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This is the ideal way to visit many parts of the country, from Donegal to Kerry. Tours include a trip around the famous Ring of Kerry where you will experience some of the most stunning scenery this county has to offer along with visiting many historical and well known sites.
John O'Connor founded this Friary for the Franciscans in 1478 which is thought to be on the site of an older monastery founded by St. Lachtin (died 622). It consists of a long church with north transept and some domestic buildings. The west window of the church has an attractive flame-like form. There are two tomb-niches in the nave and a triple sedilia in the choir. Around the cloister can be seen the remains of domestic buildings, including the refectory on the east side, with the dormitory above. At the north end is a tower which housed the lavatories. The gateway leading from the outside to the monastic enclosure is still preserved. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, some of the friars probably remained on, for we know that in 1580 three friars were strangled in front of the High Altar. The Franciscans formally regained possession again in 1629, but when they finally left no one knows....
A few minutes walk from the town centre lies the Knockreer section of the National Park. Access is via Deenagh Lodge gate which is opposite the Cathedral, and this leads to a pleasant pastoral landscape with fine views of the Lakes and mountains especially from the gardens of Knockreer House. The house, which was the home of the Grosvenor family, is now the field study centre for the National Park....
This is an old monastic foundation, ascribed to the early Kerry Saint Lugach. The church in the graveyard was built probably by the Augustinians in the 15th century, though stones from an earlier church are built into its walls. The round tower is very well preserved although restoration has been done to other parts of the church. There is a round-headed doorway with an architrave or frame in raised relief around it. It holds the only example in an Irish Church of a Sheela-na-gig (Distasteful and explicit carvings of women). The Tower is located on private land but can be viewed from the car park. Further to the east is a 15th century abbey....
This is an old monastic foundation, ascribed to the early Kerry Saint Lugach. The church in the graveyard was built probably by the Augustinians in the 15th century, though stones from an earlier church are built into its walls. The round Tower is very well preserved, and has a round-headed doorway with an architrave or frame in raised relief around it. Further to the east is a 15th century Abbey....
Discover Yourself, Your Roots, Your Celtic Past
A unique Pilgrimage to Sceilig Mhichíl on Aug 24 - 25th 2011. This will be a two-day event based in Ballinskelligs. This is a new revised itinerary with new lower prices because of overwhelming demand.
The highlight of Day 1 will be a trip to Sceilig Mhichíl, accompanied by Ireland's favourite monk, Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal, Seán Ó'Duinn, Celtic and Early Christian Scholar and Nóirín Ní Riain, the 'High-Priestess of Gregorian Chant'.
Day 2 will be centred on Ballinskelligs and will include exploration of our Celtic and early Christian past in talk and in story and ritual.
For further information and booking see www.carpediem.ie or contact the pilgrimage organiser, Mícheál de Barra (+35386-8337681).
Welcome to Kerry Woollen Mills where you can view skills that have been in existence for hundreds of years, as well as purchase high quality goods that will serve as a long lasting reminder of your trip to Ireland....
Of all the counties in Ireland none is more fabled than Majestic Kerry. Facing the broad Atlantic, Kerry is a county of breath-taking contrasts. A place where the visitor is swept along by a sense of wonder at the wealth of treasures bestowed by nature. Though a powerful giant of a county, Kerry is a place for lovers of all the good things in life....
The Speir Bhean (spirit woman) monument situated opposite the Franciscan Friary was erected to commemorate Kerry's four leading poets; Piaras Feirtear (1616-1653); Geoffrey O'Donoghue (1620 - 1690); Aogan O Rahilly (1670 - 1726) and Eoghan Rua O'Sullivan (1748 - 1784). Piaras Feirtear was hanged where the Friary now stands....
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