Historic Houses and Castles

Historic Houses and Castles

Muckross Friary


Muckross Estate
Killarney National Park
Republic of Ireland

The Franciscan Friary was founded in the 15th century and is in a remarkable state of preservation. The tower was added after the church was built and is the only Franciscan tower in Ireland which is as wide as the church.

The cloister and its associated buildings are complete and an old Yew Tree stands in the centre. The monks were finally driven out by the Cromwellians in 1652.

There are guided tours available on request. There is a public car park close to the site. The average length of visitis 30 minutes.

Admission Prices


Access all year round, except to areas undergoing conservation works

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