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Kilmacduagh monastic site

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Kilmacduagh monastic site

This sounds like a neat place to visit, and just the kind of thing our kids would love. However, I haven't been able to find anything about opening/closing times. Are there any? The couple of reviews I've read have either not addressed it or just said "jump the fence" or "climb over the wall." Now, if that's the way it's done, fine, but I'm a little apprehensive about doing so without assurance that that's acceptable. To me, if there are gates and walls, they're there to keep people out. I feel like I'm trespassing if I jump them. Can anyone give me any guidance?

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1. Re: Kilmacduagh monastic site

The key is available from the bungalow across the road from the end wall down past the gate 1st house on the right. provided there is someone in!

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2. Re: Kilmacduagh monastic site

Thanks...so if there's no one in, should we jump the wall or just drive on sufficing with "Look kids, Kilmacduagh! No, we're not stopping."

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3. Re: Kilmacduagh monastic site

There is access to the site and graveyard itself but the building and some ruins are locked up. Also around Gort are Yeat's Tower (Thoor Balyllee) which is unfortunately still closed for renovation, Coole Park and the Lady Gregory Museum.

http://www.stcolman.com/pilgrimage.html

http://www.gortonline.com/TouristGuide/PlacesofInterest/ThoorBallylee/Thoor+Ballylee.htm

http://www.gortonline.com/gregorymuseum/

http://www.coolepark.ie/

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4. Re: Kilmacduagh monastic site

You can enter the site at any time without problems. Some of the buildings are locked and the key is at the farmhouse across the road. I would use my discretion on whether or not to go and ask for it - for example, if it's lunchtime or after 8 or so at night, I wouldn't disturb the people.

It's a good site to visit, with lots of different buildings and lots of info on the signs.

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5. Re: Kilmacduagh monastic site

Photo's from this mornings visit.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60242816@N02/sets/72157629330559905/

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6. Re: Kilmacduagh monastic site

Tony thanks for sharing these photos. It does look like a very interesting site!

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