Said to be one of the most extensive and best preserved Franciscan friaries throughout Ireland, the ruins of Ross Errilly Friary, founded in 1351, are still impressive in it’s surrounding landscape. 

The prominent de Burgh family were the chief patrons of the friary and often protected the friary ensuring peaceful times. However, in 1538, English authorities killed many friars along with imprisoning two hundred. 

From this point, Ross Errilly rarely found peace due to consistent confiscation from the English until it was completely abandoned around two hundred years later.


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