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Muckross Friary Review

The 15th-century Franciscan Muckross Friary is amazingly complete, although roofless. The monks were driven out by Oliver Cromwell's army in 1652. An ancient yew tree rises above the cloisters and breaks out over the abbey walls. Three flights of stone steps allow access to the upper floors and living quarters, where you can visit the cloisters and what was once the dormitory, kitchen, and refectory.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Muckross Park, Muckross Rd. (N71), 4 km (2½ miles) south of Killarney Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • Phone: 064/667–0144
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Freely accessible during Muckross Park opening hours, 8–6 pm; July and Aug. 8–8 pm
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  • Location: Killarney
Updated: 04-10-2013

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