Moyne Abbey, Mayo

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  • Created: June 22, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Mayo
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It is located north of Ballina on the west side of Killala Bay. Moyne Abbey is one of most impressive ecclesiastical ruins in Mayo and a National Monument. It was founded by the Burke family as a Franciscan friary and consecrated in 1462. Like its neighbour, Rosserk Friary, it was burnt by Sir Richard Bingham, Elizabeth I of England's governor of Connacht, in 1590 in reformationist zeal. The friary was built in the late Irish Gothic style and has extensive ruins, consisting of a church and domestic buildings situated around a central cloister. Its west doorway is a seventeenth century insertion. Its east window displays fine switchline tracery.

1. Moyne Abbey, Mayo

Altitude: 16 m