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My family and I had a private driver for the day. We planned on making a few stops at historic... read more

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Galway, Ireland
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Gorgeous spot just to soak up the atmosphere

These are beautiful abbey ruins. This is not a tourist site - there’s no guided tour or entry fee... read more

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Quin House 8 Miles Southeast of Ennis, Quin, Ennis, Ireland
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All reviews across the road beautiful ruin walk around worth the trip beautiful building grave markers nooks and crannies open to the public lit up at night nice village take photos great history franciscan friary office of public works no charge free entry ruins
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I had a private driver for the day. We planned on making a few stops at historic sites we were interested in seeing on our way to Galway. He encouraged that we also stop at Quin Abbey during our trip. This place...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank breerodriguez
Reviewed 5 days ago

These are beautiful abbey ruins. This is not a tourist site - there’s no guided tour or entry fee or gift shop. It’s just a beautiful spot to stop and contemplate things.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ilovescones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were advised to visit this place and was not disappointed. These ruins are amazing! The structure ( although sad that it is just in ruins) is very peaceful to walk around and it's easy to picture the building on its day. Highly recommend the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey is located in the beautifully maintained village of Quin and was a real treat to visit. The building is steeped in history and the cloister area is particularly stunning.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ger222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a major stop on our last trip to Ireland, and it was as incredible as we hoped it would be. We would have loved to been able to go inside, but it was locked. We had a great time in the near-by church...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Found this place quite by accident en route to another town, stopped to take a look and spent a good hour and a half walking around the grounds. Very picturesque! Well-preserved and fully explorable!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheSarzynskis
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

If in County Claire you as hold visit the Quin Abbey. Great history and beautiful ruin. We liked how well lit up at night the Abbey was that we came back during the day light to walk the grounds.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We were wanting to look at Castles in late October. Only one that could be toured. Thought is was neat with neat history. Ate at Pub across the street for lunch.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cruiser19451632036
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Like several others who posted about Quin Abbey, we just happened upon the ruined abbey, while on our way to Craggaunowen Living History Museum. What a pleasant and beautiful surprise! Quin Abbey is worth being a destination, not just an unexpected stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CultureVulture
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Completely off the beaten track but near Ennis. Enormous ruin with a completely intact cloisters and side chapels. Hauntingly beautiful. Still used for burials. No charge to enter.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from dtlibra | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it's free entry during daylight hours. There are some restricted areas, for safety reasons, at present. Still worth a visit, lovely village, nice walks. Quin is also on route from Ennis to nearby Knappogue... More