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Tranquil Place

Really peaceful spot, just of main road. Leave the hustle behind and reflect.. Great atmosphere... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2019
Roger C
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Very special place

We walked a lovely loop from Ballyvourney, up the Forest walk and into the monastic site. Really... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
Eilis22
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May 27, 2019
“Tranquil Place”
Feb 10, 2019
“Very special place”
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Really peaceful spot, just of main road. Leave the hustle behind and reflect.. Great atmosphere. Ancient past revisited
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We walked a lovely loop from Ballyvourney, up the Forest walk and into the monastic site. Really beautiful and peaceful place with a statue, well and grave of St. Gobnait. Would definitely recommend especially after reading some of the history of St. Gobnait.
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There is a modern church, and then there is the well and graveyard a few miles away. I recommend it. The Cork Branch of the Classical Association brought the attendees of the Summer School to a ruined castle and then to the modern church where the priest brought out the 1000
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St. Gobnait's story compelled me to include her monastic site in my visit to Ireland. We found it to be a very interesting place of pilgrimage. It was a very serene, meaningful place. We had a bit of trouble locating it, however. We were surprised at the lack of visible signage
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St Gobnait's well is next to an ancient tree on which people hang mementos and symbols of their prayers. The wall between this world and the spirit world is thin here.
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