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Rosserk Abbey
Ballina, Co. Mayo
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Situated on the banks of the River Moy about 4km from the town of Killala, County Mayo, Rosserk Abbey is one of the best-preserved examples of a Third Order Franciscan friary, dating from the mid-15th century.

Located along the River Moy, Rosserk Abbey is a compact friary of the Third Order Franciscans, founded around 1440 by a member of the Joyce family. It is just 4km from Killala, County Mayo.

The friary has been in ruins since the Suppression of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII, around 1540, but remains well preserved. Visitors can view the finely carved west doorway, single-aisle church and unique double piscina.

Tips from locals

Continue 6km north along the Moy Estuary to see another beautifully preserved 15th century monastic ruin, Moyne Abbey.

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Lecarrow, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour here.

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