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Address: Gort, Ireland
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+353 91 563 081
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So worth stopping for this.

We saw this in the distance and when the turn came up for it we took it. There is a car park. It is really atmospheric and you can see the monks going about their business. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Yvonne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this in the distance and when the turn came up for it we took it. There is a car park. It is really atmospheric and you can see the monks going about their business. And the tower is great.

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Thank Yvonne M
Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Went out of our way to visit, but for a purpose. We wanted to go here to take video and drone pictures. The place is spread across several sites, with a tower structure, that can be seen from the road as you approach. Car park is just past the graveyard. There is not much to look at, unless you look... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Wondered around this site with the old monastic buildings (abbey, tower,etc). It's a quick but interesting stop in the Burren. However, despite being a historical site it is still a functioning grave yard with a mix of old and recent gravestones. Would not recommend visiting on a Sunday as it may be perceived as disrespectful to mourners to be snapping... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Wandering the Burren like Alice in Wonderland, drove by this site and noticed a couple in the distance walking in the ruins. Failing to see a small obscure gate entrance on main road, I went down a side road. Only cows and a farm house -- no site entrance. I decided to park on the side road and crawl under... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

We stumbled across this monastery from 610 AD and it was fascinating. It says visit the house across the street for a guidebook (4 Euros). The lovely woman offered us the keys so we could go inside. Truly fascinating and beautiful. Still can't get over the tower!

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Thank HarrisClan_10
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

When you stand beneath the tower its easy to picture what it must have been like back when the site was first developed this ancient monument on the edge of the burren has somthing different to offer at every visit and is a photographers paradise. Kids also love it, my own always like to imagine its Repunsels tower and the... More 

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Thank Cork2Galway1
Holmdel, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I have stumbled across this site on both of my trips to Ireland. Very convenient to the road. Great spot for some outstanding pictures. Very nice stop on the way to the Cliffs of Moher or Aliwee caves.

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Thank laureljoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We found this charming place by accident traveling Birr on the way to Adare. We saw the tower from the road and new we had to stop in. It is easy to take great photos of this place.

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Thank Jonathan G
Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

My husband and I stopped here on our drive from Limerick to Galway and it was definitely worth a stop. I found out about it from another person on TA and I'm so glad! It was one of the more interesting ruins we saw and we almost had the place to ourselves. We loved the spots like this that were... More 

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Thank Michaels017
Paeroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This site is as good as the Rock of Cashel but without the view and without the hoards of tourists you find at Cashel. Well worth a visit. There is a car park and information on the site can be obtained from the Tower View B&B across the road. Or google the history before you go. Tradition has it that... More 

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