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Burrishoole Abbey

Beautiful location and very well maintained abbey. Great history with very obvious importance for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dermot T
Dublin, Ireland
Just beautiful

Not technically an abbey and now in ruins, but lovely and in a gorgeous setting. Within a cemetery... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location and very well maintained abbey. Great history with very obvious importance for the local community but also for the many who, over the years, emigrated from the district.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dermot T
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Not technically an abbey and now in ruins, but lovely and in a gorgeous setting. Within a cemetery that is still in use.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KPC7
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

So glad we stopped here en route to Achill Island. It was a quiet beautiful morning and we had the place practically to ourselves. Got wonderful photos and enjoyed sitting and enjoying scenery around the ruins. There are colorful boats anchored in the bay... and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Auntfeena
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Close to Newport this abbey ( located about 2 miles outside the town towards Achill) was founded in 1469 by Sir Richard De Burg as a Dominican priory. The abbey is steeped in history and flourished until it was attacked and plundered by Cromwellian soldiers...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Inscribe
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Beautiful scenery here, and the old Abbey is very interesting. There are lots of old graves in the Abbey grounds - One I found interesting was the grave of a priest who was hanged in Newport in 1799, for his part in the 1798 Rebellion...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Eily1961
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Through deep woodlands on mysterious silent lanes, and into the open space with the full view of the ruins... They have made flower gardens on the approach; so lovely. As is the estuary and the swans.. quiet waters and seclusion. Even with the wind blowing...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank RoseMarigold77
Reviewed May 10, 2017

A lovely and romantic ruined abbey in the most exquisite little estuary, with views over to the Nephin hills and Achill as a backdrop.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank James L
Reviewed March 31, 2017

The ruined abbey site is surrounded by water on two sides, and views across the tidal inlet change with the tide and time of day. The other two sides are occupied by a largely modern cemetery (the older graves being clustered around or actually within...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank SpiritOfViator
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Was heading to Mulranny and did a spontaneous diversion when we spotted the sign for the Abbey. So glad we did, beautiful weather meant we got to see the Abbey is sunshine and it is set beside the river not far from The Greenway. The...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Set in a very peaceful place with running water, the sea and buildings that are well worth looking at. Site is off the main road and is not over run by visitors, a place to spend as much time as you like. A great spot...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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