Fodor's Expert Review Muckross Friary

Killarney Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The monks were driven out of this 15th-century Franciscan friary by Oliver Cromwell's army in 1652, but it's amazingly complete (rare among Irish ruins), although roofless. 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.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Archaeological Site/Ruins Free

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Muckross Rd. (N71)
Killarney, Co. Kerry  Ireland


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