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Almost Timeless, a wonderful place

We really enjoyed this place. It was the start of our Ireland tour and to be able to walk around... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Lihue, Hawaii
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Fascinating 12th century Abbey, reminding us if we needed reminding that Ireland was once the... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
N. Ireland
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

We really enjoyed this place. It was the start of our Ireland tour and to be able to walk around the abbey and look first hand at the work was wonderful. The place has such an incredible view. We were lucky that it wasn't busy,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Fascinating 12th century Abbey, reminding us if we needed reminding that Ireland was once the Island of Saints and Scholars.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Not large can be done in a short stop. Old ruins and a nice view of the Rock of Cashel. Short distance from Rock of Cashel and can be done in the same day.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KenL537
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Steps from The Rock of Cashel in the valley below, just 10 minutes away. A very pleasant walk through open green fields with sheep around you. The ABBEY is deserted so you are on your own to explore and take in the energy that surrounds...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert E
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I really enjoyed this place. Most people that visit the Rock of Cashel take the walk down to this ruin of a church. I actually enjoyed this place more than most of the functional churches we saw. You just walk around and begin to imagine...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

While visiting Cashel I visited this old ruin.. On the day found the visit enjoyable and I really like the stories about it ... a place worth the visit and it’s free...

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

St Mary's Abbey or Hore Abbey is a small ecclesiastic ruin next to the Rock of Cashel. Most visiting the Rock of Cashel drive on by- we were alone in walking through it!- but I loved the respite from the huge crowd- and we took...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mary L
Reviewed May 24, 2018

If you're visiting Rock of Cashel, you really should plan on walking down the hill to also visit Hore Abey. It's not a long walk down the hill, but it did look like there was a small area for a few cars if you choose...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank NorthMIMom
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

From the heights of the Rock of Cashel you can look down upon this Abbey, but do yourself a favor and actually visit these ruins. Escape the crowds of “the Rock” and meander through these grounds. In the solitude of the cloister and church walls...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank fjayv
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Hore Abbey is just a short walk away from the rock. There is limited parking available also. No charge to visit. Nice quiet place with an impressive view of the nearby Rock of Cashel.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
There is not a parking lot. We just parked on the side of the road next to the gate. You have to walk through a cow pasture on a cement sidewalk to get there. It is well worth the time.