Clare - Quin Friary 2009 

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File contributed by: Jim McNamara 
April 25, 2010, 8:40 am


Source:  Jim McNamara

Sioda Cam MacConmara built the castle and friary there in 
1402 AD to give the Franciscans protection.  Sioda's son was 
rescued from drowning in a river by a Franciscan monk, so 
that was the reason recorded for the building of this castle 
by a McNamara.  He also built a small castle on a hill 
overlooking the townland Laccaroe Lower and it still stood 
there in late 1700s but no sign of it remains since 1800s.