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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Comments (166)

Very nice shot, excellent image! Like! Best wishes! Nick

antoni f. on December 20, 2011

i think you did a very good job, excellent presentation, lk

Bernardo Nieuwland on December 20, 2011

So much history and mysticism in your country! L Greetings from Peru Bernardo Nieuwland

Ahmet Bekir on December 22, 2011

Beautiful image and interesting place Mick, ...liked , greetings and happy new year 2012, Ahmet

mbe21 on December 29, 2011

To Manol, varkos, antoni, Bernardo and Ahmet

Welcome Pano friends to my gallery, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind comments.

Best wishes to all of you for a Happy New Year and I hope 2012 bring you lots more excellent photos ;>)


Nyx Ning on December 31, 2011

景色如画.喜欢收藏这照片.中国.宁. 良好的祝愿.


Happy New Year.

Greetings from Greece


Sunriser © on January 2, 2012

Interesting view, beautiful scenary!


Best greetings from Rio Grande do Sul, south of Brazil

mbe21 on January 5, 2012

To nyxaaa, Stathis and Blue Arrow,

It is a great pleasure to have you visit and make such kind comments.



Mike Wagner on January 5, 2012

Hi Mick. This is a fantastic shot. I love the subject. Very nicely composed. One day I would really like to tour the UK to see the many old castles.

I give this a YSL.


mbe21 on January 5, 2012

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the kind words and the YSL which are very much appreciated. A word of advice, if you do get to visit Ireland don't make the mistake of calling it the UK as it might not go down to well in certain circles ;>)



kazem shokatabadi - … on January 6, 2012

Very Nice capture!Like

K@rin on January 6, 2012

Great Panorama of this intresting historical place , like, best wishes to you

duyhan on January 7, 2012

Interesting place! Great shot! LIKE

Greetings, duyhan.

Vincent Allard on January 7, 2012

very beautiful ruins. LIKE44. Happy new year, Vincent

Alexey Makhin on January 8, 2012

Wonderful scenery, fantastic view!


All the best for 2012 and in all the subsequent years!

Greetings from Russia, Alexey

Deodato Lourenḉo on January 9, 2012


Very Beautiful Photo and view!



Cidonio Rinaldi on January 11, 2012

Excelente. Eu Gosto. Saudações de Coimbra - Portugal

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on January 11, 2012

Great capture.Beautiful shot and landscape,Like. Greetings Canpao

mbe21 on January 11, 2012

Hi Kazem, Karin, duyhan, Vincent, Alexey, Joe, Cidonoi and Canpao,

I really appreciate your kind comments, likes and to Alexey & Joe I'm honoured by the YSs but most of all that you took the time to visit.

Cheers Mick

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  • Uploaded on November 26, 2011
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    by mbe21
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    • Taken on 2011/11/01 16:31:11
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 179.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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