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Explore the ruins and rich history of Hore Abbey, an old Cistercian monastery originally founded by the Benedictine order in 1266. The abbey once served as a residence for monks, but Archbishop David McCarvill evicted them after having a dream that they would kill him. This was also the last pre-Reformation Cistercian foundation in Ireland. Take a moment to view the old gravestones and take in the views of the Rock of Cashel. You can walk through these ruins with unlimited access. PutHore Abbey into our Cashel trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Hore Abbey reviews
We were disappointed since we've been to Cashel twice and both times we weren't able to access the Abbey. It's gorgeous, but I wish we would've been able to walk around the ruins.
We were disappointed since we've been to Cashel twice and both times we weren't able to access the Abbey. It's gorgeous, but I wish we would've been able to walk around the ruins. more »
This is a gorgeous piece of history that is unfortunately not maintained. There were a bunch of school aged children just hanging out on the ruins and a family that was doing a photo shoot on scene..... more
This is a gorgeous piece of history that is unfortunately not maintained. There were a bunch of school aged children just hanging out on the ruins and a family that was doing a photo shoot on scene..... more »
I was 3 months in Ireland and I was living 8km from Cashel. I made a lot of photos of castle and Hore Abbey, but most I like one. I changed a little this photo on black and white and add some bats...
I was 3 months in Ireland and I was living 8km from Cashel. I made a lot of photos of castle and Hore Abbey, but most I like one. I changed a little this photo on black and white and add some bats... more »
This Abbey can be seen from the grounds of the Rock of Cashel and is within walking distance , probably 10-15mins. If you go by car there is very limited parking We went by car and what made this unique was we had to cross a field of cows to get to the Abbey which for us made it more fun. You enter at your own risk but the cows never bothered us. The Abbey was bigger than we expected and in good shape in many places. As it's in the middle of a field it also makes for some great photo shots . If you visiting Rock of Cashel then pop in to the Abbey
Of Historical significance over 800 years old.. beautiful stone work, built originally by the Benedictine order with medieval methods still in evidence today. Situated in a working farm field with roaming cattle and a pathway straight to entryway. A magnificent view of "the Cashel " just above on the limestone. NOT.. wheelchair accessible as you have a small rounded gate with one way access to navigate onto pathway. No parking lot.. small roadways.
It’s a beautiful historical place originally built in the 13th century. It has ruins but well protected. A bit confusing when you see the sign at the gate, seems like a private property. After talking to a nice local lady, I found that the building structures are Ireland heritage and government property along with the walkway. The surrounding field is more like private property since cows come to the area during summer. No designated parking but you can just park on the street. Free parking and free entrance. A roadside attraction from Dublin to Cork.
Beautiful location to visit. There is no parking, so either I recommend parking somewhere in town and walking about 10 minutes, or find parking along the road. Please be respectful when you visit and pick up any trash you see, including your own. Leave no trace.
Told by the employees at the Cashel Rock that this is an old monastery. A wonderfully adventurous experience to walk down there from the Rock, also free from any litter and vandalism which we could see. Would have liked an informative sign somewhere detailing some history about the ruin.
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