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Yes, this is basically yet another ruin. However, enough of the original structures remain to provide a vivid sense of what this former monastic community was like. The setting is spectacular. The founders wanted to be 'away from it all', in a site that inspired...More
Ancient Abbey ruins with a very interesting history. These ruins are set on the edge of the Burren in a picturesque location. The ancient graves are well preserved. It's a slight detour off the N67 and down what looks like a private farm road, but...More
We came here first thing in the morning, on our drive from Spiddal. Very secluded, nobody else there at first, as we were finishing up, another couple came along and we exchanged picture taking. This is a ruin, just the shell of the building. But...More
On my first trip to Ireland and my first tour, we found this gem which I will never forget. Historical Ireland. You can almost feel it come alive. This dates to the 1100 and yet is incredibly well maintained. I almost felt like I could...More
In Ireland for vacation and out driving countryside. I found the abbey online and knew we had to visit. It was eerily quiet but beautiful. We loved walking the grounds and reading the history oud the place. It really was one of the most extraordinary...More