Tintern Abbey, Wexford

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Tintern Abbey was a Cistercian abbey located on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland.The Abbey - which is today in ruins, some of which have been restored - was founded in 1203 by William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, as the result of a vow he had made when his boat was caught in a storm nearby. Once established, the abbey was colonised by monks from the Cistercian abbey at Tintern in Monmouthshire, Wales, of which Marshal was also patron. To distinguish the two, the mother house in Wales was sometimes known as 'Tintern Major' and its daughter abbey in Ireland as 'Tintern de Voto' (Tintern of the vow).After the Dissolution of the Monasteries the abbey and its grounds were granted to firstly to Sir James Croft, and then in 1575 to Anthony Colclough of Staffordshire, a soldier of Henry VIII. His descendants became the Colclough Baronets. The final member of the Colclough family to reside at Tintern was Lucey Marie Biddulph Colclough who donated the abbey to the nation. Considerable research and restoration has since taken place.
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  • Stopped here on a Monday in March - it truely is beautiful, and we had the place mainly to ourselves. Its a shame that on Monday's there is no cafe open, nor can you go into the abbey, but we had a wa...  more »
  • This was a stop on our tour, when we were told it was the ruins of an old abbey we thought why are we stopping. When we pulled up to the abbey, we were amazed! It was absolutely beautiful! The history...  more »
  • We had spent an hour in the abbey. It has a fantastic view. It’s a nice meeting of nature and architecture.  more »
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  • excellent for walk, rest, picnic and photos..coffee shop offers a yummy goodies and hot drinks
  • An old ruins and new gardens. Loads of places to walk. Loved this beautiful place.
  • Excellent place to spend hours with family if you like to walk through forest.
  • Wexfords hidden gem. Take the time to walk the trails and visit the walled Gardens.
  • Beautiful Abbey and forest trails great place for the family to visit.

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