The first Cistercian monastery in Ireland founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh, its most unusual feature is the octagonal Lavabo c. 1200. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition on the work of masons in the Middle Ages with fine examples of their craft on display.
Playing pastoral songs and letting the soul seek solace Ireland is a country I have always longed for but never had the opportunity to set foot in. Its endless grass seems to be connected to the end of the world, and the deep blue ocean connects with the sky in the distance. You can get intoxicated just by looking at it, and just shooting it is the country of medieval blockbusters. I can finally set foot on your land as I wish! Many countries and regions in the world have more or less monasteries, but the tour guide told us that the monasteries in Ireland are among the earliest. Because Ireland was relatively developed compared to other countries in the early Middle Ages, Christians in Ireland tended to seek spiritual abundance in the wilderness. Therefore, Irish monasteries are mostly built in remote and isolated areas. I think this is good too. We have lived in modern society for too long, and we are a little numb to ourselves. Walking around in the monastery allows us to carefully examine our hearts and see what it wants and needs. Have an in-depth and sincere dialogue with your own soul, seeking peace in your inner world. This is how the monastery helped us. It is recommended that Ireland has recently experienced heavy rain. It is recommended to prepare an umbrella when traveling.
What a special and historic place! One of the benefits of these times is that we almost had it to ourselves and could really soak up its very special atmosphere. The OPW have done a great job - ea...
This wonderful monastic site with extensive and interesting ruins is perfect for a self-guided tour given the high quality of the sign-boards. Hearing the chant emmanating from the ruins was quite a ...
Well worth a visit. Staggering to be somewhere where people walkes everyday more than a thousand years ago. OPW have done a fine job recreating rhe abbey.
amazing site....worth spending an hour there. parking is easy and right beside the site. one can only wonder at it's former glories.
We went here with a group of friends and it's a veey impressive place. A great way to experience some local history.