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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 parked at the junction, and walked across the field, there we admired this beautiful building at sunset. You could just imagine this place hundreds of years ago, in the bitter cold, as we experienc...  more »
  • We thought the Abbey was the highlight of our trip to Cashel. It is fun to imagine how the building used to stand, and you can see the half-missing stairway hanging from above which is really interest...  more »
  • Whereas these ruins can be visited freely within a few minutes from the Castle, it's really a shame not to go. What is visible now lets imagine the grandeur and splendor of the past, though today only a small part is resisting.
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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.