Franciscan Friary 

Rossnowlagh. Co Donegal, Ireland



The Franciscan Friary in Rossnowlagh is located among lovely gardens on the south side of Donegal Bay. It is a place of retirement and peace. Visitors are free to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the Friary grounds and gardens.


The Franciscan Order has 

historic links with Donegal. The 17th century annalist, Brother Michael O'Cleary OFM was born in Kilbarron Castle, just 3 miles from Rossnowlagh


La Verna House offers residential retreats for those who seek  a period of peaceful discernment away from their everyday environment.


The Donegal Historical Society's Museum is housed in the Franciscan Friary in Rossnowlagh and is open to the public all year round. 



Tel: 00353 (0)71-98 51342

E-mail: [email protected]




Links to other sites of interest


Irish Franciscans Province can be contacted at  or


St Patrick's purgatory on Lough Derg is Ireland's most ancient place of pilgrimage. Visit the island at:


See the Lourdes Grotto live on webcam at 


Visit Rossnowlagh at 

Guide to Rossnowlagh area




Friary and Donegal Bay 

viewed from Laverna Retreat House


Holy Mass and Prayer Services 


Daily Mass - 10.00 am, 8.00 pm


Sunday Mass  - 8.00 am, 11.00 am 

(8.00 pm June - September)


Healing Service and Mass - First Sunday 

of the month at 3.00 pm


St Anthony's Novena - Tuesday 8.00 pm


Prayer Meeting - Thursday 8.30 pm


More pages on this site


La Verna Retreat House


History of Franciscans in Donegal


Life of Saint Anthony


E-mail your request to Saint Anthony


Franciscan Vocations


Visit our Guestbook 


 Sign Guestbook  

View Guestbook



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