The Ross Errily Abbey (Mainistir Ros Oirialaigh in Irish Gaelic) is a Franciscan monastery dated 1351. Situated near Headford in County Galway, the site has been remarkably preserved and attracts many visitors every day who come to discover its medieval remains. A place to see and see again!
The monastery is easily accessible on foot: situated in a green field (surrounded by local cows that have come to graze quietly near the ruins), the building is impossible to miss!
In general, the monument is in very good condition. It has a church, a small square tower equipped with a bell tower, a cloister, a secondary courtyard, as well as several small surrounding buildings which were then used as a dwelling place for the monks. These dwellings were equipped with an imposing fireplace (in remarkable condition to this day), a kitchen, a dining room, and dormitories on the upper floors.
Be careful during your visit not to damage the ruins: some of them are sometimes shaky, and it is advisable to stay slightly away from them to avoid any landslide.