Roscrea Friary c.1490

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A Medieval Franciscan Friary and National Monument on Abbey Street, Roscrea.

What remains are the North and East walls and Bell Tower (still in use ) . . 

Legand has it that the first foundation here was by . . (St.) Crónán of Lusmagh (Offaly) and Roscrea . . he died 640 .

The Friary was founded by Mulrooney O'Carroll, King of Éile - b.1390 . . and his wife Bibíana (nee Dempsey)

Friary was dissolved c.1577 - 79 . . . and later destroyed by marauding invaders. . . 

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