This evening, I am posting information on a ruined Cistercian Abbey in County Tipperary, Ireland.

Summary facts and information:

  • Situated close to, and almost in literal shadow of, more famous neighbour, the Rock of Cashel.
  • Founded 1272 by David McCarville, Archbishop of Cashel on site previously occupied by a Benedictine Monastery.
  • Never achieved great prosperity and was dissolved in 1540 along with many other such establishments on orders of Henry VIII.
  • Prior to Dissolution the Abbey Church was used as the local parish church.
  • After Dissolution some of the Abbey’s buildings were adapted for residential use.
  • The ruins are now surrounded by fields where sheep and cattle graze. However, the public have access.
  • The name ‘Hore’ may be derived from the word for yew tree or colour blue.

Rock of Cashel from Hore Abbey

Hore Abbey

Hore Abbey

Hore Abbey

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