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Address: 8 miles Southeast of Ennis, Quin, Ennis, Ireland

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nice place to visit if you're nearby

It's a really nice place to visit if you're nearby, it's basically a Fort that was converted later to a Abbey. It's in ruins but is maintained and its worth the visit!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sandra M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a really nice place to visit if you're nearby, it's basically a Fort that was converted later to a Abbey. It's in ruins but is maintained and its worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth seeing if you passing through, it probably keeps you bussy only for an hour or if you like horse back riding you could combinate it with castelfergus equistarian center and stay in the lovely abbey tavern ... great food a cross the road in the tavern

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a crumbling abbey, and while not abandoned (the grounds are still maintained), it's a derelict ruin, slowly being overtaken by moss. There's not a huge amount to see, and what's left of the upper floors is out of bounds, but you can still get some interesting photos.

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Quin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been here on a number of occasions and always love the quiet of the area. As it is run by the Office of Public WOrks (OPW), it is only open to the public (interior) at certain time. Regardless, take the time to wander around, as it is a beautiful building best explored on outside and inside...to get a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great castle to explore. Incredible history and amazing that it is upright and safe to explore inside on foot. Some awesome photo opportunities and then a great pub across the road for a nice pint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Well worth spending some time here and so easy to find with St Mary's right beside this wonderful site. The Hotel Abbey is a great Irish pub with great service and food

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Visited in a soft Irish mist. Just loved walking around the ruins. We were the only ones there so no crowds to contend with. Met a local gentleman who gave us a history of the surrounding area. Located in a nice village where you can have a cuppa or a pint. Just wish the ruins had more of their history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was amazed at how well preserved and kept the site was. The groundskeeper/guard was a bit on the surly side, but the experience was worth it. You should definitely go and see it!

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is well looked after with tons of information and history. Well worth walking around. This has an amazing setting with a great panorama. Definitely worth a stop to see and learn about this part of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stumbled on this when we ate lunch at the abbey tavern it was a great find ,don't miss this it is spectacular

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