Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey)

Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey), Donegal Town

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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Aideen L.
6 contributions
Informative.
Aug 2020 • Couples
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, Ireland2,682 contributions
Abbey with beautiful views
Aug 2020
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
Historical site
Jan 2020 • Couples
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, IL195 contributions
Over night
Nov 2019
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
Abbey ruins
Sep 2019
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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MBL
Texas6 contributions
Amazingly Peaceful!
Oct 2018
This Abby was located by a river, hearing the light rush of water while walking around made the experience so serene and peaceful! Absolutely beautiful!
Written 19 September 2019
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2020vision
Dundonald, Belfast.3,818 contributions
Interesting!
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is an interesting place to spend some time looking at gravestone inscriptions and the parts of the abbey which remain .
Take care in the older parts of the graveyard , lots of hidden grave markers .
Written 9 August 2019
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scott m
Napa, CA26 contributions
Church ruin
Jul 2019 • Couples
If your in Donegal why not. Church ruin in middle of cemetery. Few walls remain. Found all over Ireland.
Written 22 July 2019
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chris k
Winchester, VA426 contributions
The Abbey Graveyard
Apr 2019 • Family
This graveyard is the bay’s view resting place for souls dating back at least to the 1600s from several stones I saw, but there could be stones dating even further back. There is something a bit mystical of a celtic cross looking over a gray body of water - it makes the grave look ever more lonely.
Written 28 April 2019
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tankywalk
Northern Ireland, UK198 contributions
THIS IS HISTORY
Apr 2019 • Couples
Easy to access site on the quay in Donegal Town, lovely views out over the bay. History is written at the front entrance, so you can get some idea of what it was all about.
Written 19 April 2019
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