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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  • 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. The photographers in my family liked the awesome view of the Rock of Cashel at sunset.
  • I'm very lucky to live so close to the Abbey. It sits below the Rock of cashel. Very tranquil. A old ruins . Once many hundreds of years a monastery. Always worth a vist.
  • What a beautiful place! These ruins are free to walk around and inside, and were completely empty when we went. We parked near the Rock of Cashel and walked down to the Abbey. As I said, it was empty so we got lots of great pictures. We even came back for the sunset and just parked directly in front of the gate of the abbey. Highly recommended
  • Well preserved remnants of the Abbey associated with the Rock of Cashel. A little tough to get to but has good photo opportunities.
  • A nice peaceful place at the foot of The Rock of Cashel. Not a 'can't miss sight' but it's a neat place nonetheless.
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