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Fore Abbey, County Westmeath
Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Love this place. So beautiful and serene and steeped in history. Lovely walk from the roadside car park up the Hill of Fore for lovely views of the valley below. The monastery is gorgeous too and very... read more »
7 wonders of Fore :) couldn't see the river that flows against the gradient but all the six others, good place if the sun is out, good photography spots too and very very peaceful. State of the art pl... read more »
This is my favourite place in the world, peaceful, tranquil, relaxing and very spiritual. As you wonder around the ruins its hard not to imagine the Benedictine monks wandering the grounds. Steeped wi... read more »
I personally love fore abbey because it holds more than just the miracles it's already known for but it also includes lots of irish folklore as well. It has many mounds ...look up the history of mounds in Ireland. And it has hawthorn trees surrounding it. These lovely trees are known as "fairy trees"...and I hope they will excuse the term as they preferred to be call little people or wee ones. It is also a place of power or thin place as some call this type of place. I've found that fore abbey leaves me with a wonderful energy and excitement as no other place I've ever visited before. I've returned there several times and have discovered new points of interest every time that I had somehow over looked before. Perhaps they were only shown to me when I was ready to receive them.. Who knows? Out of any place I've visited I've chose fore abbey photos to display in my house. As everyday life catches up with me I turn to those beautiful photos to remind me of the wonderful experiences I've had there. It truly has changed my life to have visited fore abbey. I hope for the sake of all humanity that fore abbey remains as pristine and untouched as it it right now. Also for the magical beings that live there and protect it as their home.
Beautiful area and well worth the visit. Its nice to be able to have a proper walk around and look inside of it rather than it be fenced off and just staring at it from a distance!
Beautiful ruins you can walk around all year
Beautiful old village
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