The Coffin Ship & the Murrisk Friary Dedicated to St. Patrick, Ireland

September 29, morning in Westport.

Breakfast at the Brooklodge B&B was French toast and bacon for me; scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for Al.

During breakfast I talked with a woman who had bought her Celtic necklace in Michigan and found the perfect matching earrings in Ireland. Of course I had to show her my Celtic jewelry find.

Craigmont Celtic Earrings with pale green Connemara marble stones

Craigmont Celtic Earrings with pale green Connemara marble stones

She was travelling north and we were travelling south so she recommended that we see the famine sculpture/coffin ship which she found “very moving”, along with the nearby Murrisk Friary ruins, “all good and there’s a sea view as well”.

Consequently our first stop was the Murrisk Friary, situated beneath Croagh Patrick, on the southern shores of Clew Bay in Co. Mayo.The ruins of the Murrisk Friary, IrelandThe ruins of the Murrisk Friary, IrelandNotes on the Murrisk Friary is situated beneath Croagh Patrick, on the southern shores of Clew Bay in Co. MayoCeltic Cross at the edge of Clew Bay.A Celtic cross at the edge of Clew Bay at the Murrisk Friary, IrelandBehind the Friary is Croagh Patrick, the Holy Mountain: “St. Patrick, while on his missionary journey around Ireland, spent forty days and nights of prayer and fasting on the summit during the Lenten season of 441 AD.”
Source: http://www.murrisk.ie
The ruins of the Murrisk Friary, IrelandIn close proximity is a small park containing the Coffin Ship Sculpture, a ship of the dead representing victims of the Irish famine.
Coffin Ship Sculpture at the Murrisk Friary in Clew Bay, County Mayo, IrelandCoffin Ship Sculpture at the Murrisk Friary in Clew Bay, County Mayo, IrelandFrom here we drove southwest along the Connemara coast on the way to the village of Roundstone.Route scribbled on my Lonely Planet map: Sep 29 to RoundstoneMy photos of Ireland were often mystical and I haven’t been able to resist messing around with them. So I’m hoping to provide one shot per post that has been messed with. This is Murrisk Friary run through the photo app Pixlromatic.Light coming through the window of an Irish church ruin run through PixlromaticMore on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

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2 responses to “The Coffin Ship & the Murrisk Friary Dedicated to St. Patrick, Ireland

  1. Pingback: Drive Along the Connemara Coast of Ireland | Albatz Travel Adventures·

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