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Around Carlow
County Kildare
National Monument

Castledermot Friary, Co. Kildare

The small town of Castledermot in County Kildare was originally called ‘Diseart Diarmad’; meaning ‘Dermot’s Hermitage’. This was once a very important ecclesiastical center and there are many fine ruins in the area. These include the remains of a Round Tower and High Crosses, an Abbey – a Franciscan Friary and Kilkea Castle is also […]

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Around Carlow
County Kildare

The Grey Abbey, Co. Kildare

While visiting The Irish National Stud and Gardens I searched for some attractions located near and I found out about Three Abbeys of Kildare. Three Abbeys were established in and around Kildare Town in the 13th century, they were known as the Grey Abbey, the Black Abbey and the White Abbey. They are named after […]

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County Wexford

Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford

Another wonderful Cistercian abbey located on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, I been visiting, is Tintern Abbey. Situated only 20 minute drive from Dunbrody Abbey and 25 minute drive from New Ross. Tintern Abbey, which is today in ruins, was founded c. 1200 by William, Earl Marshal on lands held through his marriage to the […]

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County Wexford

Dunbrody Abbey, Co. Wexford

From New Ross I travelled to visit one of the most impressive ruined Cistercians abbeys in Ireland. Situated on the Hook Peninsula in Campile, County Wexford, in a rural tranquillity area, Dunbrody Abbey is one of the finest examples of a Cistercian monastery in Ireland. Dunbrody Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Dhún Bróithe) was founded in 1170 on […]

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