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Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)

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Visit early in the morning

Beautiful in the morning, and almost no one else was there. Also a stop on the walking tour that... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2019
Chicago, Illinois

We came here on our last day in Donegal town. Its very peaceful. Considering how old some of the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Dundalk, Ireland
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The ruins of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1474.
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

Beautiful in the morning, and almost no one else was there. Also a stop on the walking tour that starts at the visitor's center.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank magtrav201
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Great photo opportunity with right weather. Nice walk, harbour and old cemetery. The boat trip looks good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We came here on our last day in Donegal town. Its very peaceful. Considering how old some of the graves are the headstones are beautiful. Some really old ones too. It’s very well looked after.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank martinakrobinson
Reviewed 12 October 2018

So glad we visited the Abbey. Brought back memory from my parents. Nice we were there lovely. It was a sunny day when we went. Gardens lovely.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WestMidlandsSamantha
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We stayed at The Water's Edge B & B and the Abbey was right behind it. Enjoyed walking through reading the headstones. Donegal Bay is a beautiful backdrop for the Abbey. Made some pretty pictures with the celtic crosses and the Bay.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

A quiet peaceful feeling envelopes you as you walk along the different graves. Not much of the abbey remains, but definitely worth the trip. Marie S

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank E8344IXmaries
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Stumbled upon this place whilst walking around Donegal. Headed to look out onto the bay and found it, a lovely peaceful place to walk around. Had a look at some of the headstones (the ones we could read, some a very old!) and the ruins...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sophie2327
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The Abbey of the Four Masters is located right next to Donegal Town a few minutes walk from the castle and overlooking the water. It is therefore worth a few minutes to take a look as it is so easily accessible. We saw it on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a small cemetery and ruins of the Abbey. So very pretty with the drop back of Donegal Bay. It is still used today. Just a short walk from the Diamond in down town. A must see

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Its beautiful for a nice little walk. Some very old ruins and tombstones there, some so old they are nearly buried under ground. Such a peaceful place with a view of the bay. Great place for pictures and very historical.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank turrah
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