Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dominican Friary, Cashel, Ireland

One of the funny things about towns in Europe is that sometimes you run into the ruins of a church in the middle of a town. One such ruin is the Dominican Friary in Cashel.

The friary was founded in 1243 by Archbishop David MacKelly. It burned down in 1480 and was rebuilt. It was closed in 1540 under Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. Now the ruins are fenced off in town, making for a little treat when wandering through the suburbs!

Dominican Friary, Cashel

Inside the friary

Bilingual sign!

More famous in Cashel is the Rock of Cashel, which will be tomorrow's post for the Feast of All Saints!

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