09 Apr

7. Explore our Sacred Past with a visit to Rosserk Abbey

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It’s one of our favourite things to do in Mayo North! Why not take a day to admire the beautifully preserved religious sites of North Mayo and avail of the fantastic photography opportunities there? Cycle the Monasteries of the Moy Greenway (which starts outside the soccer club at Belleek Woods), and witness one of the finest and best preserved of the Franciscan Friaries in Ireland, Rosserk. It’s one of a series of abbeys that includes Ballina’s Augustine Abbey, Rathfran Abbey, and Moyne Abbey.

This historic site was founded around 1440 by a member of the Joyce family. These ruins are accessible to the public and are beautifully positioned on an estuary of the River Moy. They boast remarkable carvings and features such as its west doorway, the single-aisle church and a unique double piscina.

Visit sacredlandscapes.ie for more information on North Mayo’s sacred past.