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Address: Saltmills, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 51 562 650
Description: Founded in 1200 AD by William, the Earl Marshall, this historic complex...
Founded in 1200 AD by William, the Earl Marshall, this historic complex consists of a nave, chancel, chapel and cloister.
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This place was a beautiful surprise find. It was decades since I'd been here and the OPW have done a tremendous renovation job in that time. The history of the place is posted in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place was a beautiful surprise find. It was decades since I'd been here and the OPW have done a tremendous renovation job in that time. The history of the place is posted in signs aaround the castle so you can browse at your own pace. For me the best part were the various walks, well signposted, around the whole... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

An abbey with a very interesting history - it was also once converted into a castle! It lies amid beautiful surroundings and you can see an inlet of the sea.Guided tours are available for free.Reasonably priced.you can also vist the Colclough walled garden which has been rescued from oblivion and is very attractive. There is a small fee. It was... More 

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Wellingtonbridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had the privilege of doing the tour and it really was brilliant. The building itself is awe inspiring, love it there. Great place for kids (and big kids) to roll down hills too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Called having read about in it tourist guide for Wexford and near where we were staying. Boring for kids and teenagers. No real contents to look at as it is a shell. Picturesque setting. History explained and its decline. Has a tea room and some country walks. Could spend a nice hour here on a nice day.

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Paternoster, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

First an abbey, then a home after King Henry V111 closed the monasteries , and now a dramatic ruin. Beautifully sited at an inlet with much still in place , it is interesting to visualize the sheer size of the early abbey. Then the conversion to a grand home rising to 4 storeys and visualizing that grandeur thanks to some... More 

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Blessington, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It was my second visit there and again I came too late to enter the abbey. But what I love is the woodland around, with some nice walk paths, and the bridge which was built in XVI century. If you go to the woods you will come across the mysterious ruins of an old mill, take over by plants. Looks... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is an excellent stopping point around the Circle of Hook and, to get the full benefit of its historical context, should be seen after one visits the Ros Tapestries site in New Ross as well as the Jerpoint Abbey outside of Thomastown. William Marshall, referred to prominently in the Ros Tapestries, had this abbey constructed after he and his... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful ruins of Tintern abbey, surrounded by lots of great nature walks. Great spot to break up a long car ride, or to have a picnic.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went here for lunch last year and it was great. Since then the restaurant has been replaced with tea rooms which literally only serve beverages and cake. On arrival we were informed you couldn't just go into the tea rooms, you had to pay just to enter. €10 for the family. This entitled us to tour the whole Abbey,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

4€/pers. Great price for such a beautiful place so much history and information. Even just walking around the abbey grounds without paying is beautiful and fun.

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Address: Saltmills, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 51 562 650
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wexford

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