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Address: 8 miles Southeast of Ennis, Quin, Ennis, Ireland

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Great place to visit the past

Beautiful place... quite & tranquil. Great for young & older people, to vist. Quinn is a beautiful village

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ennis, Ireland
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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place... quite & tranquil. Great for young & older people, to vist. Quinn is a beautiful village

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Abbey of all abbeys I wanted to see on my trip to Ireland. I understood it was well preserved and I wanted to see the existing columns/arches on the interior which I saw in so many photos. So I admit being disappointed upon arriving to find out that we couldn't enter the interior- I did take as... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great place to visit if you want to get out of Ennis for an afternoon. It is a short trip (10km) from Ennis town and is in a tiny village - Quin which is quite picturesque. Wander around this - free and see some interesting gravestones. Some of it is restored. Across the road there is a cafe - The... More 

1 Thank pucfada
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It's a really nice place to visit if you're nearby, it's basically a Fort that was converted later to a Abbey. It's in ruins but is maintained and its worth the visit!

1 Thank Sandra M
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Worth seeing if you passing through, it probably keeps you bussy only for an hour or if you like horse back riding you could combinate it with castelfergus equistarian center and stay in the lovely abbey tavern ... great food a cross the road in the tavern

2 Thank anninaohalloran
Southport, United Kingdom
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571 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a crumbling abbey, and while not abandoned (the grounds are still maintained), it's a derelict ruin, slowly being overtaken by moss. There's not a huge amount to see, and what's left of the upper floors is out of bounds, but you can still get some interesting photos.

1 Thank PsychoSavager
Quin, Ireland
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been here on a number of occasions and always love the quiet of the area. As it is run by the Office of Public WOrks (OPW), it is only open to the public (interior) at certain time. Regardless, take the time to wander around, as it is a beautiful building best explored on outside and inside...to get a... More 

1 Thank John D
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great castle to explore. Incredible history and amazing that it is upright and safe to explore inside on foot. Some awesome photo opportunities and then a great pub across the road for a nice pint.

2 Thank SiobhanMcGibbon
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Well worth spending some time here and so easy to find with St Mary's right beside this wonderful site. The Hotel Abbey is a great Irish pub with great service and food

1 Thank creativetextiles
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Visited in a soft Irish mist. Just loved walking around the ruins. We were the only ones there so no crowds to contend with. Met a local gentleman who gave us a history of the surrounding area. Located in a nice village where you can have a cuppa or a pint. Just wish the ruins had more of their history... More 

1 Thank daniel c

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