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Yet another Bull story in terms of our Moyne Abbey Visit--initially missing the easy route

A strategic error led to my own muddy adventure in ignoring "Beware of Bull" sign advising the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
preglad
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New York
A return to the past -- magnificent memory of the past

Enjoyed the visit of the Abbey, its walls still standing albeit much of the buildings were... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Cathy A
,
Caldes de Malavella, Spain
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Killala, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

A strategic error led to my own muddy adventure in ignoring "Beware of Bull" sign advising the curious. Travelers should be aware of the much more easily designated access a bit farther downtime road. At that location, there's no need to be wary of challenges...More

1  Thank preglad
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Enjoyed the visit of the Abbey, its walls still standing albeit much of the buildings were roofless, impressive skeletons of what used to be a magnificent place. The courtyard boasts a quadrangle of arches ... to get there we had to leave the car in...More

Thank Cathy A
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We spent a while finding Moyne Abbey, but when we got to the place we couldn't gain access. On one gate, there were signs saying: 'Private property', Beware of the bull' and other notices which would not make a person feel welcome! The other gate...More

2  Thank Eily1961
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Went here on TA advices. A really nice place off the beaten track as others have said. Plenty of warning signs from the farmer but we weren't bothered on our visit. Really nice inside the Abbey and a nice view from every view point. Very...More

Thank Darragh O
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Moyne Abbey and the other two similar ruins in the area this morning with our three kids. There are a couple of spots to park along the road, but no real parking lot. You have to walk a ways through a cow pasture...More

1  Thank kurin
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Its not easy to find. This abbey is accessed by walking over fields belonging to a farmer who must be trying to discourage visitors. His own gate and hedge are bristling with 'no parking' signs and he has hung'beware of the bull' on the gate...More

2  Thank ellenorIreland
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

The Friary at Moyne was built in the 1460s by the Franciscan community on the banks of the Moy Estuary. However, like its neighbours in Rathfran and Rosserk, it was burned down in 1590 by the English Governor of Connaught, Sir Richard Bingham. The highlight...More

Thank Con-Mara
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Located in remote location with poor access. No roadside parking. Looking interesting in the distance, but not easy to get close to.

3  Thank PoshPaddy
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Worth a visit and a pleasant walk from kilalla. Great fun for hide and seek. Field requires sturdy footwear

1  Thank EWADSU
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Like most of the abandoned abbeys and friaries dotted around ireland, it isn't very well signposted. So I was delighted to see it across the field... till I got up close. Lots of signs saying parking was not allowed and to beware of the bull....More

4  Thank williamdfr
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Julie M
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Response from Darragh O | Reviewed this property |
3km / 36 min walk. Get a bike maybe. Be careful on the country roads.
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