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Dunbrody Abbey

Dunbrody Abbey

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

Dunbrody Abbey is a Cistercian monastery ruin located on Hook Peninsula in county Wexford. Was founded by Hervey de Montmarisco (uncle of Strongbow - one of the first Normans who arrived to settle Ireland) in the 1170s. Modest appearance and impressive size of monastic complex (it has one of the largest naves of all Irish churches) makes it uniqe. During the times of Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1540s, like many others monastic sites, Dunbrody has changed in to private property and was converted into a residence. Due to negligence of the owners, from the mid 19th century began to fell into ruin. In 1911, the heirs of Dunbrody Abbey (the Chichester family) passed the property to the Office of Public Works. The conservation work, which has place since last few years, may require some areas of the abbey to be closed off from time to time, but is open to the public all year around.

    • Freely accessible
  • CAR PARK :
    • Available

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