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)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 2, 2012

For fear of being accused of massaging your ego Mick, lets just say that only good photographers can be found in my favourites folder :))

Best wishes!


mbe21 on July 17, 2012

Thanks Jim, I'll use that in my resume ;>)

Cheers Mick

Jan Sognnes on September 4, 2012

Very interesting view of the heritage church! Great photo! Awesome perspective and depth! Like

Greetings, Jan

lizab on October 10, 2012

Very beautiful, i like it!

mbe21 on October 21, 2012

Hi Jan and lizab,

Again apologies for taking so long to acknowledge you visits, comments and likes which are all greatly appreciated.

Cheers Mick

SMilanS - NO VIEWS !… on November 15, 2012

Typical Ireland. Very nice photo. Like 113 :)

Angelofruhr on November 26, 2012

Lovely evidence of the past! like

Warm greetings from Germany, Angelika

mbe21 on November 27, 2012

Hi SMilanS and Angelika,

Thanks for taking the time to visit and delighted you found something you liked.

Best wishes Mick

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on December 3, 2012

Interesante sitio, me gusta!! like 115 + + favorite 20

mbe21 on February 7, 2013

Belated thanks galloelprimo for your like and fav here. I am truly honoured ;)

Best wishes Mick

Gori Bau on February 11, 2013

very interesting ruined abbey => LIKE => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

mbe21 on February 15, 2013

Hi Fabrizio

Your appreciation of this photo is most welcome.

Regards Mick

Adem Dogan on March 22, 2013

Hi my Friend Mick.. It's magnificent Landscape Picture.. LIKE 118

Many Greetings. Adem Dogan

mbe21 on March 22, 2013

Hi Adem,

As always it is a pleasure to have you visit, your kind comment and like here are most welcome.

Best Wishes Mick

Horst Reisinger on May 16, 2013

Very interesting motiv!


Greetings from Germany, Horst

coolbush on May 18, 2013

Hello Mick, wonderful castle! LIKE! Best wishes and kind regards Thomas

mbe21 on May 18, 2013

Greetings Horst and Thomas,

Many thanks for your nice comments and likes here.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen Mick

zhsv on June 23, 2013

| | | Interesting shot,
• • • regards from Minsk ! ! ! zhsv

mbe21 on June 23, 2013

Hiya zhsv

Its a great pleasure to have you visit and I'm happy you found something you liked.

Regards Mick

Annette Strauch on August 21, 2013

Great abbey, great photo! Many greetings, Annette.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 26, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    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