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Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)

The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Nice Afternoon Stroll

A pleasant afternoon stroll around the ruins nice views and plenty to see easy access good views of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Luton, United Kingdom
via mobile
wandering through the cemetery

A beautiful location. If you have 15- 30 free minutes it's fun to wander around the ruins & read... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Clarksburg, New Jersey
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The ruins of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1474.
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The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant afternoon stroll around the ruins nice views and plenty to see easy access good views of the bay

Thank Jee4646
Reviewed 22 November 2017

A beautiful location. If you have 15- 30 free minutes it's fun to wander around the ruins & read the inscriptions on the grave stones.

Thank disappointed96
Reviewed 22 November 2017

It was cool and rainy while we were in Donegal however we did explore the ruins a bit. This would be great for the Irish history buffs.

Thank dmallen32
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I really enjoyed our stop here but I would not go out of my way to see it again. The ruins are small and peaceful stop. If you are already in Donegal Town I would check them out.

Thank xxlindaxx05
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Most of the abbey is gone. There is enough so that you can make out what it would have been like. If you are in the area and have time it is worth a look but I would not go out of your way.

Thank gbmontreal
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Walked around the Abbey grounds at twilight,it was very peaceful and thought provoking of times past. Worth going to see. Great view. Free. Great for a walk around the area ...

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful place. Modern to ancient graves and ruins of 15th century abbey. Free to get in. Perhaps not suitable for elderly due to hills and steps. However I've deducted one star because there's very little info on the abbey.

Thank JacqFromDunfie
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My parents and I walked around the abbey ruins at sunset and it was a very peaceful experience for me. You can walk right in and there are a few plaques with history info at the entrance.

Thank srkhart
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

As we got off the Waterbus in Donegal bay, we had a wander through the ruins of the Abbey and grave stones, it was very interesting on one of our few sunny days in Ireland, the best part was that it was free, this is...More

Thank ILoveMyCommunity
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The ruins of the Abbey are located right on the water by the quayside. The starkness of the ruins against the sky is stunning. Interesting historic site. Underfoot conditions can be slippy in wet weather. The range of dates on the headstones is amazing. Some...More

Thank Jacqueline R
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