Heritage Ireland

Monasteries and Abbeys

15 sites listed below

Ireland’s unique Christian heritage has left its impact across the landscape. From the remote beehive huts of the early Christian hermit tradition to the oratories and high crosses of the communal monasteries through to the soaring architectural advances and exquisite sculpture of the Contintental orders these remains bear witness to the spiritual legacy of their founders.

Just as in times gone by these sites fill many roles. For the art and architecture enthusiast the sites inspire, for students they are places of learning and discovery, for those looking for calm they offer a space for quiet contemplation.

Become alive to the echoes of ancient prayer among the ruins of these fabled places.

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