Murrisk Abbey is located just a short walk from the Croagh Patrick carpark, at the western end of Murrisk Village, in Co. Mayo. In the mid-15th century, the Augustinian Friars founded Murrisk Abbey, which replaced the Tóchar Phádraig as the preferred starting point for pilgrimages up Croagh Patrick. The friars were driven out in the late 16th century during the Reformation. As with most buildings of this age in the general area, the abbey has connections with legendary pirate queen, Grace O’Malley (Granuaile). The ruin of the abbey includes the long and narrow church, the sacristy and the chapter room with overhead dormitory. The cemetery on the abbey grounds is still in use by the local community.
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Murrisk, Westport, Co. Mayo