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Review of Monaincha Abbey

Monaincha Abbey
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot to visit, the OPW really need to do some work on the entrance , as it is you have to walk across a field to get to the Abbey . Considering this is the oldest monastic building in Europe . Beautiful place

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Located outside Roscrea ( a very historical town) you will find the ruins of Monaincha Abbey - Its down a narrow road , i use the term road very loosely ...and the surface has been neglected so take it slow -sometimes if a few cars here there is a bit of a bottle neck at the end so be careful turning your car. You have to go on foot so wear wellies or sturdy shoes and keep an eye out for the beautiful cow pats...that's once smell u don't need when u get back to your car !!! Over a gate at the end of lane and its across the field full of cows to the ruins of the 12th century church, which proudly sits raised in the highest part of the field. They say it was surround by a lake back in the day. You will be told that no female could visit this church without immediately dying...wonder what man came up with that yarn ??? On a nice day or even at dusk its easy to imagine what it must have been like in those olden days - and why the site was selected - its so peaceful here...If seeing the other historical sites of Roscrea don't miss this forgotten one , purely for the peace and tranquillity you will take away with you.

2  Thank Karentipp
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

after parking and walking possibly 10 minutes, you see this abbey in the middle of a cow field. Access is easy, just watch for the divits from cow tracks ( it had rained before we were there and the ground was like walking on moss ) . the resident cows just watched us explore the abbey - we had the place to ourselves. Beautiful huge trees on what was the island the abbey was on.

1  Thank MonicaWelke
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visited her lots of times, but recently Oct 2016 visited with 2 other camera friends, they were blown away in relation to the entire site, lovely and peaceful, i recalled all the other trips like picnics, and day trips.
well worth a visit a little off the beaten track just outside Roscrea, down a bog road.
Park at top of lane way and walk down 5 minute walk.
It's free

3  Thank CByrne444
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This little church is just a short drive from Roscrea. 'Located down a country lane (road??) there is room at the end to turn around and park a few cars. The ruins are easily reached through a gate and then an easy 100 meter walk through a farmer's field. The ruins of the 12th century church are located on the highest part of the field and at one time were in the middle of a lake, completely surrounded by water before being drained 100's of years later. It is said that no woman or even female animal could visit this church without immediately dying. My wife though enjoyed a fine dinner this evening with me after wandering around the site and still appears in good health, so I can put this myth down as false...

11  Thank Bruce L
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