Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)

Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)

Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)
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The ruins of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1474.
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victoria B
Lincolnshire, UK560 contributions
Due to the abbey being used as a place to store gunpowder - with disastrous consequences - there is not much of it left.

A beautiful spot adjacent to the river there are tombstones old and new, most of which have been lovingly maintained or renewed. It is a beautiful and atmospheric place.

There is a car park adjacent and it is a shortish walk to the centre of Donegal.
Written 30 August 2022
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njcavalier
Chatham, NJ374 contributions
The ruins of the Abbey of the Four Masters made for a poignant start to our walking tour of Donegal. Overlooking the harbor, the ruins date back to 1474, when Red Hugh O’Donnell had both the Franciscan Abbey and nearby Donegal Castle built. The abbey and surrounding graveyard are well worth a visit before heading off to the castle.
Written 15 August 2022
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jfm7
Westland13 contributions
I always go there, whenever I visit Donegal Town. It gives me peace in my mind and my hart. I can sit over there and have a look over the bay.
Written 21 July 2022
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2005-travel-lover
Frederick, MD581 contributions
Very small place with little signage. Nice to walk around and imagine how it might have looked in the day.
Written 16 June 2022
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InisFada
Long Island, NY154 contributions
Ruins of an old abbey overlooking the harbor. Very evocative location as the sun sets. It is about a five minute walk south of town.
Written 7 October 2021
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Aideen L.
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Such an atmospheric place and with fascinating history. There’s a lovely walk that snakes around the abbey and cemetery along the bay. It’s lovely to walk there at night too and you can sit and look out over the bay and up at the stars. It’s peaceful and well maintained also. There are some very old gravestones which are interesting to read. A lovely spot. Right beside the town too.
Written 17 August 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Though there is not much left from the abbey, the views it allows over the Donegal bay are stunning.
Written 10 August 2020
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Kerryman86
Kilflynn, Ireland235 contributions
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Came here on a trip to Donegal with my life partner and was taken back by its splendour. A really cool site with the ruins of an Abbey and a graveyard. There is a great view of Donegal Bay. Just take care of the paths if the weather is icy.
Written 21 January 2020
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Edward S
Ottawa, IL198 contributions
Stayed at the hotel and just a small walk to it. Very interesting history. Can just walk in and see what it was like before it was ruin. Be safe.
Written 12 November 2019
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Betty S
Huntsville, AL149 contributions
We enjoyed visiting these ruins, but wish there was more information on the site. It was also a little difficult to find.
Written 1 October 2019
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