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Address: Buttevant, Mallow, Ireland
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Not bad for a quick stop

We drove past the priory as we were en route from Cork to Limerick. Since we had no real schedule, we figured we'd turn around at the nearest side street. There wasn't any... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Steve G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We drove past the priory as we were en route from Cork to Limerick. Since we had no real schedule, we figured we'd turn around at the nearest side street. There wasn't any parking, but the wide spot on the side lane directly in front of the priory served well, not like anyone else was stopping by. A small part... More 

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Alton, New Hampshire, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We saw this from the roadway N20 and pulled off to see it. Some of the building(s) appear to be under construction and fenced off. There are cows on the grounds as well which means thousands of cow pies to watch out for too. If I weren't scared off by a snorting cow I would have spent much longer exploring... More 

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Thank Joy F
Mallow, Ireland
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Visited on a lovely sunny day. Pleasantly surprised with the medieval dovecot a particular highlight. Give yourself 10-20 minutes to look around.

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Thank JB999_13
Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great bit of history tucked behind bushes on a corner of the N20. It has the largest and best preserved dovecot in Ireland.

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Thank 2016AussieTraveller
Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A gem on the side of the road that many probably drive past. If you can get past the cow patties (poop) then you will love it. It has a very eerie feeling when you approach you abbey and the crows all swarm off like something from a horror movie. The cows roam the property freely. On the plot is... More 

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Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stumbled across this Abbey just on the side of the road and had to stop. Wow! Once to get around the cow droppings it is quite astounding! Rather Erie the way the birds roost among the stones! We climbed the wall to get closer to the dive cite and we delighted to be able to go inside! A marvel... More 

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Thank 944michelem
Trenton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

very good walk about within the abbey ruins, read up on the history before venturing in. It has amazing stone work and some very old grave stones.

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Thank Ted P
dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

stopped here on our way home from a match! Very interesting spot and a little different. would stop again.

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Thank villareapark
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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely scenery if the rain would just stop a place of so much history such a peaceful location _how many people spent many a day in deep prayer and reflection

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Thank Catherine S
Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This Abbey, now mostly in ruins, is a beautiful example of a historic monument which is so easy to get to, being only 100m off the main Cork to Limerick road. There is a "round tower" located off to the side of the abbey which was used to house pigeons, and is lovely to stand inside and see all the... More 

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