Keeping History Alive
The Dominican Friary of Sligo (Sligo Abbey) was founded in 1252 by Maurice Fitzgerald, Second Baron of Offaly. The remains of the church consist of the north and south walls of the choir, parts of the sacristy, chapter house and the north wall of the nave. The 15th century high altar is the only sculptured example known to survive in an Irish monastic church.
This book contains family names and tomb locations. You can see if your family is represented here.
There was some restorative construction occurring during my visit. It is expected to continue for another year.
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