The Franciscan Abbey, Galway City

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: June 15, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Galway
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Willaim de Burgo founded the Franciscan friary in Galway in 1296 and in 1483 a school of advanced theology was instituted there. In 1657 the friary was destroyed and the church was turned into a court house. The present court house stands on the same site.  In 1781 the church was rebuilt and around 1836 the present chuch was opened but not consecrated until 1849.

1. The Franciscan Abbey, Galway City

Altitude: 9 m

Willaim de Burgo founded the Franciscan friary in Galway in 1296 and in 1483 a school of advanced theology was instituted there. In 1657 the friary was destroyed and the church was turned into a court house. The present court house stands on the same site.  In 1781 the church was rebuilt and around 1836 the present chuch was opened but not consecrated until 1849.