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Pleasant ruins in a pleasant village

Since the tourist information office was closed we were unable to seek additional information about... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Andrew J
,
Fareham, United Kingdom
Unbelievable Place which will get you lost in time.

If you really wish to see true Irish people then you should pop into see Jane in the local coffee... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
theirishdollies
,
County Meath, Ireland
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“old church” (4 reviews)
“walk around” (2 reviews)
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Fore, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Since the tourist information office was closed we were unable to seek additional information about the site to give it contex. Thus, our visit was pleasant without being special. The ruins are well maintained and offers a short walk. We approached Fore from the direction...More

Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

If you really wish to see true Irish people then you should pop into see Jane in the local coffee shop who was so helpful and knowledgeable about the area. That her charm would make you go back for a second time. Jane will also...More

1  Thank theirishdollies
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This has to be the most under-rated historical site we have visited. Fortunately, one of our cousins suggested the visit because it was close to an old family homestead, and we are so happy we visited. The ruins of a large 1,000 year-old monastic settlement...More

Thank sjhokie
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Really interesting ruins and off the beaten path, so our little group had the place entirely to ourselves. You had to walk over some bridge pathways over a boggy area to get to the main ruins – about 5 minute walk. Very nice caretakers. The...More

Thank bradziker1
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The kids loved running around exploring the ruins and trying to find the '7 Wonders of Fore'. We had the whole place to ourselves not like other historic sites like Glendalough. There is a lovely looped walk, 3km I think. Walk takes you through the...More

Thank GTD123456789
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with a few families and the kids had an amazing time climbing in the Abbey. There is a lovely and well maintained Forrest walk close by with plenty of interesting things to see for kids along the way.

Thank Elaine J
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to go to see Fore Abbey and to learn about the 7 wonders of Fore. The signage is excellent and it is easy for everyone to walk and access the abbey - we had someone on crutches. It is such a shame that people...More

1  Thank Enda K
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour here with my 8 yr old daughter, we both loved it something mystical about it don't forget to place a coin in the tree :)

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

There is easy parking right off the road. Great place to leave the car and walk around. There are signs describing the "7 wonders". The ruins are interesting to walk and climb around. If you have time, there is a great view from the very...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. So beautiful and serene and steeped in history. Lovely walk from the roadside car park up the Hill of Fore for lovely views of the valley below. The monastery is gorgeous too and very interesting to wander around. Some excellent guidebooks for...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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