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Corcomroe Abbey

by Michael MacMahon

The Other Clare no. 21 (1997)
Donated by: Michael MacMahon

The ruins of Corcomroe abbey occupy a memorable setting in the lonely limestone-girth valley of Glennamannagh (Gleann na Manach, the valley of the monks) close to where the Burren hills of Clare merge with Galway. Less than half-a-mile to the west the old harbour of Béal A’ Chloga (Bell Harbour), once well known for its association with the famous oyster beds of Pouldoody, lies idle on a quiet inlet of Galway Bay.

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