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Franciscan Abbey   -   Claregalway
 
 
       
Claregalway is home to the ruins of a Franciscan Abbey (right) built by John de Cogan in 1290. It was one of the most beautiful of its kind in the country.

The church consists of nave, choir, north aisle and transept, surmounted by a graceful tower, of which parts remain in good state of preservation.

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The archers under the tower are particularly beautiful, as are the windows and arcades. The old castle near by, with its massive square tower, was built by the De Burgos. The nave of this rectangular church has a north aisle of four bays. Only the aisle arcade is still in place. The west wall of the church is also missing. The south wall is lit by four short lancets and one small two-light window. There are also three plain tomb niches in this wall and a piscina with round basins.

 
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