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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Ckare Abbey is well worth your time if you are in the Ennis area. It's a short drive from Ennis centre but it's well signposted. The road has been realigned due to the more recent motorway and bypass but trust the signs abd they'll lead you straight to the small car park at the Abbey.
It's free to enter and the place is so peaceful. It dates from the 12th centuryand was an Augustinian Abbey.
Its walls are pretty much all intact although ir is roofless. Some lovely window frames, headstones and crosses.
Written February 23, 2022
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Tony2Phones
Western Ireland, Ireland21,549 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Easy enough to see if you come into Ennis from the south, just look right before the motorway link roundabout. There are height restriction barriers but by car its a good paved road all the way down to the back of the Abbey. the last 200 yards is single track so be aware of anyone coming the other way and also locals walking their dogs.

Once at the Abbey you enter via a stile over the south wall. Typical Abbey layout with some nice features.

Bottom line, Its Free, its easy to access and you are more than likely to have the place to yourself because it pretty much of the tourist radar. shame because its definitely worth a look.
Written April 23, 2018
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Janette M
Limerick, Ireland504 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Having passed it numerous times on the by-pass, we decided to park up and go and see it. I'm glad we did. A 10minute walk that is paved some of the way leads you to the Abbey. You have to go over a "kissing wall" to get into it, so if you haven't dexterity or someone to lean on, you might find it difficult. People were walking dogs, were with buggies etc the Abbey is well maintained and is also a graveyard. We saw a gravestone from WW1 and a plaque commemorating babies who had died. Well worth our inquisitive walk!!
Written January 14, 2018
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TONYTONING
England UK276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We were on a touring holiday in your beautiful country.Could see the Abbey from the motorway and made a detour and was not disappointed.
Written September 2, 2018
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travnutz
Plainfield, IL234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Lovely! I am a bit unsteady on my feet so I did not get to enjoy it as much, as you had to climb up a few large rocks and thru a narrow passage way to see it fully. I wish the farmers that owned the land surrounding would accommodate just a bit more. The padlocked gates prevented you from getting to see even all four walls. A bit disappointing.
Written September 28, 2017
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dtlibra
Ennis, Ireland312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
It is definitely worth the trouble to visit this historic Abbey. Even though it is right beside the railway line, the access route is a circuitous track off the big roundabout at Limerick road, Ennis. Don't be deterred!
Written January 25, 2017
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parveend
Pune, India680 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
This is a historic place...centuries old. Remains are exisiting, not recreated. Its still being used by locals and graves are present which are still visited. The road leading to this place is really small. Ok to visit if its part of a tour nearby for other places.
Written December 30, 2016
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MedEngland
England2,302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
If travelling from the Mi8 (Limerick to Gort), turn westwards on the N85 to Ennis. You will see the dramatic setting of the Abbey to the north as you pass over the River Fergus. At the Ennis roundabout you will pick up the signs to the Abbey - a short but twisting route.

At the Abbey there is a car park. There are no charges for parking or entry. Built in 1189 by Domhnall Mor O'Brien, King of Thormond, the substantial ruins still contain the tower and a well-preserved East Window. Burials are still made here within the walls of the Abbey.
Written November 30, 2016
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chefpeppy
MD362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Visited the Abbey while staying at the Inn at Dromoland. No charge to enter the Abbey and the place is so peaceful. It dates from the 12th century and was an Augustinian Abbey.
Its walls are pretty much all intact although no roof. There are lovely window frames, headstones and crosses. There are no signs to tell you about the Abbey so unless you are doing a tour it would be advisable to read about it before going. The tower was closed when we were there.
Written May 1, 2023
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Marian M
65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
The ruins are off a dual carriageway. You have to drive up a rough lane way to get to it. It is big and spacious but there is no signs with information about the abbey there at all. Nice thing to see but would be better with information.
Written August 9, 2020
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