St Mary's Abbey

All that remains of the abbey are the Slype and rib-vaulted Chapter House (the 15C cloister has been reconstructed using original elements discovered in 1975). The abbey's foundation in 1139, its architecture and history are explained, as is the Cistercian way of life. Owning vast estates either side of the River Liffey, it was closely associated with the city and used as a warehouse, strongroom and meeting place for the Council of Ireland.

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Address : 

Abbey St. Dublin

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Abbey Theatre
Abbey Theatre
Portraits of actors and writers who have
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Liffey Bridge
Liffey Bridge
The delicate cast-iron footbridge
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General Post Office
General Post Office
The General Post Office building (GPO)
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Tyrone House
Tyrone House
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Church of the Conception of the Virgin Mary
Church of the Conception of the Virgin Mary
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O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street
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Abbey Theatre
Abbey Theatre
Portraits of actors and writers who have
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Liffey Bridge
Liffey Bridge
The delicate cast-iron footbridge
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General Post Office
General Post Office
The General Post Office building (GPO)
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Abbey Theatre
Abbey Theatre
Portraits of actors and writers who have
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General Post Office
General Post Office
The General Post Office building (GPO)
0:30
Tyrone House
Tyrone House
This elegant residence built by Richard
0:15
See all