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 trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Fascinating building on a beautiful landscape with old gravestones to look at and interesting stove cravings. Loved this place.  more »
  • Hoare Abbey (local spelling) is a 13th century Cistercian Abbey at the base of the Rock of Cashel. Originally established by the Benedictine order it was given to the Cistercian order by the Archbisho...  more »
  • Hore Abbey is overlooked by the Rock of Cashel, both physically and reputationally. Hore Abbey lies at the foot of the Rock, visible from the larger attraction. It is a pleasant stroll down to the abb...  more »
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  • Loved this stop! So fun just walking around these ruins. Easy to get to from the road. Would recommend taking a picture of the "floorplan" at the entrance gate before you go over so that you can reference it to know which rooms you would be standing in. Neat cemetery within it as well.
  • Nice place. Free access. The thing I liked most was that there was nobody to tell me not to climb on things, and I could get quite high.
  • Beautiful place and kept rely well, my son lover going there but I think its mostly the cows he enjoys 😂.
  • A great place to climb about in sight of the Rock. The kids had so much fun exploring here.
  • A very interesting monument with a great history behind it. Loved it!
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