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Fine architecture with a world of history attached including the tomb of Phelim O'Conor a high king of Ireland. My GG Grandfather is also buried there much to my surprise! It was too cold to concentrate so come in summer.
I can see why people have trouble finding this place. The only way we knew it existed was because we were staying in the Abbey hotel.
There is ample parking and a nice gravel path to the entrance.
Information on the ruins is also provided.
Roscommon Dominican Friary church is almost impossible to find.
Guide books say that it is near the railway station- perhaps as the crow flies it is- but as your average tourist travels it is not.
The only hint that it exists is the Abbey Hotel....More
Sited on the edge of Roscommon Town this Abbey is a great place to visit. It has been out of use for hundreds of years but you can still get the sense of how important the place was. One of the O Conor Kings of...More
Chanced across this bit of hidden history while passing through Roscommon. The signage to this is not great and almost invissible even 200m from the Friary depending on your direction of travel.
Access is from the car park and down a grass pathway that bends...More
We were in Roscommon for an archaeology conference and were staying at the nearby hotel. It was rather late at night when we visited but we were amazed to discover that this is the friary that contains the carved tomb with the carvings of the...More