Corcomroe Abbey

Interesting
The main claim to fame of this Cistercian abbey, now in ruins and founded in the 12C, is its sculptures, depicting enigmatic heads, effigies and floral motifs, in which botanists have identified several medicinal plants probably grown by the monks. Perhaps as a tongue-in-cheek reference to this know-how, the abbey is called "St Mary of the Fertile Rock", which is rather amusing given its position by the Burren!

Useful information

Address:

The Burren Ballyvaughan

Price:

free of charge

Nearby tourist attractions

Burren Exposure
Burren Exposure
Ballyvaughan
1:00
Newtown Castle and Trail
Newtown Castle and Trail
Ballyvaughan
1:00
Aillwee Cave
Aillwee Cave
Ballyvaughan
1:00
Dunguaire Castle Dunguaire Castle
Dunguaire Castle
Kinvarra
1:00
The Burren The Burren
The Burren
Ennis
5:00
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