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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  • This is a beautiful place to go for a long walk and take in the scenery around. The most beautiful time to go is April when the carpet of bluebells and wild garlic are out. Is a lovely old Abbey and f...  more »
  • Tintern Abbey is a wonderful place to visit so much History atached to the Abbey. Beautiful walkers and the Wall Gardens is lovely. Lovely cafe on grounds fabulous coffee. We spends about four there h...  more »
  • Tintern Abbey is a lovely day out for all the family . Plenty of different walks ,and a lovely tea room .  more »
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  • A well-preserved abbey with an excellent coffee shop. The descriptions placed on the walls offer some of the best-written perspectives of Irish history that I have read anywhere in Ireland.
  • Great history, great walks and great value. You could spend all day here. We're going back with the kids. Do not accept cards unfortunately so be prepared with cash.
  • During our trip around the Hook Peninsula, June 2016, we visited Tintern Abbey, 13th century Cistercian abbey, located in Saltmills, New Ross, County Wexford. Interesting historical place to visit. We also managed to have a cup of coffee in their Tea Room.
  • A very well preserved ruin thanks to the fact that it was inhabited by the Colclough (Coakley) family. Well worth a visit and the surrounding area is beautiful
  • Great OPW site, suits children, dogs on leads. Cafe with very good coffee and cake!

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