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“The Seven Wonders of Fore”
Review of Fore Abbey

Reviewed February 8, 2013

Fore Village and wonders are located near Castlepollard, Westmeath and there is an old abbey that was built on bog with lots more to see

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

An impressive ruined abbey located in a beautiful valley. Free parkingspace is available near the abbey.
Near the abbey there are some trees covered in small pieces of cloth. The habbit of seeking heeling from illness in holy places goes back to pre christian times. Bandaged used to cover injured or painfull bodyparts are left on the branches of a tree with the idea that also the pain and illness are left behind.
Near the abbey there is a small coffeeshop where we had hot chocolat with marhmellows and very tasty homemade coffee-pastry. The woman in the shop was kind and friendly.

5  Thank Rene V
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

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.

2  Thank PADRAIGTrim
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Fore abbey is a must when visiting Midlands. Old abbey in a lovely green valley, two chapels on the hillside; it's a piece of the ancient Ireland.

2  Thank Slaw1
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Fore Abbey located just outside Castlepollard and ten minutes from Mullingar it is historical ruins and traditions kept in unspoiled beauty. Beautiful location for pictures and the coffee shop offers some great postcards.

3  Thank Mandylovestotravel
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