Towns of Kerry
Ballylongford —County Kerry
Imposing remains of Lislaughlin Franciscan Friary founded in 1478 stand on the site of an older monastery founded by St. Lachtin who died in 622. Set below Tarbert on the Shannon Estuary, it is the native area of internationally acclaimed contemporary poet, Brendan Kennelly.
Just two miles from Ballylongford one comes to Carrigafoyle Castle, a tower house built in 1490 by Conor Liath O Connor Kerry. The castle is beautifully situated on an inlet of the sea. It was besieged and taken in 1580 by Sir William Pelham who levelled the western portion with cannon.