Attention all religion and history lovers! Are you looking to explore somewhere awe-inspiring on your next day off? Or do you just love monasteries and the history that goes along with them? If so, make sure you choose to explore the Franciscan Friary in Waterford on your next day off! The original friary is one of the oldest in Ireland, being built in 1240!
The present site is located a short walk away from the original, and visitors can explore the remnants of the original site, which is located at Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery. The site has played a pivotal role in Irish history and features regularly throughout it. It was once the site of surrenders of three Irish chieftains, and the monks would have to go into hiding and abandon the friary in later years. So, history lovers! What are you waiting for? Make sure you take a trip to the Franciscan Friary in Waterford on your next day off!