Fore abbey is a fantastic attraction situated on a flat boggy area enclosed by two steap hills, giving it a mythical/mystical vista. The abbey itself is a magnificent ruin of a Benedictine medieval monastery(which had been populated at one time by French Benedictine monks from Évreux, Normandy), built on the site of a more ancient celtic christian site, founded by St. Fachtna. Fore itself is famous for it seven wonders including, the jumping church and the water that won't boil. One of the hills features a small castleated church and grave yard,up this incline is the hill's stone outcrop, which gives a very athnospheric feeling to the place. The village itself still has the ruins of its medieval gates. Not unlike Rennes La Chateau in the Languedoc or some other Cathar retreat.
Good parking and not far from, Lough Lean and Lough Bane, not as visited as it should be, beautifull landscape and colours all year round.
Only downside, is the local coffee shop, to be avoided but the rest is excellent.
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