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Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)

The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland
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My parents and I walked around the abbey ruins at sunset and it was a very peaceful experience for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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As we got off the Waterbus in Donegal bay, we had a wander through the ruins of the Abbey and grave... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
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The ruins of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1474.
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The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents and I walked around the abbey ruins at sunset and it was a very peaceful experience for me. You can walk right in and there are a few plaques with history info at the entrance.

Thank srkhart
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

As we got off the Waterbus in Donegal bay, we had a wander through the ruins of the Abbey and grave stones, it was very interesting on one of our few sunny days in Ireland, the best part was that it was free, this is...More

Thank ILoveMyCommunity
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The ruins of the Abbey are located right on the water by the quayside. The starkness of the ruins against the sky is stunning. Interesting historic site. Underfoot conditions can be slippy in wet weather. The range of dates on the headstones is amazing. Some...More

Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful setting for an Abbey. The headstones and surroundings make for a short but moving part of an amble around the harbour. The Donegal forefathers should be very proud of their legacy. Go for a visit.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

fantastic live music at The Abbey, very busy little spot, food always delicious, great portion sizes.

Thank sharonryan1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Situated by the quayside in Donegal town, the Abbey is nice to take in during a walk. The building itself is in ruins with only a few partial walls remaining surrounded by gravestones. Quiet and serene.

Thank paddy966
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Just few steps walk from tourist office opposite to the pier for water taxis is the Abbey ruins with are quite picturesque .Though sad but look stunning.The Abbey dates back to 1474 and informative board with pictures well depict various eras of the Abbey. Well...More

Thank Naureen Y
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We wandered to the Abbey just out of curiosity. Quite a nice, serene place to walk around, with beautiful scenery and views out the Quay. We were the only ones there which made it even more interesting as you could almost visualize what it must...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 10 June 2017

A lovely setting for this abbey, which at this point is mostly just a memorial grave site. Fascinating reading headstones

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are in the area of Donegal Town you have to visit this place, especially if you are a photographer. Donegal Town was my starting point when i walked the Bluestack Way which leads you through the Bluestack Mountains up to Ardara. Early in...More

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