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“A Wrinkle in Time”
Review of Rosserk Friary

Reviewed September 9, 2017

This hidden gem transports you back in time to the Middle Ages. You can still feel the happy energy of the residents who lived in this ruins. Compared to some, Rosserk Friary is quite well preserved. You can walk through rooms and almost picture a vibrant community eating, praying and laughing together.
We thought we had missed it, because getting to it requires tenacity down Ireland's narrow muddy back roads. But, oh, so worth the trek. We actually broadcasted on Facebook Live from this spot, we were so inspired by it.
We'd recommend doing a bit of study about the place, to more fully appreciate all you discover.

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is a hidden gem and should be publicised more!
It's free, and is definitely worth a visit.
It is in a beautiful location, and is very peaceful.
The ruin is in great condition, and you can plainly see altar, holy water fonts, interesting carvings, fire place etc,
You can go up the stone steps to the next storey, and get good views.
There is some information just outside the outer wall, and a little more inside the inner wall.
Access for those with limited mobility could be a little better.

1  Thank Eily1961
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

When you drive the Atlantic Way form North to South from Enniscrone towards Ballina, you see a old building at the edge across the water. Then when you pass Ballina drive north on the R314, there is a sign for Rosserk friary. Well it is definitely worth while to stop and walk around the friary. It is beautiful restored, and plenty of information supplied. Really nice preserved stone work, worth while the stop.

Thank Ed_Schulte
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

If you like medieval architecture then you will love this site. Read up on the history of the site before you go. The location is quite beutiful as well...them monks knew a good spot when they found one!

1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

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.

1  Thank JimmyH70
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