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Corcomroe Abbey

Monastic Site

Corcomroe Abbey is one of the better known monastic sites in Ireland located near the village of Bell Harbour.

It was built by the Cistercian monks at the end of the 12th century and was occupied until the 17th century. The Abbey is noted for its detailed carvings and rich ornamentation which are not commonly found in structures from this period.

It features a typical cruciform church facing east with a small chapel in each transept.


Website: www.archaeology.ie

Corcomroe Abbey