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Address: 8 miles Southeast of Ennis, Quin, Ennis, Ireland

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Lovely peaceful church ruin

Great place to visit if you want to get out of Ennis for an afternoon. It is a short trip (10km) from Ennis town and is in a tiny village - Quin which is quite picturesque... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit if you want to get out of Ennis for an afternoon. It is a short trip (10km) from Ennis town and is in a tiny village - Quin which is quite picturesque. Wander around this - free and see some interesting gravestones. Some of it is restored. Across the road there is a cafe - The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It's a really nice place to visit if you're nearby, it's basically a Fort that was converted later to a Abbey. It's in ruins but is maintained and its worth the visit!

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Worth seeing if you passing through, it probably keeps you bussy only for an hour or if you like horse back riding you could combinate it with castelfergus equistarian center and stay in the lovely abbey tavern ... great food a cross the road in the tavern

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a crumbling abbey, and while not abandoned (the grounds are still maintained), it's a derelict ruin, slowly being overtaken by moss. There's not a huge amount to see, and what's left of the upper floors is out of bounds, but you can still get some interesting photos.

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Quin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been here on a number of occasions and always love the quiet of the area. As it is run by the Office of Public WOrks (OPW), it is only open to the public (interior) at certain time. Regardless, take the time to wander around, as it is a beautiful building best explored on outside and inside...to get a... More 

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Thank John D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great castle to explore. Incredible history and amazing that it is upright and safe to explore inside on foot. Some awesome photo opportunities and then a great pub across the road for a nice pint.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Well worth spending some time here and so easy to find with St Mary's right beside this wonderful site. The Hotel Abbey is a great Irish pub with great service and food

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Thank creativetextiles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Visited in a soft Irish mist. Just loved walking around the ruins. We were the only ones there so no crowds to contend with. Met a local gentleman who gave us a history of the surrounding area. Located in a nice village where you can have a cuppa or a pint. Just wish the ruins had more of their history... More 

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Thank daniel c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was amazed at how well preserved and kept the site was. The groundskeeper/guard was a bit on the surly side, but the experience was worth it. You should definitely go and see it!

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is well looked after with tons of information and history. Well worth walking around. This has an amazing setting with a great panorama. Definitely worth a stop to see and learn about this part of history.

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