This afternoon, I am posting information of Sligo Abbey which is the sole surviving medieval building in Sligo, a port which sits at the mouth of the River Garavogue and ranks as the largest town in the North West of Ireland.

Although known as “The Abbey”, this was established 1253 as a Dominican Friary by Maurice Fitzgerald. There is:

  • a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture;
  • well preserved cloisters;
  • the only sculptured 15th century high alter to survive in any Irish monastic church; and
  • delicate lancet windows.

For the visitor, the site is easily accessible from the town centre and car parking is close by.

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