Hore Abbey - from the Rock

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Originally founded by the Benedictine order in 1266, Hore Abbey was given to the Cistercian monks from Mellifont Abbey in 1272. The Abbey was the last pre-Reformation Cistercian foundation in Ireland. It was never prosperous; at the time of the Dissolution the annual income of the abbey was valued at just £21. Most of the abbey was built in the thirteenth century, however many changes were made to the buildings in the fifteenth century including the addition of the tower in the centre of the transept.

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mbe21 on November 26, 2011

For more info on the Abbey See here

ashis_mishra on November 27, 2011

What a stunning view....

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on November 27, 2011

Preciosa foto. Like. Saludos desde España

© Alan L. on November 27, 2011


Pontecaffaro on November 27, 2011

Impressive abbey, nice heritage photo Mick! Kind regards, Dirk Jan

duyhan on November 28, 2011

Very beautiful view! Nice shot! LIKE-4

Best wishes, duyhan.

Sofia Siatravani on November 28, 2011

Very impressive place!

✿ LIKE ✿ 5✿

Best wishes from Greece. Sofia.

Reiner Dörrenbach on November 28, 2011

Beautiful ruin and landscape, perfect captured! like

Best regards, Reiner

~Nomad~ on November 28, 2011

very beautiful view! interesting old castle


Gene M. on November 28, 2011

Hi Mick, a fantastic place full of history and a great shot, this is beautiful with the green fields, and I like-8 very much this mysterious atmosphere! Best greetings from Southern France, Geneviève

Bozor Magdi on November 28, 2011

Very nice view, good shot. like

gretings from Hungary

♥Alê Silveira ♥ on November 29, 2011

Hummm..Maravilhosa foto !!!! :)

Korcsog Rita on November 29, 2011


mbe21 on November 30, 2011

To ashis_mishra, Angel, Alan, Dirk Jan, duyhan, Sofia, Reiner, Sodo, Geneviève, Magdi51, Ale and Rita

Old friends and new you are all most welcome. Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave such kind comments - I feel very honoured.


Georgi Todorov on November 30, 2011

Interesting place and excellent photo!LIKE

Stathis Chionidis on November 30, 2011

wonderful ruins,nice view and shot.LIKE.Stathis

行者无路 on December 1, 2011

Very nice shot !!! Like

Best greetings from China !行者无路

►BOGDAN◄ on December 1, 2011

Excellent picture! LIKE 14. Best greetings. Bogdan

zanot10 on December 1, 2011

Very good shot! LIKE!

Greetings Z.

mbe21 on December 2, 2011

Hi Georgi, Stathis, 行者无路, Bogdan and Z,

Its great to have you visit and sincere thanks for taking the time to leave such kind comments,

Cheers Mick

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  • Uploaded on November 26, 2011
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