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Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)

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Address: The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland
Description: The ruins of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1474.

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These were lovely ruins of the abbey. Gorgeous to see and to venture around finding out factual info from graves and so forth. Very calming also been close to the sea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very easy to find in Donegal town, near the tourist office, a veri scenic cemetery in front of the Ocean.

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

i thought it was triffic, i walked a bit, was triffic, but overall with umbrellas i still found it triffic, nice though, triffic,.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A lovely setting over the river but little remains of the abbey. We found the tomb stones and the information they provided of more interest

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

These were lovely ruins of the abbey. Gorgeous to see and to venture around finding out factual info from graves and so forth. Very calming also been close to the sea.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When I visit Donegal Town I always visit Donegal Friary. I find it a very peaceful place overlooking Donegal bay. The grounds around the Friary have been used over the years as a graveyard. Its nice to sit on the wall and look out over the bay.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Not much to see but if you know Irish history and the Four Masters it's very cool. Right along the bay, it's a very pretty site.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a lovely peaceful graveyard amongst the ruins of the old Abbey. Lucky enough to find some relatives buried there. The sun was bursting out of the sky when we visited, couldn't have had a better day for it.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A peaceful place with some good views over the lake and a nice place to walk around to see the ruins. we spent about 30 minutes here and it's located near the centre.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Abby was very old some parts falling down but very interesting reading about the Friars and this they lost the Abby to the English then got it back again and seeing the gravestones

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Freeport, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just the ruins of an old Abbey. No tour or even literature. In truth, the most interesting parts were the old headstones. The earliest I could find and still read was 1764. The graveyard must still be in use because many of the headstones were recent.

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Address: The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town

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