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was beautiful

It is also next to the watermill and the old bridge we came by it every day when we went to the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Berniepaintings
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Elsloo, The Netherlands
Interesting stop

Very scenic. Caves, river, Abbey mill. Worth a stroll around. Ireland's oldest bridge is here... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
SparkyG72
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 Sep 2018
“was beautiful”
4 Aug 2017
“Interesting place”
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 August 2011

You might be disappointed, a small cave with a dirt floor next to a babbling brook and surrounded by majestic trees but...if you feel the awe of a holy place and appreciate the sense of history from a place where local catholics celebrated Mass in...More

6  Thank tungaroa
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The short walk to the cave is beautiful along a river. Was very interesting to see the cave where mass once was said when it was banned. Shame there was cans of empty beer lying about the cave, which detracted from it somewhat. But otherwise...More

1  Thank Evie M
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

It is also next to the watermill and the old bridge we came by it every day when we went to the town, The cave is small and mystic

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The short walk to the cave is beautiful along a river. Was very interesting to see the cave where mass once was said when it was banned. Shame there was cans of empty beer lying about the cave, which detracted from it somewhat. But otherwise...More

1  Thank Evie M
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very scenic. Caves, river, Abbey mill. Worth a stroll around. Ireland's oldest bridge is here too. The cafe was closed (Saturday afternoon)

Thank SparkyG72
Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you're in the area, this is a must-see. Take the path and discover a gorgeous stream and interesting caves.

Thank Jpianoshop
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Interesting visit to mass rock,dating from penal times. impossible to find or hit on but for excellent signs,v close to the abbey mill and next to Ireland's oldest bridge. Visit 3 in one afternoon.

1  Thank S7290LMianm
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Picture yourself back in the dark ages hidden trying to practice your faith , well this place is putting you there great walk lovely river , and the smell of natural garlic full of history , children will like it too , the tree that...More

2  Thank binflynn1
Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

Extremely photographic place with river and growth surrounding area steeped in history.. Worth a wander around and visit St.Patrick well and mill wheel which is very close by

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Was not overly impressed but I suppose I expected a lot more and it is a historic site to visit. It is located in a nice part of Ballyshannon - beside the Water wheel and the Holy Well all within walking distance.

Thank Andy-Cabs
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Historical Mass Rock site where Catholic Priest's were murdered by English marauders during 12th & 13th Century. A 3 minute drive from town of Ballyshannon

1  Thank Paddy3716
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

These are caves where people used to say Mass during the Penal Times. They are a nice sight to see. There are a few of them to see. They are beside the abbey mill

2  Thank Niamh N
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