Rosserk Friary
Rosserk Friary
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DevonRed
Trusham, UK624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Excellent example of an ancient Friary and in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Moy.

Worth the diversion if you are travelling from Ballina to Killala as it is a fascinating and well preserved ruin (in that ruins can be well-preserved, you get my gist!)

We cycled and had the place to ourselves to take time to drink it in and imagine what life must have been like as a place of work and worship in the 15th century.

Highly recommended.

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Written June 18, 2022
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garthf21
Belfast, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Fantastic location by the water, peaceful and enchanting building. Much bigger than expected you can view two different levels. Near to Mary's well on same access road. Go to Belleek Castle and woods after for a stroll and coffee at Jack Fenn cafe. Nice relaxing day
Written June 9, 2023
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rada8
ireland232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Not many signs,but headed to Rosserk via sat-nav. Passed Marys well on the way.
its on a narrow road ,beside a beautiful lake.beautiful setting.
Not many people here,so very peaceful .
Written November 27, 2017
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celticwarrior4christ
Sligo, Ireland88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Located literally right on the water this old burnt out friary/monastic settlement is part of Irish history.The OPW did a nice job with several signs that give a very good history of the site.You can explore nearly all the site,except for the bell tower(gated for safety).
Written November 5, 2019
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InNeedofaGetaway
Coeur d'Alene, ID95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A Stop on a bike tour. This was yet another special place to explore that was clearly respected as it was clean and there was no trash (like I saw unfortunately at other touristy type places). You wonder how these people lived their lives as you explore and imagine what it all looked like when it was whole....
Written September 16, 2019
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bmewhite
Gympie, Australia88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
This is so worth the drive to explore and take pictures, so old but still standing. There are steps into the building and more steps to get to the second level.
Written June 7, 2019
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JimmyH70
Cleveland, OH124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This was a well-preserved ruin, sitting in a picturesque setting next to a quiet river. There was only one sign at the entrance, with some general information about the friary; we found no other signs anywhere that would give more information about the various rooms and locations within the complex. We did find some interesting and beautiful old carvings and it would have been nice to know more about them.

This is worth a stop; there is no admission fee, you can roam about as you please, and we were the only ones there so we don't imagine crowding is ever an issue. Due to the lack of much information on-site, however, I would recommend doing a little homework ahead of time, if possible, to make the visit more meaningful.
Written February 21, 2017
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TheCiotog
Derbyshire, UK108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
Rosserk Friary is well signposted on the Ballina-Killala road. it is a lovely peaceful spot to visit - as Yeats said "the peace comes dropping slow". The effects of the green pasture and the still waters will wash all your cares away. A lovely old stone ruin that is certainly worth a visit.
Written August 7, 2013
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underwater337
Indianapolis, IN70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to Rosserk, and we were the only people there. We explored for about 45 minutes before heading down the road to St. Mary's Well. The ruins are surrounded by pastures, and you can hear the sheep and horses. The view of the water is beautiful, and it is a nice place to walk and reflect.

Here are the GPS Coordinates that we used:
N 54 degrees 10' 16.8"
W 009 degrees 08' 37.0"

(You should see the sign for St. Mary's Well on the right as you head down the road that terminates at the friary.)
Written May 10, 2013
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Fedelma M
Dublin4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
Rosserk is an impressive and well preserved Franciscan friary dating to the 15th century and situated on the Moy estuary in Killala Bay. An OPW official at the site filled us in with lots of information about the friary and the surrounding area. Rosserk is off the beaten track and we only discovered it while walking the Western Way. Liz from the Old Deanery also told us about the Holy Well, near Rosserk. This is a very charming area - the well is covered by a tiny chapel and is surrounded by stations of the cross. Water from the spring bubbles out under the wall of the chapel and amazingly a tree grows from the roof!
Written July 6, 2012
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