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Armagh Franciscan Friary

Council Offices The Palace Demesne, Armagh BT60 4EL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3752 1800
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Beautiful ruins in a park

The Franciscan Friary are ruins of an old friary located in the city of Armagh. The ruins are in a... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
AlbertSalichs
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Manresa, Spain
Magnificent.

Armagh is famous for its two cathedrals, but this was my favourite thing in the town. Founded in... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Steveodo
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Visitors can see the surviving walls of the nave-and-chancel church and tower of this Franciscan friary, which was founded by Archbishop Patrick Scannail in 1263-64.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average46%
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18 Feb 2018
“Beautiful ruins in a park”
3 May 2017
“Magnificent.”
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Council Offices The Palace Demesne, Armagh BT60 4EL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The Franciscan Friary are ruins of an old friary located in the city of Armagh. The ruins are in a park in the surroundings of the city, and here you only can see (or imagine) some parts of the old building. It is an interesting...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Armagh is famous for its two cathedrals, but this was my favourite thing in the town. Founded in 1263, and suppressed in 1542 by the murderous mysogynist barbarian theif Henry VIII. Still, even as a ruin it was beautiful. It was just inside the gate...More

1  Thank Steveodo
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Nice place to go for walks and lots of information at various intervals. Very disappointed at the amount of litter there was lying all around the walks. Gardens could also do with a bit of TLC. Would love to go back when planting has been...More

Thank Frankey C
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

very interesting and well maintained. although would have been more enjoyable on a dry day. The drizzle made it unpleasant

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We had a nice time exploring the remains of the Friary. There is quite a lot remaining and it was very interesting to actually see and feel the history here. Beware of broken glass though, the youths must drink here as there were a few...More

1  Thank Cathy N
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

I feel more could be done to protect this very ancient Friary, and should also include St Bridget's well, which is mentioned in all very earley maps. I'm sure both are connected. Proper access should be made to St Bridgets well

Thank Colum O
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

A quick stop to look around as we stayed in hotel next door. Good parking. Limited information at the site itself but still interesting excerpt of the City's history.

1  Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Historical and informative and handy to the City Centre, lovely park and a play park for the younger kids.

1  Thank helenmcveigh
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

The Friary represents the hard work of friars in their communities. The particular friary is situated in an area probably considered holy ground long before they arrived. Cross the field behind it and see if you can find the hidden and peaceful Well of St....More

Thank Vanessa H
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