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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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  • In plain suddenly in the ruins, and quite crumbling ceiling or wall is difficult is to find what seems to be decorative. You can imagine still see the arch shape of the Windows, entrance and interior courtyard, was building a complete and interesting.
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  • What a great thing to have in you back garden a building that was built in the 1200's that retains it history even though it has no roof Its a short walk from the centre of the village and if you foll...  more »
  • Walked over in -1C and was the only person here for a half hour. The walk was pleasant in among the autumn colors. Beware of the cow /sheep pies in the fields. 
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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.