Hore Cistercian Abbey

Map Reference: S069407 (2069, 1407)

Hore Abbey was founded by the Benedictines at the end of the 12th century but was taken over by Cistercians from Mellifont in 1272. It was the last pre-Reformation Cistercian foundation in Ireland.

The layout is similar to other Cistercian abbeys except that the cloister lies to the north of the church. Alterations in the 15th century included the building of a tower and partial blocking of the larger Gothic lancets. In the chancel is a very fine double piscina with four-leaved and eight-leaved basins.

At the jamb of one of the doorways into the church is a fine mason's mark shaped like a capital N.

Some More Photos of Hore Abbey

For more examples of Cistercian Abbeys click the following links

Corcomroe, Co Clare Grey Abbey, Co Down Inch Abbey, Co Down Abbeyknockmoy, Co Galway Duiske Abbey, Co Kilkenny Jerpoint, Co Kilkenny Monasteranenagh, Co Limerick Abbeylara, Co Longford Abbeyshrule, Co Longford Mellifont, Co Louth Bective, Co Meath Boyle, Co Roscommon Holy Cross Abbey, Co Tipperary Kilcooly, Co Tipperary Dunbrody, Co Wexford Tintern, Co Wexford Baltinglass, Co Wicklow

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