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 12th century abbey isn't overly commercialised and a must see if you want to walk around the ruins in peace and quiet. There wasn't another person when we were there and it is free. So, we were ab...  more »
  • The place is nice but there is not much to see there. It's out of the way and I would not make a special trip to see it.  more »
  • This ruin looks interesting from the road but on parking up we found that dogs weren't allowed on the site, which is a shame. What's the problem so long as people bring poo bags? Most people are respo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The great monastic orders struggled to keep going in the Gaelic regions of Ireland but this is one that survived. Corcomroe survived many raids and lasted longer and better than most of its peers. There is a tomb of a Conor (Crocbhur) who is said to be the builder of Dún Crocbhúr on Inis Meáin (Inismaan) but this is a harmless and unlikely tale. The monastery is the local cemetery today and access is easy and free. It is a good place to turn off and visit if you are in the Burren. The grounds are very well kept
  • Such a beautiful place to be with friends. The Abbey was amazing and the view spectacular. The center here was also very interesting and informative.
  • We hosted an impromptu wedding here. It was beautiful
  • Awesome area to explore! Loved seeing the ruins and also appreciated being able to explore without an associated cost.

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Where to stay in Ballyvaughan

Discover the charms of the Burren area by staying at an affordable bed and breakfast or traditional cottage in Ballyvaughan. While there are a handful of hotels to choose from here, this village is known for its self-catering accommodations, most of which come in the form of cottage-style guesthouses and basic bed and breakfasts. The center of the village offers lodging for a range of visitors traveling with different budgets.
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