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Worth the walk

If you're visiting Rock of Cashel, you really should plan on walking down the hill to also visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
NorthMIMom
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Traverse City, Michigan
Monastic Silence

From the heights of the Rock of Cashel you can look down upon this Abbey, but do yourself a favor... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
F Jay V
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“cow pasture” (28 reviews)
“patties” (6 reviews)
“short walk” (17 reviews)
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Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Ireland
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"free attraction"
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"nice ruins"
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"vantage point"
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"nice walk"
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"beautiful ruin"
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"great photos"
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"walked down"
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're visiting Rock of Cashel, you really should plan on walking down the hill to also visit Hore Abey. It's not a long walk down the hill, but it did look like there was a small area for a few cars if you choose...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the heights of the Rock of Cashel you can look down upon this Abbey, but do yourself a favor and actually visit these ruins. Escape the crowds of “the Rock” and meander through these grounds. In the solitude of the cloister and church walls...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hore Abbey is just a short walk away from the rock. There is limited parking available also. No charge to visit. Nice quiet place with an impressive view of the nearby Rock of Cashel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we did not walk over here from the Rock of Cashel, you could see it from there. Daunting from the Castle, can't imagine what is is up close. Have to do this next time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an old ruined monastery which is located in Cashel near the Rock of Cashel and as well s path goes to it. It is extremely impressive in it's evoking of the years and quite a site to behold and take in against the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the little side venture to this site while at rock of cashel. You can either walk down (about 15 minutes) or drive. Much less windy and you great a great view of the rock from here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not typically a "ruins" fan, but we went here late in the afternoon when the Rock of Cashel (opposite) was closing. I found these particular ruins fascinating and beautiful. In fact, I enjoyed them more than the Rock.

1  Thank KoalaLady_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place it's very nice, walking near you can see the cashel on the background. Also, if you are a bit adventurous you can climb over.

Thank Maria F
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

These lesser-known ruins are right down the hill from Rock of Cashel. Both are certainly worth visiting, but if you only have time for one I'd actually say visit Hore Abbey. The same ruin feel, look very similar, but at Hore Abbey you're likely to...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

These are beautiful ruins of a Cistercian monastery built in the 13th century. You can see the Rock of Cashel overlooking the ruins which sit in an wide flat grassy field below. There is no admission and you park at the side of the road...More

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davalt10
31 October 2017|
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
There is not a parking lot. We just parked on the side of the road next to the gate. You have to walk through a cow pasture on a cement sidewalk to get there. It is well worth the time.
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