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Address: Gort, Ireland
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+353 91 563 081
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I must say I found it accedentaly while driving from Gort to Burren directon. I stopped in this non-touristic spot. Its well prepare for visitors - there is a parking next by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karo_m83
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Loughrea, Ireland
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Loughrea, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say I found it accedentaly while driving from Gort to Burren directon. I stopped in this non-touristic spot. Its well prepare for visitors - there is a parking next by and information board about the monastery. It very secluded and quiet - thats the best about it. The only company you have is the company of the cows... More 

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Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat spot. We were driving to the Father Ted House, turned a corner & saw the tower in the distance. It has a small parking area & the are is accessible via some gates & some walls with built-in steps.

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Thank Bill M
NM
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place.The high crosses, round tower, the old church and many lovely old crosses. Love it here, so serene and historic.

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Thank Keith C
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 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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134 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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236 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank diana5251905
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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