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Address: Ballina, Ireland
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Magnificent Building

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... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Brian M
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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!

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Thank Brian M
Cleveland, Ohio
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97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 and locations within the complex. We did find some interesting and beautiful old carvings and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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.

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Thank MickeyC5
Cork, Ireland
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237 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
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 explore. There is a great sense of peace and serenity here. Particularly impressive is the... More 

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Thank Redsionnach
Belfast, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 setting.

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Thank PatOcarson
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91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 with some more signage giving some extra historical information .. Still worth the visit. Very... More 

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Thank Nollaigglas
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115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Rosserk is fairly easy to get to. The well-preserved building is in a picturesque setting. It's not that far off the road, so definitely worth a look.

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Thank DodgeyAus
Ireland
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174 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is an extraordinary friary, built for the Franciscan’s Third Order on the banks of the Moy Estuary. The Third Order consisted of lay people who wished to join the Franciscans for their way of life, but could not be priests or nuns, as they were married. It was founded in 1460, but like its neighbours in Rathfran and Moyne,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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223 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a spectacular friary and is well intact. It's open to the public and easy to get to as there's a car park right next to it. The structure is incredible and for anyone interested in the history of it there's an information board.

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Thank Amena317
Enniscrone, Ireland
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Rosserk and Moyne Friary's are both treats to vist they are enjoyable to walk round and explore especially for children both are positioned on the river and estuary and amazing views from in and around the buildings good parking for Rosserk Moyne is a little more of a mission to get to but so worth the effort both are great... More 

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