Granlahan Monastery, a former Franciscan monastery and schoolhouse, was established in 1851 by Archbishop John McCale of Tuam as a school for the poor Catholic children in the area. After the famine there was practically no form of Catholic education and the school was successfully run by the Franciscan order up until 1972.

Since then not much has happened with this impressive building and it is in need of some love and attention (see the sad face in picture 19). The stone walls are almost five foot thick in places and there are many beautiful features. When I visited the monastery there were two very curious donkeys following me around outside and one of them was trying his hardest to get into every picture.

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