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“Idyllic spot”
Review of Rosserk Friary

Reviewed July 6, 2012

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!

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

On the way, you pass a holy well for Mary. The roads are small but I don't think we passed anyone that morning and there was no one but us at the abbey.

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Rosserk Friary is not the biggest around, Moyne and Rathfran Abbeys are not far away and bigger. But Rosserk is easy to reach and very rewarding to visit.
You can drive up to the walls, one of the attractions already on the outside: the littel hole in the wall, where sick people could receive the sacrament without entering the church.
In the abbey you see the church with very rare stone carvings, some graves and high windows with a fabulous view of the River Moy.
Next to the church building the ruins of the monastery can be visited. Especially when you are there with children it is a great experience. You can pretend to live in the 15th century, climb stairways and look into chimneys. It has an enchanting atmosphere and lets you feel the old times. I tried the acoustics of the enclosed yard with a gregorian song, it is great!

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Reviewed August 23, 2016
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