St Mary's Abbey, Trim

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
St. Mary's Abbey in Trim, County Meath, Ireland is a former Augustinian Abbey dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. The abbey was situated on the north bank of the River Boyne, opposite Trim Castle, on land given to St. Patrick who is often credited with founding the abbey. The abbey was a prominent pilgrimage site, famous for the healing power of its statue of the Virgin Mary, until its dissolution under Henry VIII during the Reformation. Little remains of the abbey except for the Yellow Steeple, the ruin of the abbey bell tower named for the yellow color reflected by the stonework in the setting sun, and Talbot's Castle, an abbey building converted to a manor house.
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  • Located just across the river from the castle all that remains of St Mary’s is the Yellow Steeple which is a very easy landmark to spot due to its height. Worth a look if visiting the castle  more »
  • Although not much remains of St Mary's Abbey except a 40m section of the east wall known as the Yelliw steeple, it is still a beautiful place to visit with superb views of Trim Castle and the River...  more »
  • Rain hale or shine it's an amazing place to visit.
  • Beautiful historic place to walk around and great to feel close to history.

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