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Magic place

Wonderful place to go walking from Roscrea. Roman monastic site full of magic vibrations. Formerly... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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Walking in Great Grandpa, Patrick Maher's footsteps

Ever since I found the "Letter from Roscrea", from my 2xGrandfather, I planned visits to this... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
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Monaincha, Roscrea eire, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to go walking from Roscrea. Roman monastic site full of magic vibrations. Formerly It was an island in the middle if a Lake, now drained. We enjoyed the visit a lot .

Thank SilviaLacleta
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Ever since I found the "Letter from Roscrea", from my 2xGrandfather, I planned visits to this wonderful bucolic setting. The inside address of the letter reveals that Monaincha Farm was where my family lived in September of 1868. The ruined Abbey is cited as the...More

2  Thank maryjeanne1942
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot to visit, the OPW really need to do some work on the entrance , as it is you have to walk across a field to get to the Abbey . Considering this is the oldest monastic building in Europe . Beautiful place

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Located outside Roscrea ( a very historical town) you will find the ruins of Monaincha Abbey - Its down a narrow road , i use the term road very loosely ...and the surface has been neglected so take it slow -sometimes if a few cars...More

2  Thank Karentipp
Reviewed 1 May 2017

after parking and walking possibly 10 minutes, you see this abbey in the middle of a cow field. Access is easy, just watch for the divits from cow tracks ( it had rained before we were there and the ground was like walking on moss...More

1  Thank MonicaWelke
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visited her lots of times, but recently Oct 2016 visited with 2 other camera friends, they were blown away in relation to the entire site, lovely and peaceful, i recalled all the other trips like picnics, and day trips. well worth a visit a little...More

3  Thank CByrne444
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This little church is just a short drive from Roscrea. 'Located down a country lane (road??) there is room at the end to turn around and park a few cars. The ruins are easily reached through a gate and then an easy 100 meter walk...More

11  Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Roscrea is a very Rich Town of pure Heritage that should be visited. The Town looks Great.You can get a tour from Roscrea Tourist Office which is very well Run. Well done to all Involved. The Guided Tour is absolutely Brilliant!

Thank vbrowne1944
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Monaincha Abbey is lovely all year round, but especially at Christmas where it if flood lit and everyone walks out to it and as you are coming through the entrance gates its a special sight, with the Abbey flood lit, a Christmas choir singing and...More

1  Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Well worth a visit. However, when I visited last year I drove down the lane and had difficulty turning the car round to get back. There was building works taking place at the time. Not sure what they were doing, perhaps a turning point or...More

1  Thank Sean H
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Response from Fran-Maria | Reviewed this property |
The Abbey is not operated by staff and is open all year round. Coming from Dublin side get off the M7 at junction 22 and after 1 mile take the 4th exit on the roundabout where the Fuel station and McDonalds are. Then... More