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Coordinates: 54°10′27″N 9°9′21″W / 54.17417°N 9.15583°W / 54.17417; -9.15583 (Moyne Abbey)


The Abbey

Moyne Abbey is one of most impressive ecclesiastical ruins in Mayo [1] and a National Monument. It was founded by the Burke family as a Franciscan friary and consecrated in 1462. It is located north of Ballina on the west side of Killala Bay. Like its neighbour, Rosserk Friary, it was burnt by Sir Richard Bingham, Elizabeth I of England's governor of Connacht, in 1590 in reformationist zeal.

The abbey was built in the late Irish Gothic style. It is cruciform in shape and has a bell tower suspended over its channel arch.[2]

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