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Address: Castletownroche, Mallow, Ireland
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Silent and peaceful ruins

This ruined monastery is worth a visit if you're in the Castletownroche area. There are signposts along the road, it was easy to find. You'll most likely have the place all to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ruined monastery is worth a visit if you're in the Castletownroche area. There are signposts along the road, it was easy to find. You'll most likely have the place all to your self, apart from the wheeling crows. It's a beautiful site, tucked in beside the river, among the briars and cow fields. There were good information boards posted... More 

Thank zer0PK
Alton, New Hampshire, United States
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I had seen the reviews and hoped to find the priory. Due to a road closure we ended up on N72 and saw a sign for the priory. You definitely have the place to yourself . its very cool and cow free unlike another ruin we had stopped to see.

1 Thank Joy F
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Off the beaten track - don't rely on your sat nav to find it. Ask locally for directions. Calming and quiet. We were the only people there.

1 Thank Pollypops2014
Doneraile, Ireland
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28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

If you love visiting old ruins then this is the place to go.Beautiful setting and is always very quiet

2 Thank 213speedy5
County Cork, Ireland
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2015

it was just transforming.enjoyable relaxing interesting stay able liveable for a while the seneary was just gorgeous.

1 Thank marian347
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329 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Nice to wonder around for a bit, it's off the beaten track, nice old ruined abbey, Would recommend it you get sick of going to places teaming with lots of other people.

Thank raniSpain
Cork, Ireland
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Can't say much that hasn't been said by other reviewers here, except to say it's one not to miss if you are in the vicinity. Lovely quiet location, you can actually stroll down to the riverbank for a picnic on a fine day if you are adventurous enough, just follow the fishermans path thru the grass. Delighted I went, will... More 

2 Thank Failte1970
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154 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Bridgetown Abbey is the biggest national monument in Ireland not owned by the State. It was carefully restored over a thirty year period by Cork County Council, which continues to maintain it extremely well. There is excellent interpretation throughout the site, which includes the ruins of a cloister, refectory, burial ground, church and other features normally associated with Augustinian priories... More 

4 Thank Powerpix
Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Set on nicely kept grounds amidst fields of crops and cows this ancient ruin of a 13th cent. priory can transport you back in history. It is just a ruin, and unattended, but there are very good descriptive guides placed around the site. My wife and I wandered the site alone the whole time, with nothing but the wind rustling... More 

3 Thank Richard B
Dublin, Ireland
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103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Walking around the ruins of 12th Century Bridgetown Priory you can really become absorbed in the past. The buildings are extensively restored and well documented with sketches and descriptions of the way the different buildings were used in the past. The setting is so tranquil and beautiful that you will certainly spend more time than you had intended there. Somewhat... More 

2 Thank Ernest C

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