Armagh Franciscan Friary

Armagh Franciscan Friary

Armagh Franciscan Friary
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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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Inspire323205
43 contributions
Fantastic photo op!
Aug 2019
Easy place to park your car and walk around! Lovely surroundings and the posted signs offer an informative history lesson about this area, Be sure to drive up the road a little further to walk around the gardens of the Robinson house.
Written August 11, 2019
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Saran O M
Armagh, UK44 contributions
Beautiful Place!!
Mar 2019 • Solo
A place with such beautiful architecture and history and is only a few minutes walk from the palace stables
Written March 21, 2019
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Gerarddunn
Potomac, MD504 contributions
Not much to see - but lovely lines in an old ruin - worth a 10 minute stop.
Nov 2018 • Solo
It will only take a few minutes to pull in and inspect the old ruins. Nice, quiet and peaceful. Sat inside on the wall for a bit for some contemplation.

God bless the Franciscans. It is a shame the the building was dismantled to use the stone for a surrounding wall.
Written November 5, 2018
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Clodagh F
County Armagh, UK34 contributions
Great Playpark and green area
May 2018 • Family
The playpark is the highlight for my son he loves it. We visit this park every few weeks in the summer. There is also a lot of green space where you can run about and play.
Written June 1, 2018
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Beautiful ruins in a park
Dec 2017 • Family
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 place to see and to walk around, in the park, but it is not excepcional. We came here with my daughter, who is 2 years old, and she was walking around.
(See also St. Patrick's Cathedrals and Armagh County Museum).
Written February 18, 2018
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Steveodo
Carrickfergus, UK5,842 contributions
Magnificent.
Apr 2017 • Solo
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 of the Palace Demesne Public Park. That was to the left of a huge hotel front.

The first section was fenced off by a rugby club, but you can see it through mesh and walk along one side. A couple of matching rounded arches marked what may have been an entrance. There was a chimney, and a wall section next, and then two surviving tall Gothic arches. They steal the show: very photogenic from all sides.

There was also the end of the building, and some surviving stumps of pillars. Windows had become great raggedy toothy holes in the stonework. Green grass grew all through it, and trees had gathered round. I found it wonderfully peaceful and evocative.

Free, and open all the time.
Written May 3, 2017
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Frankey C
Belfast, UK15 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2016 • Friends
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 done in the garden. Frankey - larne
Written May 20, 2016
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Lorna Spence S
17 contributions
interesting
Feb 2016 • Couples
very interesting and well maintained. although would have been more enjoyable on a dry day. The drizzle made it unpleasant
Written February 15, 2016
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Cathy N
Craigavon, UK238 contributions
A good time exploring
Jul 2015 • Family
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 broken bottles around.
Written August 27, 2015
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Colum O
Armagh, UK41 contributions
Beside the Armagh City hotel
Apr 2014 • Family
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
Written February 18, 2015
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