Tour of Timoleague Friary

Tour of Timoleague Friary

19 August, 7:30pm - 9pm

  • Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage
  • Timoleague Friary
  • Co. Cork County

A tour of the friary located in Timoleague village, founded by the Franciscan monks on the site of an ancient monastery on the banks of the Airgideen River, overlooking Courtmacsherry Bay.

The village derives its name from this 7th century saint: Tigh Molaga (The House of Molaga). The exact date of the friary’s founding is unknown but it is generally accepted it was not earlier than 1240, and that it was well established by 1316. Two of the most powerful families in the region, the Gaelic McCarthys and Norman Barrys, are both credited with its building and maintenance. This tour is by local historians Diarmuid Kingston and Michael O'Mahony.

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free

Access & Parking

  • Suitable for Children under 12
  • Wheelchair Access (Partial)
  • Car Parking Available