Sligo Abbey


On Wednesday there was free entry to Sligo Abbey and although I’ve been there before I couldn’t resist another look. This Dominican Abbey survives from medieval days. It was built by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Dominicans in 1252 and was accidentally burnt down in 1414, when a candle left carelessly in the building set it on fire. ‘The Abbey’, as it is known locally, was further damaged during the 1641 rebellion.


It was quite early when I went and I was walking around on my own, I heard a noise that made me jump, turned about and saw this little cat. It was too scared to come and say hello and ran away after I took its photo.

It doesn’t take long to walk around the abbey and there are some nice carvings to be seen. It cost 3 euro for an adult and 1 euro per child. The opening hours are here. The rest of my photos from my visit are here.

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