Ross Errilly Friary is a medieval Franciscan friary and among the
best-preserved medieval monastic sites in the country. Though usually
referred to by locals as "Ross Abbey," this is not technically correct
as the community never had an abbot.
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grounds of the abbey also contain a monks’ fishing house, probably
built in the 15th or 16th century, on an island in the River Cong
leading towards nearby Lough Corrib. The house is built on a platform of
stones over a small arch which allows the river to flow underneath the
floor. There is a trapdoor in the floor in which the fish may have been
kept fresh. According to local tradition, a line was connected from the
fishing house to the monastery kitchen to alert the cook to fresh fish.
Abbey is a former Augustinian abbey mostly dating to the 13th century
and described as featuring some of finest examples of medieval ecclesial architecture in Ireland.
Harris hawk is a medium-large bird of prey which breeds from the
southwestern United States south to Chile and central Argentina. This
was is from the hawking centre at Ashford Castle, Ireland.
Castle is a medieval castle that has been expanded over the centuries
and turned into a five star luxury hotel near Cong on the Mayo-Galway
border, on the shore of Lough Corrib in Ireland. It is a member of the
Leading Hotels of the World organization and was previously owned by the
is a district in the west of Ireland, the boundaries of which are not
well defined. It is closer in feel to western Scotland, especially with
the lack of stone fencing on the roadsides.