Hore Abbey: A Cistercian ruin in County Tipperaray, Ireland

                                                                                  Landscape view of Hore Abbey


This evening, I am posting information on a ruined Cistercian Abbey in County Tipperary, Ireland. Location is about 100 miles SW of Dublin.

Summary facts and information:

  • Situated close to, and almost in literal shadow of, more famous neighbour, the Rock of Cashel.
  • Founded 1272 by David McCarville, Archbishop of Cashel on site previously occupied by a Benedictine Monastery.
  • Never achieved great prosperity and was dissolved in 1540 along with many other such establishments on orders of Henry VIII.
  • Prior to Dissolution the Abbey Church was used as the local parish church.
  • After Dissolution some of the Abbey's buildings were adapted for residential use.
  • The ruins are now surrounded by fields where sheep and cattle graze. However, the public have access.
  • The name 'Hore' may be derived from the word for yew tree or colour blue.


                                                      Rock of Cashel from Hore Abbey


                                                              Hore Abbey ruins

 

                                               

                                                      Hore Abbey ruins


                                      Ruins of Hore Abbey with Rock of Cashel in distance



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