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Kilmacduagh Tower

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The buildings here are fascinating. The tower is missing its princess! The grave sites and stones... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jenn M
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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Not Just a Tower

We just happened upon this amazing place, and I’m glad we did! Kilmacduagh is a monastery founded... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Rexburg, Idaho
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The buildings here are fascinating. The tower is missing its princess! The grave sites and stones are amazing. The Irish really take care of their passed loved ones ❤

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenn M
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We just happened upon this amazing place, and I’m glad we did! Kilmacduagh is a monastery founded in the 7th century, these churches were plundered in the 13th century. The cathedral, along with the church of St. John the Baptist (the middle building) are the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steveage
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a fascinating site that rises in the countryside out of nowhere. It's not too far from Gort and has got a number of buildings you can walk around. I was surprised to find a site of this size in relative isolation. It made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I was driving from Father Ted's house and found this while on the road. I didn't really have time to spend and just walked around taking photos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nancyhN4304BC
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Kilmacduagh Monastery was an unexpected gem. Our guide shared that this monastery was stripped when Henry the VIII was pillaging churches across the country trying to fund the start-up of the Church of England--seeing the site made this story really come to life because you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank heykellyc
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Some of the best experiences happen without planning. Driving from Doolin to Portumna Castle I saw this collection of ruins from the road. I wasn't in any way prepared to see these, nor when I got there did I see any attempt to commercialize this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dave-at-london
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take the trip back to Galway from the Cliffs of Moher through the National Park to see some different views and we are so glad we did. We happened upon this gem and we loved walking around the grounds. This is exactly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Curtis O
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We were following our GPS which took us on route R460 on our way to the Cliffs of Moher and we stumbled on this beautiful graveyard and monastery ruins. What a wonderful think to see in the turn of the road. There was only one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Geralyn K
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Kilmacduagh is an easy side trip along the route from Shannon airport to Galway and was the perfect start to our Ireland vacation. It is only minutes from the main highway and worth the effort to see these splendid ruins. Make sure you instruct the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We rode our motorcycle up to this very interesting property and noticed it was pretty deserted. Just one other family was leaving and a panel van was driving around one of the structures in the distance. Started looking around and reading the sign then ventured...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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November 4, 2017|
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Response from MiguelMaher | Reviewed this property |
The ruins are picturesque. It was interesting to see the remains of five churches all in the same area. I'd suggest reading the history before you go, to appreciate it better. My husband enjoyed the ruins more than I... More
February 15, 2016|
Response from Alex W | Reviewed this property |
Just find your way to Gort, it's not far out of the town. If you take the R460 out of Gort to Corofin, you can't miss it. It's on your right. Well worth a visit