Gallery: The Muckross Friary near Killarney

The Franciscan friary at Muckross was founded in 1448 by Donal McCarthy Mor. The abbey was raided frequently by marauders, suppressed by order of Henry VIII and was finally sacked by Cromwell’s troops under General Ludlow in 1652.

Today, the abbey is largely roofless but otherwise in surprisingly good condition.

It is well worth to bring a tripod for shots inside the ruin. Be aware, though, that during the summer season the place is crawling with tourists, so be there early if you want to have an uninterrupted shooting.

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