Corcomroe Abbey, County Clare

Corcomroe Abbey is located in County Clare. Use our Ballyvaughan day trip planner to visit Corcomroe Abbey on your trip to Ballyvaughan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The ruins of the Lager Abbey, founded in the 12th century and then fallen into disrepair, is a must when visiting the area of the Burren. In the ruins there remained little-some grave, statue-but the atmosphere, peace and quiet (there is nothing around) justify the deviation.
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  • It might be more appropriate to say that the Hazel Mountain Chocolate Shop was built not far from the Abbey, but either way the two are well worth the stop in experiencing The Burren. The Abbey is nea...  more »
  • A stopover not to miss on your route. The Abbey is only 1.5 km from the main road. The site is mesmerizing. The ruins well preserved, lined with a beautiful green lawn House tombstones stone. We were again only for our visit making the time even more enjoyable. Mystical atmosphere.
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  • One of my favorite attentions we saw in Ireland. Corcomroe Abbey was peaceful and beautiful. There were also very few people there, which made for an awesome experience.
  • Stunningly beautiful and haunting. Definitely worth tracking down if you are in the area. Historically significant and some place you with not soon forget visiting
  • What a beautiful and serene setting. Corcomroe is best visited early before the buses arrive or later in the day when they are done with bus tours. It is quiet and a place for reflecting.
  • Some of best ruins of their kind in Ireland
  • Corcomroe Abbey is a well preserved ruin! A beautiful spot for photos, it is just a little ways off the main path to and from Cliffs of Moher to the north. Was there on a Sunday and there were several groups of people there, some locals visiting graves, and some tourists as well. Had a nice conversation with a local man about the history of the place, he pointed out two very small adornments, hidden high on the walls, a hound and a hare. He also told stories about how when he was young they could still climb up the corridors that lead up to the tops of the now decaying archway walls. Sounds exciting! All in all, this place is well worth a stop if you appreciate lovely ruins. The accompanying cemetery is in itself quite beautiful, straight out of a movie.
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