The remains of a Franciscan friary located about half a mile to the east of the cathedral. It was probably founded by Thomas Fitzmaurice 1st Baron of Kerry about 1253. The tower was added later in the 15th century. The church and transept chapel are complete, as the tower, which is situated in an unusual position; a small section of the convent still stands, with the cloister. The cloister is still impressive, although only pieces of it remain. The impressive five lancets of the east window and the nine trefoiled lancets in the south wall are very similar to those in the cathedral. The friary remained a Conventual foundation to about 1517. It became Observant in 1518. The friary was taken over as a barracks in the reign of Elizabeth I in 1584 however the friars returned in 1613.
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The friary is about 1km from Ardfert Cathedral.
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Ardfert Cathedral Ruins within 0.5 km
Ballybunion Castle Ruins within 21.2 km
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Blennerville Windmill within 8.6 km
Fenit Castle Ruins within 7.5 km
Fenit Lighthouse, Samphire Island within 9.9 km
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Listowel Castle within 22.8 km
Loop Head Lighthouse within 27.7 km
Rattoo Round Tower and Church Ruins within 15 km
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Billeragh House Hostel within 20.5 km
Castle Hostel, Tralee within 8.5 km
Dingle Gate Holiday Hostel and Camping, Dingle Peninsula within 25.7 km
Finnegan's Hostel, Tralee within 8.4 km
Fitzgerald's Euro Hostel, Castlegregory, Dingle Peninsula within 18.7 km
Laune Valley Farm Hostel and Camping within 24.3 km
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