Lislaughtin Franciscan Friary

Map Reference: R005461(1005, 1461)

Lislaughtin Friary was built for John O'Connor Kerry for monks of the strict Observantine Rule. This friary has a rectangular church with a four-light traceried east window.

Above the pointed west doorway are the remains of a three-light window. The church has a south transept with a four-light window and this transept has a west aisle. In the western part of the nave in the north wall are two tomb niches.

The site of the cloister is clear in the north but no buildings remain.

To the east of the cloister is a two-storey building with a chimney at the north end.

There are remains of a building at the west end of the cloister and a doorway to the north may indicate another building.

In the church in the south wall is a triple sedilia and a tomb niche.

The south wall at the east end is lit by three two-light windows which have good square moulding on the outside.

There is a good hinge stone at the west doorway and ambrys at the east and south walls of the transept. At the north-east corner, just separate from the main building, is a fragment of a tower which rises to at least three storeys.

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