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Ballybeg Priory

Buttevant, Mallow, Ireland
+353 21 427 3251
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Not bad for a quick stop

We drove past the priory as we were en route from Cork to Limerick. Since we had no real schedule... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Steve G
via mobile
Guarded by cows

We saw this from the roadway N20 and pulled off to see it. Some of the building(s) appear to be... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Joy F
Alton, New Hampshire, United States
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Buttevant, Mallow, Ireland
+353 21 427 3251
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We drove past the priory as we were en route from Cork to Limerick. Since we had no real schedule, we figured we'd turn around at the nearest side street. There wasn't any parking, but the wide spot on the side lane directly in front...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We saw this from the roadway N20 and pulled off to see it. Some of the building(s) appear to be under construction and fenced off. There are cows on the grounds as well which means thousands of cow pies to watch out for too. If...More

Thank Joy F
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Visited on a lovely sunny day. Pleasantly surprised with the medieval dovecot a particular highlight. Give yourself 10-20 minutes to look around.

Thank JB999_13
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great bit of history tucked behind bushes on a corner of the N20. It has the largest and best preserved dovecot in Ireland.

Thank 2016AussieTraveller
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A gem on the side of the road that many probably drive past. If you can get past the cow patties (poop) then you will love it. It has a very eerie feeling when you approach you abbey and the crows all swarm off like...More

Thank dkelliott01
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We stumbled across this Abbey just on the side of the road and had to stop. Wow! Once to get around the cow droppings it is quite astounding! Rather Erie the way the birds roost among the stones! We climbed the wall to get closer...More

Thank 944michelem
Reviewed 11 October 2015

very good walk about within the abbey ruins, read up on the history before venturing in. It has amazing stone work and some very old grave stones.

Thank Ted P
Reviewed 15 August 2015

stopped here on our way home from a match! Very interesting spot and a little different. would stop again.

Thank villareapark
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely scenery if the rain would just stop a place of so much history such a peaceful location _how many people spent many a day in deep prayer and reflection

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This Abbey, now mostly in ruins, is a beautiful example of a historic monument which is so easy to get to, being only 100m off the main Cork to Limerick road. There is a "round tower" located off to the side of the abbey which...More

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