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Hore Abbey, Cashel

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Explore the ruins and rich history of Hore Abbey, an old Cistercian monastery originally founded by the Benedictine order in 1266. The abbey once served as a residence for monks, but Archbishop David McCarvill evicted them after having a dream that they would kill him. This was also the last pre-Reformation Cistercian foundation in Ireland. Take a moment to view the old gravestones and take in the views of the Rock of Cashel. You can walk through these ruins with unlimited access. Put Hore Abbey into our Cashel travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cashel.
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  • We could see ruins from the top of the Rock of Cashel, and after tramping through a cow pasture we visited he ruins of this Augustinian monastery from the 11 th century. Well worth the hike!  more »
  • The Abbey is a bit of a walk but so wonderful to spend time wandering through the rooms.There are signs to explain the layout of the building.  more »
  • It's a short distance from the Rock. Just a stretch of the legs. In the middle of a pasture. No fee to see.  more »
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  • It's very close to the Rock of Cashel and there's an easy to follow public footpath leading to the abbey. It's very nice and peaceful.
  • Absolutely worth the visit. Skip Cashel; this beautiful place isn't mobbed by tourists or covered in ropes preventing you from exploring. You can go everywhere and see everything, and it is nearly empty of others. Easily one of the most stunning places I've ever found while travelling.
  • It was great, after the kids got slightly bored at the Rock of Cashel, we took an adventure through a filled pasture, over a wall, and across a couple streets for an hour of completely free exploration and fun.
  • Great historical ruin of Hore Abbey near the Rock of Cashel. It's not that much overcrowded like the Rock of Cashel and you can visit it without admission!
  • An old ruin that had been converted in to a manor house at some point. A great place for kids to explore.