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Priory of St. John The Baptist

Old Lackanash Road, Trim, Ireland
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Well Worth a Look

We had been in Trim before, but never stopped in here. The Priory has been here since the early... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
17KAG
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Edmonton, Canada
A pleasant surprise.

In exploring the area it was fun to come across this little known site of a hospital, reputed to... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
r0binellis
,
Welland, Canada
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“bridge” (4 reviews)
“ruin” (3 reviews)
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Old Lackanash Road, Trim, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had been in Trim before, but never stopped in here. The Priory has been here since the early 13th century. While it is a ruin, enough of the walls and foundation remain to give you an idea of how large it was.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

In exploring the area it was fun to come across this little known site of a hospital, reputed to have been accessed by the Templars that may have returned home to recuperate. An interesting ruin that spins you back in time.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Large ruin of a 13th century hospital. There is a car park over the bridge in front of the pub and you can walk back to see it. It's about 50m. Entry is free and there is a brief explanation of the origins on an...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Be sure when visiting this site not to park on the side of the road but to cross over the single lane bridge and park in the car park and walk back to the site. There's an information site and it's open all year round....More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Located on the banks of the Boyne River just downstream from Trim, this was one of the "hospitals" in this area dating from the 1200s to the 1500s. Worth a visit for some pictures and a nice walk from Trim.

1  Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We met photographer here to have our portraits taken. The site is absolutely beautiful next to a river and little bridge. It was perfect for what we were doing. However, there was a lot of broken glass littering the ruins. It looks like teenagers hang...More

1  Thank AimeeLally
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Priory of St. John The Baptist is well worth a visit if you are in Trim. It is a bout a three minute journey from the town centre in the direction of Dublin beside Newtown Bridge or a 20 minute walk along the riverside...More

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