Roscommon Abbey was a Dominican priory founded in 1253 by Felim OʼConor, king of Connacht, and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was one of the most important Dominican houses in medieval Ireland and was the first priory of this order to have been founded in a Gaelic context.
The abbey continued in be active throughout the second half of the sixteenth century, when it was taken into the hands of the Crown as part of the Reformation process.
Join Dr. Kieran O'Conor, NUI Galway, for a video 'virtual' guided tour of Roscommon Abbey. Dr. O'Conor sets out the historical context, establishment, evolution and eventual demise of Roscommon Abbey.
The link to the video will be shared on Roscommon County Council social media platforms on Saturday 22nd August, please see the social media links below.