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“Hore Abbey”
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Hore Abbey
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Cashel
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Issaquah, Washington
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“Hore Abbey”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great ruins that are easily accessed from Cashel and the Rock of Cashel. The day we were in Cashel it was very cold, so we didn't end up walking out to them. If the weather were nicer, we would have. The Hore Abbey is free and would be a great place for a picnic or if you have kids, for them to run and play.

Visited March 2013
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“Great place for kids, it's free and full of history”
Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Am a regular visitor, bring the kids,it's free and you will nearly always have the place to yourself. Great for a picnic and chilling out. It's a bit if a trek to get into it from the road, that all part of it. Worth a visit

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Craig, Alaska
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“Atmospheric and you see something new every time”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Three times we've wandered around Hore Abbey, and every time we manage to see something different. The light is different, details stand out. It's a quiet place, a reflective place, and you should not miss it if you're in Cashel. Seriously. Don't miss it.

Visited November 2012
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Minneapolis
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“Melancholy ruin”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

This place evokes strong feelings on the gray cloudy day that we were there. The views to the Rock of Cashel are amazing, and the tranquility of the cows grazing there much as they probably were when the abbey was hosting abbots is bucolic.

Visited October 2012
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lashed
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“Better than the Rock!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

When we were visiting the Rock of Cashel, we noticed these abbey ruins down the hill and asked our guide about them. She told us we were welcome to walk down and visit. It's a bit of a hike and you have to pass through a field full of cattle - but we loved the abbey and thought it was even more interesting than the Rock! The Rock was quite crowded and much of it was inaccessible to tourists but the abbey is completely unmonitored. We spent over an hour exploring the ruins, trying to read the grave stones, and just sitting on the walls enjoying the view. We were by ourselves the entire time. This really was something special!

Visited September 2012
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