Killone Abbey, Ennis

Ruin · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Killone Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Chill Eoin), situated on the banks of Killone Lake some 3 miles south of Ennis, County Clare, was an abbey of Canonesses Regular founded in 1190 by Donal Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond and Munster and dedicated to Saint John.

The ruins of the abbey, accessible through land used for grazing cattle, are located in the grounds of Newhall House, and include substantial remains of the abbey church together with a crypt. A narrow (and somewhat restrictive) stone stairway leads between the altar and the east window to a ledge atop the remains of the south wall of the church, where an overview of the grounds may be seen with care (there being no safety features incorporated).
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  • this is a very fine abbey with a large crypt. it sits beside the lake and there is a holy well close by. there is an annual mass celebrated here close to the end of June.  more »
  • Killone Abbey has that deep soulful feeling you get visiting ancient ruins... It's on a lovely setting in the County Clare countryside, but it's about a mile's walk in through farm and forest. Must...  more »
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  • Lovely place for a walk. Enjoy.
  • nice place to go visit

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