I recently explored Kiclrea Friary (also called Kilcrea Abbey) and Kilcrea Tower, which is located across the road and a field from the friary. Kilcrea Friary dates back to 1400s and is an ancestral burial place for the mighty McCarthy family of Munster, the most famous is that of Art O’Leary. His grave is clearly marked and should interest anybody with a passion for Irish poetry and history. The friary was founded in 1465 by Cormac Laidir MacCarthaigh. After the locals run out of the space to bury people, they were just dumping the bodies here. You could still find some broken bones lying around here and in the old chimneys (although not many since the place is in the care of authorities and being cleaned up regularly). The friary now stands in ruins. Below you can see a short video of me exploring the friary inside and out.