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Hore Abbey, Cashel

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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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  • It's a place only worth visiting if you have time and fancy a walk down from the rock nothing really there to see 
  • We walked over one night to visit Hore Abbey. It was a beautiful location, though for some reason people feel inclined to leave their trash here. This Abbey seems to be "taken for granted" and I'd lov...  read more »
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  • 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.
  • In my opinion, one of the best Abbey's in all of Ireland. Access is free but there is not much room for parking. The best time to go is at sunset.
  • Well worth a visit. Despite being a ruin it's still in good enough condition for you to get the experience of what it was like in its heyday. Only a short walk from the Rock of Cashel.
  • This is a beautiful ruined abbey. It's proximity to Cashel Rock means that it doesn't get the crowds that it might otherwise have.
  • Short 10 min. walk from Rock of Cashel. Beautiful site. Worth doing.
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