Kilconnell Franciscan Friary

Map Reference: M733314 (1733, 2314)

Kilconnell Friary was built on the site of 6th century monastery founded by St Conall.

In 1353 William O'Kelly, Lord of Hy Many, founded a new friary for the Franciscans. Inside are two very fine tombs.

One has a flamboyant traceried hood with saintly weepers on the tomb chest. The other does not have weepers but has an equally fine hood. It was erected by the O'Daly Family.

The church has a tall vaulted tower with a fine carved owl under the vault. Part of the cloister arcade had been preserved and features many masons' marks on the stones.

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