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Clare Abbey, Ennis

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Clare Abbey, also known as Clareabbey, is a ruined Augustinian monastery located near the Town of Ennis, along the banks of the Fergus River, and about a mile north of Clarecastle in County Clare, Ireland. The Abbey, founded in 1189, was the largest and most important of the Augustinian monasteries in County Clare.
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  • Ckare Abbey is well worth your time if you are in the Ennis area. It's a short drive from Ennis centre but it's well signposted. The road has been realigned due to the more recent motorway and bypass....  more
    Ckare Abbey is well worth your time if you are in the Ennis area. It's a short drive from Ennis centre but it's well signposted. The road has been realigned due to the more recent motorway and bypass....  more »
  • The ruins are off a dual carriageway. You have to drive up a rough lane way to get to it. It is big and spacious but there is no signs with information about the abbey there at all. Nice thing to see....  more
    The ruins are off a dual carriageway. You have to drive up a rough lane way to get to it. It is big and spacious but there is no signs with information about the abbey there at all. Nice thing to see....  more »
  • Clare Abbey was the first, largest and most important Augustinian house in Clare, founded in 1189. It is situated on an elevated site beside the River Fergus. After Abbey raundabout on the way to... 
    Clare Abbey was the first, largest and most important Augustinian house in Clare, founded in 1189. It is situated on an elevated site beside the River Fergus. After Abbey raundabout on the way to...  more »
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  • Nice historic landmark in the middle of the field 😊 Majestic. You'll find new tombs inside, which is pretty interesting and intrigue. Worth see it.
  • Historic , mystical place . And walking around the courtyard I could imagine the friary monks praying and walking along the courtyard . Beautiful views as you look out the arch windows. You can see the beautiful shades and shadows shining through as you walk around the Abbey. It makes you feel like you're at peace with yourself
  • Very beautiful landmark. Worth the detour and exploring. Spent about 10-15 minutes walking through the ruins.
  • This is far better marked and easier to get to than in years past. Improvements have been made to the roads and signage. There is a new walking jogging path down below along the river. This is a good size abbey and well worth a visit. If you are lucky the cows grazing in the field may approach and you might just be able to give one a scratch on the head as you pass into the abbey.
  • Slightly out of Ennis but definitely worth the 30ish minute walk... stunning and free to get in, unlike the one in the town centre.

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