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.
Save
Share
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
kurin
,
Long Beach, California
via mobile
Well preserved abbey

Its not easy to find. This abbey is accessed by walking over fields belonging to a farmer who must... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
ellenorIreland
,
Ireland
Read all 44 reviews
38
All photos (38)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
15°
10°
Sep
11°
Oct
Nov
Contact
Killala, Ireland
+353 96 70848
Call
Reviews (44)
Filter reviews
33 results
Traveller rating
21
8
1
0
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
21
8
1
0
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscow piesoff the beaten trackworth a visitcounty mayobullfieldsignmoyfarmcowsfriaryabbeyroadaccesswarningpropertytourists
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank sgphoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank TONYTONING
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1  Thank kurin
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Its not easy to find. This abbey is accessed by walking over fields belonging to a farmer who must be trying to discourage visitors. His own gate and hedge are bristling with 'no parking' signs and he has hung'beware of the bull' on the gate...More

3  Thank ellenorIreland
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Julie M
17 August 2017|
Answer
Response from Darragh O | Reviewed this property |
3km / 36 min walk. Get a bike maybe. Be careful on the country roads.
0
Votes