Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid - 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald.

The site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloister and the only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church. This enigmatic friary will inspire and enlighten it's visitors

For more information and to arrange a visit go to Sligo Abbey

The OPW offers free access to all OPW managed Heritage Sites to school-going children under their Free Schools Visits programme. This Programme is intended to support the educational curriculum and children can, with their teachers, engage with many relevant aspects of their learning including art, history and social science at these historic & heritage locations throughout the country.

Text courtesy of Heritage Ireland. Image courtesy of Sligo Town Website.