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 (165)

Farid Atar on February 8, 2012

Beautiful photo

Greetings ,Farid

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Vulkanika on February 9, 2012

I love this!

mbe21 on February 10, 2012

Hi Ray, Belen, MW, Fabio, Bassam, Rosi, Andrej, Deitmar, Fahid and Vulkanika,

Thank you all so much for you visits and comments. I am honoured that you took the time and I hope you were rewarded by what you found.

Best wishes Mick

Bach Quatre on February 10, 2012

Very beautiful photo. Like.

Greetings from Barcelona, Ernesto.

smartali on February 11, 2012

Intersting scenery, and nice shot! like-70 Best wishes from Smartali

Jaroslav Houdek on February 18, 2012

Fascinating place. Like! Greetings, Jarda.

mbe21 on February 19, 2012

Hi Ernesto, Smartali and Jarda.

Thanks for visiting and I'm happy you liked this shot.

Greetings from Ireland Mick

WiJarn on February 21, 2012

Wonderful ancient place. Like

Greetings from Thailand.

Wojciech Noworyta on February 21, 2012

Very nice. L+F

Alla Saed on February 24, 2012

صورة رائعة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء سعيد من ليبيا like

Roman Zázvorka on February 25, 2012

Wonderful photography, castle and beautiful landscape! I give LIKE. Greetings from Czech Republic to your home. Roman

EdwardTurJ on February 25, 2012

Wonderful view!
Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

mbe21 on February 26, 2012

Thanks to Wijarn, Wojciech, M. Alaa Said, Roman and Edward for taking the time visit, I am happy that you liked this photo.

Cheers Mick

Portokali on February 26, 2012

Hi Mick! Impressive abbey in very beautiful surroundings... LIKE79&fav14. Warm regards from Cyprus, Anna

Cumizebica on February 28, 2012

Fantastic place full of history and a great shot, this is beautiful with the green fields , LIKE ! Greetings from Switzerland , Slavisa

mbe21 on March 2, 2012

Hi Anna and Slavisa,

Many thanks for your kind comments, likes and favs which are greatly appreciated.

Best wishes Mick

c. bayernengel on March 2, 2012

tolles altes Gebäude, like

ramtto on March 4, 2012

mbe21, like! gran foto, saludos ram

Wonderful and Historic Place...have great day and thank you for sharing us this amazing shots..like

mbe21 on March 6, 2012

hi Bayerangel, Ram and Scarulu16,

Many thanks for taking the time to visit and comment ;>)

Cheers Mick

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Photo details

  • 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
    • No flash

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