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Hore Abbey

A very interesting historical site in Cashel, Co.Tipperary, Hore Abbey was founded by Cistercians in 1266. It was once a Benedictine abbey but was given to the Cistercians by Archbishop David MacCearbhaill, who later entered the monastery. Hore Abbey is distinctive among Irish Cistercian monasteries in that the cloister lies to the north. The siting of the Abbey, with the Rock of Cashel close by to the north, may explain this departure from the usual arrangement. Although today it is in ruins it is still well worth taking a look!

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Hore Abbey is situated only 5 minutes walk away from Aulber House and lies in the shadow of the Rock of Cashel. Many Tourists to the region can be spotted here taking photo’s and soaking up the history all year round!