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Co. Mayo

27 September 2011

1440 – Rosserk Abbey, Co. Mayo

One of the finest and best preserved Franciscan monasteries in Ireland, Rosserk was founded in 1440. Now a National Monument, the single aisled church has a finely carved west doorway. There are other...

27 September 2011

1348 – Friary, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

“Abbey of Ballyhaunes, Co. Mayo” copper engraved print published in Francis Grose’s Antiquities of England and Wales, 1786.

25 May 2011

1462 – Moyne Abbey, Co. Mayo

Moyne Abbey is one of most impressive ecclesiastical ruins in Mayo and a National Monument. It was founded by the Burke family as a Franciscan friary and consecrated in 1462. It is located...

25 March 2011

1870s – Presbytery, Foxford, Co. Mayo

Old postcard view of the Presbytery in Foxford.

25 March 2011

1909 – Town Hall, Swinford, Co. Mayo

Architect: Joseph Cairns Simple, almost domestic townhall for Swinford. Reported in the Tuam Herald, “Mr. Cairns, C.E., has been entrusted with the preparation of plan and specification for a Town Hall in Swinford,...

20 March 2010

1838 – Cranmore House, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Built in 1838 by Alexander Glendenning Lambert, who was an agent for the Knox family, and had connections with the Glendenning Banking Family. The roof was removed in the 1950s to avoid taxes...

30 December 2009

1967 – Our Lady Queen of Ireland Basilica, Knock, Mayo

Architect: Daithi Hanly Famous for designing structures by the acre, Daithi Hanly was formally the Dublin City architect. At Knock he designed this large basilica that can accommodate 10,000.

30 December 2009

1800c – Church of St. John the Baptist, Knock, Co. Mayo

Knock’s notability derives from the Apparition of 1879, when, at 8.00PM on 21 August, it was reported that the Virgin Mary, together with St Joseph and St John the Evangelist, appeared to local...

30 December 2009

1881 – Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo

Architect: J.F. Fuller The architecture of Ashford Castle dates from several eras. The oldest section is a 13th-century Norman castle that once belonged to the de Burgh family. A house styled like a...