Day 90 #100DaysOfOldDays
Rosserk friary was founded around 1460 by a member of the Joyce family for the friars of the Third Order of St Francis.
The Third Order of the Society of St. Francis is an Anglican/Episcopal religious order for people of all kinds—single and in committed relationships, lay and ordained—who live by Franciscan principles “in the world.”
This late Irish Gothic style building is situated on the banks of the River Moy – on the north side of Ballina and on the west side of Killala Bay. It is one of the finest reserved ruins in Co Mayo and one of the finest preserved Franciscan Friary ruins in Ireland.
The kitchen, dormitory and refectory were on the upper floor. The photo below shows one side of two back to back fireplaces.
On the right pillar of the piscina (below) is a unique carving of a round tower and two angels.
Lucy’s drawing of the steps leading to the bell tower.
Rosserk Friary is accessible to the public.