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“Lose your self in the Past”
Review of Bridgetown Priory

Bridgetown Priory
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Walking around the ruins of 12th Century Bridgetown Priory you can really become absorbed in the past. The buildings are extensively restored and well documented with sketches and descriptions of the way the different buildings were used in the past. The setting is so tranquil and beautiful that you will certainly spend more time than you had intended there. Somewhat off the beaten track but easily accessible from Castletownroche in County Cork this site is well worth a visit. Its location mans that it is never overcrowded.Nearby Castletownroche is a beautiful village steeped in traditions and history and set in a beautiful location. If travelling to or from Killarney this route via Fermoy brings you through the town and makes for a picturesque and interesting stop on your journey. Hve a brandy in the town where Richard Hennessey was born.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Bridgetown Priory is a very short distance from the N72 (Dungarvan to Killarney Road) and well worth the small detour. The ruins are most atmospheric and very well maintained and explained. The situation is picturesque - and you are more than likely to have the place to yourself.

2  Thank Jane A
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Being married to a Mallow Girl from Castletownroche, I find Irish history very interesting. After living in Ireland for nearly 2 yrs, I first checked out this site yesterday 20th Jan 2013.
It was a dull and gloomy day. I could imagine this place being even more stunning on a sunny day.
I was really intrigued to read all the information as we walked around. Its not exactly easy to find however it is sign posted. So interesting to think how on earth they built this in those days. Awesome!

1  Thank Tom B
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

One of the most important ancient monastic sites in the Blackwater Valley. Grounds are very neat and tidy. Signposting from Castletownroche village is good. Interpretation on site is good. Impressively maintained and free.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Priory is set in a beautiful location where the Awbeg meets the Blackwater surrounded by the fertile hills of North Cork. This is an understated attraction - there is no charge - it is open to visitors at all times and it is a very well preserved ruin of what is a 13th century priory. This would be of interest to photographers - lovely opportunities there! Ideal for history buffs - not much to detain your average kid though - particularly the younger ones.

2  Thank Sheila O
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