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Address: 8 miles Southeast of Ennis, Quin, Ennis, Ireland

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A bit hard to find but worth the trip

I had read the reviews before going and we made sure we had time for this abbey. We had the place to ourselves on a Saturday afternoon. We weren't sure where to park (GPS wasn't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had read the reviews before going and we made sure we had time for this abbey. We had the place to ourselves on a Saturday afternoon. We weren't sure where to park (GPS wasn't so sure) and we ended up parking across a stream, which ended up being a great view of the whole abbey. It was a lovely... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are beautiful ruins, but there is not a lot to see here. Nice to stop and break the trip on narrow roads.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well-preserved Church, tower, and cloisters from 13th century in the center of wee Quin village. Minimal parking. Pub and wonderful Tea Room across the way. Not much info but you are free to wander the ruins and the grounds during open hours. Interior of the church and the cloisters are most evocative ( tower is off-limits currently ). Be respectful... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Abby is free of charge and parking is convenient right near by. Impressive Abby ruins built from the remains of an earlier Castle. Wander at your own pace through the doorways and graves that are scattered around.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless I missed a seasonal exception, we stopped by here around 1030L (well after the advertised opening time) on our way to the Cliffs of Moher and the gates were locked. It appeared there was an area down the street that might have been the entrance/visitor center, but no clearly marked signs said it was connected nor offered parking directions.

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Ennis, Ireland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place... quite & tranquil. Great for young & older people, to vist. Quinn is a beautiful village

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is the Abbey of all abbeys I wanted to see on my trip to Ireland. I understood it was well preserved and I wanted to see the existing columns/arches on the interior which I saw in so many photos. So I admit being disappointed upon arriving to find out that we couldn't enter the interior- I did take as... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great place to visit if you want to get out of Ennis for an afternoon. It is a short trip (10km) from Ennis town and is in a tiny village - Quin which is quite picturesque. Wander around this - free and see some interesting gravestones. Some of it is restored. Across the road there is a cafe - The... More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It's a really nice place to visit if you're nearby, it's basically a Fort that was converted later to a Abbey. It's in ruins but is maintained and its worth the visit!

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Ireland
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Worth seeing if you passing through, it probably keeps you bussy only for an hour or if you like horse back riding you could combinate it with castelfergus equistarian center and stay in the lovely abbey tavern ... great food a cross the road in the tavern

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