We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Fore, Ireland

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Stunning

Love this place. So beautiful and serene and steeped in history. Lovely walk from the roadside car park up the Hill of Fore for lovely views of the valley below. The monastery is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Bozeman-Dublin
,
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 41: English reviews
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
726 reviews
448 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. So beautiful and serene and steeped in history. Lovely walk from the roadside car park up the Hill of Fore for lovely views of the valley below. The monastery is gorgeous too and very interesting to wander around. Some excellent guidebooks for sale in the little Cafe by the car park. The area is famous for its... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

7 wonders of Fore :) couldn't see the river that flows against the gradient but all the six others, good place if the sun is out, good photography spots too and very very peaceful. State of the art place on both sides of the road with a good parking and has a info chart in the parking area too.

Helpful?
Thank Salman C
Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is my favourite place in the world, peaceful, tranquil, relaxing and very spiritual. As you wonder around the ruins its hard not to imagine the Benedictine monks wandering the grounds. Steeped with history and myths, the ruins are spectacular as they nestle between the hills. A pretty backdrop for any photo shoot.You never know you may just capture a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank michelle H
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely afternoon wondering round the ruins kept the kids busy and entertained. Would highly recommend as a cheap afternoon if already in the area.

Helpful?
Thank Ego1974
Mullingar, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Fore Abbey isn't the easiest place to find. In fact it is only when you are within a few kilometers that you finally stumble across a road sign. Even my GPS conspired against me by referring to the village as 'Ben of Fore' not 'Fore'. The Abbey itself and a collection of other ruins are nestled in a tranquil valley... More 

Helpful?
Thank xide29
Bailieborough, Ireland
Level Contributor
145 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Unspoiled and uncommercialised interesting ruin tucked in a scenic peaceful valley. No entry fee and relatively well maintained in terms of litter. Great traffic free place for kids to ramble round and explore. There is also a lovely 3.5km circular walk from the abbey ruins, taking you past woodland and fields which bring you back to the village. Large car... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bailieborough_Blowin
mullingar
Level Contributor
63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went here with a group of students so was not sure how they would react . Gave them the map and they set off to do the walk and find the 7 wonders . Being city kids , they loved this as it brought them into the heart of the countryside . They loved the whole idea of discovering something... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank abbafanandmore
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely day and walk with my dog. Nice cafe near by and nice walk on good day. Interesting ruins to wander through and free entry. I remember it from years ago and it was better looked after then

Helpful?
Thank Emily M
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
337 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We were riding alone in the countryside and spotted what looked like a castle in the distance. As we got closer, the Abby came into view and we saw that there was a car park alongside the road. We parked and then followed the path over the creek to the remains of the Abbey. We walked the quiet grounds and... More 

Helpful?
Thank OcalaTraveler2011
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

A great day for someone going on a day trip alone, with a friend, or with family. The ruins are a unique way to see the past without any restrictions. There is lots of space for children to enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment. The viewpoint also gives some great views of the area. The walkways around the Abbey... More 

Helpful?
Thank Higzzy

Travellers who viewed Fore Abbey also viewed

County Westmeath, Province of Leinster
 
Athlone, County Westmeath
 

Been to Fore Abbey? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fore Abbey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?