Hore Abbey, Cashel

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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. Put Hore Abbey into our Cashel trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Come walking from Rock of Cashel, you enjoy every step from there and from this abbey you have stunning pictures of Cashel the attraction is free
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  • This sight is free and a great place to take pictures of the Rock of Cashel. You might have to walk past the cows, but they are friendly...just watch your step. The ruins are impressive.  more »
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  • It is just ruins at this time but it's very interesting to explore. You can freely walk through it at any time. The views from the Abbey are amazing. There's lots of interesting crevices to explore and old gravestones. The hardest part is finding a parking spot where you can walk to it but there certainly are parking spots within a few minute walk.
  • I couldn't believe how open this place is! In the middle of a beautiful field, you walk through a small gate and you are in this gorgeous ruin. We went in March and the place was empty and allowed you to let your imagination run wild. There were so many great pictures to take and time to just sit and enjoy viewing the remains of an almost thousand year old building.
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