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Address: Killala, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 96 70848

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Worth the trek off the beaten path and through the cow pasture

We visited Moyne Abbey and the other two similar ruins in the area this morning with our three kids. There are a couple of spots to park along the road, but no real parking lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Moyne Abbey and the other two similar ruins in the area this morning with our three kids. There are a couple of spots to park along the road, but no real parking lot. You have to walk a ways through a cow pasture to get to the ruins, but it's worth the navigation of cow patties and cows... More 

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Thank kurin
Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Its not easy to find. This abbey is accessed by walking over fields belonging to a farmer who must be trying to discourage visitors. His own gate and hedge are bristling with 'no parking' signs and he has hung'beware of the bull' on the gate beside the abbey sign. Luckily we did not meet a bull and the kids had... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The Friary at Moyne was built in the 1460s by the Franciscan community on the banks of the Moy Estuary. However, like its neighbours in Rathfran and Rosserk, it was burned down in 1590 by the English Governor of Connaught, Sir Richard Bingham. The highlight of the friary is the beautiful cloister, which is intact, and from it one can... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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108 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Located in remote location with poor access. No roadside parking. Looking interesting in the distance, but not easy to get close to.

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Longford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Worth a visit and a pleasant walk from kilalla. Great fun for hide and seek. Field requires sturdy footwear

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Montpellier, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Like most of the abandoned abbeys and friaries dotted around ireland, it isn't very well signposted. So I was delighted to see it across the field... till I got up close. Lots of signs saying parking was not allowed and to beware of the bull. No indication as to how to actually get to the abbey. I drove back and... More 

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Longford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Bring a picnic and a few kids for hide and seek!! Sturdy shoes needed to cross field... No sandals need attempt

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Thank EWADSU
Vienna Region, Austria
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This abandoned abbey is really awesome. To get there you have to pass a field with some cows (the secret cow level ;-) )

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Thank stormriderx3
Alexandria, VA
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

If you like a little adventure, this stop is truly rewarding. You really have to know where you are going to find Moyne Abbey. In order to access it, you must cross two stone walls and then a cow pasture. The owner of the adjacent land has posted signs which read "Beware of the Bull" in order to ward off... More 

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Derry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Great historical ruins & kept in great condition well worth a visit if you're in the area. I would recommend you wear boots to get through the field.

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