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Roscommon Friary

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Address: Ireland
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Ennis, Ireland
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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank lucyyeah
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

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. In order to find it you have to go in a back lane to the... More 

Thank Vincent D
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

It's situated behind the garden from Abbey Hotel.You can park(free) next to the spa building. I like architecture and fotografie. Here I had the two together.

1 Thank Ardnafleming
Roscommon, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

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 Connacht is buried here.

Thank Frank S
Dundalk, Ireland
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

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 90 degrees as you approach. The Friary is no as large or well preserved as... More 

1 Thank medic143
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

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 gallowglass on the base.

1 Thank lucy78green

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