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Abbeys -  Monuments of County Clare
The arrival of the Cistercian Order in Ireland in 1142 saw the beginning of the building of abbeys in the country which expanded with the subsequent arrival of Augustinians, Dominicans and Franciscans, whose monasteries are called friaries. These buildings gradually replaced the older type of monastery and comprised an open square or quadrangle containing a church, sacristy, meeting room, refectory, kitchen and store room. There are four abbeys in County Clare.

[Canon Island] Abbey

  Monuments map
Clare Abbey  
Corcomroe Abbey  
Killone Abbey  
Kilshanny Abbey  

Map of the abbeys of Clare

Photos of the abbeys of Clare


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