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Moyne Abbey

Killala, Ireland
+353 96 70848
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Worth the trek off the beaten path and through the cow pasture

We visited Moyne Abbey and the other two similar ruins in the area this morning with our three... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
kurin
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Long Beach, California
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Well preserved abbey

Its not easy to find. This abbey is accessed by walking over fields belonging to a farmer who must... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
ellenorIreland
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Ireland
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
26 Jul 2016
“Worth the trek off the beaten path and through the cow pasture”
21 Jul 2016
“Well preserved abbey”
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Killala, Ireland
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+353 96 70848
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Bring a picnic and a few kids for hide and seek!! Sturdy shoes needed to cross field... No sandals need attempt

1  Thank EWADSU
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This abandoned abbey is really awesome. To get there you have to pass a field with some cows (the secret cow level ;-) )

1  Thank stormriderx3
Reviewed 21 July 2015

If you like a little adventure, this stop is truly rewarding. You really have to know where you are going to find Moyne Abbey. In order to access it, you must cross two stone walls and then a cow pasture. The owner of the adjacent...More

2  Thank ADemonDeacon
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Great historical ruins & kept in great condition well worth a visit if you're in the area. I would recommend you wear boots to get through the field.

1  Thank 200ben
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