a map which shows parts that were added in different centuries. We really liked the experience as this place is really in the middle of nowhere so secluded which makes it even a better sight.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Kilconnell Friary was one of three Friary's that myself and my husband visited in the one day. Perhaps if we had seen it on it's own we would have been more impressed but it just seemed a bit lacking compared to other sites that we visited. In saying that it did sport the most beautiful stone carving I have seen in any monastic ruin (and I have a big thing for ruins!), an intricate tomb facade, licking up the wall almost like a flame. There was also a second tomb that was adorned by a beautiful circular carving, as well as an impressive Celtic cross hidden inside an enclosure, although it took a lot of awkward climbing on my part to get a pic! If you are in the area it is definitely worth a look but if you are not a ruin enthusiast I wouldn't go if it was out of your way.

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