We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Worth the trek off the beaten path and through the cow pasture

We visited Moyne Abbey and the other two similar ruins in the area this morning with our three... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Long Beach, California
via mobile
Beautiful cloister

Somehow this abbey retained a really intact cloister and it just added so much to our photos and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Grand Junction, Colorado
via mobile
Read all 45 reviews
All photos (38)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cow pies”(3 reviews)
“the main road”(3 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Killala, Ireland
+353 96 70848
Improve This Listing
Reviews (45)
Filter reviews
34 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cow pies the main road beautiful cloister off the beaten track easy access worth a visit county mayo bull field sign farm abbey cows moy tourists friary warning
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2018

not easy access,drive was blocked off and track in on foot was mucky.Difficult walkinm,buildiong is interesting and has historical value.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Topcopct
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Somehow this abbey retained a really intact cloister and it just added so much to our photos and our imagination as we thought about the monks praying there and serving God. The abbey itself is beautiful with a tower and peaked roofs. The abbey is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sgphoto
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Well worth the short walk from the road. The beware of the bull will put off many people,You can get to the Abbey by passing cows I did not see a bull. Respect the country code. A sign of beware of the bull of some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous Abbey - cloisters intact and beautiful to walk around. The road to the Abbey is very narrow, it would be difficult to navigate a campervan along its narrow path. The Abbey is situated off road and you have to cross a field to reach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fia50
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately , we only got to see the abbey from a distance . The farmer makes it practically impossible for you to get there . There are ' beware of the bull ' ' no parking ' and various other signs on the gate ,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 2020vision
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A strategic error led to my own muddy adventure in ignoring "Beware of Bull" sign advising the curious. Travelers should be aware of the much more easily designated access a bit farther downtime road. At that location, there's no need to be wary of challenges...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank preglad
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Enjoyed the visit of the Abbey, its walls still standing albeit much of the buildings were roofless, impressive skeletons of what used to be a magnificent place. The courtyard boasts a quadrangle of arches ... to get there we had to leave the car in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We spent a while finding Moyne Abbey, but when we got to the place we couldn't gain access. On one gate, there were signs saying: 'Private property', Beware of the bull' and other notices which would not make a person feel welcome! The other gate...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Eily1961
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Went here on TA advices. A really nice place off the beaten track as others have said. Plenty of warning signs from the farmer but we weren't bothered on our visit. Really nice inside the Abbey and a nice view from every view point. Very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Darragh O
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Moyne Abbey and the other two similar ruins in the area this morning with our three kids. There are a couple of spots to park along the road, but no real parking lot. You have to walk a ways through a cow pasture...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank kurin
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
17 August 2017|
Response from Darragh O | Reviewed this property |
3km / 36 min walk. Get a bike maybe. Be careful on the country roads.