SHOPTALK – Exploring Leitrim's Shopfronts
Leitrim County Council
Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon (next to Lena’s Tea room), Co. Leitrim
17, 21, 22, 23, 24 August, 11am - 5pm
Join us for a guided tour at the historic Franciscan Church of Adam & Eve’s on Merchants Quay and learn some interesting history and stories about our lovely church.
In penal times a small group of Franciscans formed a community close to a tavern in Cook Street called “Adam & Eve’s” where the owner let the friars use a back room in which to say Mass… The penal laws made it illegal for Catholics to practice their religion so through the 16th century the Franciscans continued to say Mass in secret at the back of Adam & Eve’s tavern.