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Burrishoole Abbey

Bangor Road, Newport, Ireland
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A Thin Place

So glad we stopped here en route to Achill Island. It was a quiet beautiful morning and we had the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auntfeena
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Colorado
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Wonderful view overlooking the bay.

Close to Newport this abbey ( located about 2 miles outside the town towards Achill) was founded in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“burial place” (2 reviews)
“the main road” (2 reviews)
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Bangor Road, Newport, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

2  Thank Eily1961
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

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

1  Thank RoseMarigold77
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

A lovely and romantic ruined abbey in the most exquisite little estuary, with views over to the Nephin hills and Achill as a backdrop.

Thank James L
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

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

2  Thank SpiritOfViator
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

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

1  Thank Linda T
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

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

Thank ferryport354
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

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

3  Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Well worth a stop off the main N59 beyond Westport. A well-preserved ruin overlooking the water in a peaceful, untouristed setting. It shows that, regardless of the century, people appreciated a lovely location. Now, the surrounding cemetery is well-kept and there is much antiquity to...More

1  Thank KayRuth
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