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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  • A small town of approximately 5000 residents Cashel is located in County Tipperary and is best known for his historical and archaeological heritage. Hore Abbey, of which now only ruins exist, is of Benedictine and was founded in the 12th century by English monks. He later became a Cistercian Center donated to the monks by Bishop of Cashel in 1270. In the middle of the plain, it is interesting to visit because is very little from the fortress of Saint Patrick.
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  • Really cool Abbey just down the hill from the Rock Of Cashel. Takes 10 minutes or so to walk from the castle down a muddy path. But worth it. Met a nice Collie on the way.  more »
  • Some ruins are just, well, ruins -nice, worth a visit if you're near them, but mostly unremarkable. This abbey though is truly breath-taking. Looks like a different building around each corner, so muc...  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 quie high.
  • If you are near / visting the Rock, then you should certainly check this Abbey out. It is a nice walk and you can pretty much climb all over.
  • We were lucky to spot this beauty while at the Rock of Cashel! It was just a walk through a field and a jump over a rock fence to get there. So worth it.
  • Worth a walk down from the Rock of Cashel. Way less crowded and much more fun to explore on your own, although it is in much worse condition then the Rock.
  • Would highly recommend seeing. An interesting ruin. Very cool to see.

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Where to stay in Cashel

Backpackers often seek out the hostel in Cashel, while other visitors tend to opt for a traditional bed and breakfast. If you're looking for a place from which to explore the town's medieval castle grounds, opt for accommodations in the heart of the town itself. You'll find several old guesthouses in the historical city center, and some hotels in this area offer real architectural intrigue. You can also get in touch with your outdoorsy side by pitching a tent at one of the local campgrounds.
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