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So glad we stopped here en route to Achill Island. It was a quiet beautiful morning and we had the place practically to ourselves. Got wonderful photos and enjoyed sitting and enjoying scenery around the ruins. There are colorful boats anchored in the bay... and...More
Close to Newport this abbey ( located about 2 miles outside the town towards Achill) was founded in 1469 by Sir Richard De Burg as a Dominican priory. The abbey is steeped in history and flourished until it was attacked and plundered by Cromwellian soldiers...More
Beautiful scenery here, and the old Abbey is very interesting.
There are lots of old graves in the Abbey grounds - One I found interesting was the grave of a priest who was hanged in Newport in 1799, for his part in the 1798 Rebellion...More
Through deep woodlands on mysterious silent lanes, and into the open space with the full view of the ruins... They have made flower gardens on the approach; so lovely. As is the estuary and the swans.. quiet waters and seclusion. Even with the wind blowing...More
The ruined abbey site is surrounded by water on two sides, and views across the tidal inlet change with the tide and time of day. The other two sides are occupied by a largely modern cemetery (the older graves being clustered around or actually within...More
Was heading to Mulranny and did a spontaneous diversion when we spotted the sign for the Abbey. So glad we did, beautiful weather meant we got to see the Abbey is sunshine and it is set beside the river not far from The Greenway. The...More
Set in a very peaceful place with running water, the sea and buildings that are well worth looking at. Site is off the main road and is not over run by visitors, a place to spend as much time as you like. A great spot...More
Beautiful, peaceful setting.......enough remains of this Abbey to let you visualise it as it might have been! My family came from this area of Mayo so the Abbey is personal to me and I like to think that I am walking in their footsteps.......In such...More