We stopped in Sligo to check out the town a bit. We ended up parking right across the street. On our way back to their car we stopped in. This was fun, interesting and educational. The abbey was a lot larger than what we were expecting and well worth their nominal admission cost. The parking across the street is coin... 更多
Paid 4 euros to enter which I thought was reasonable. Found it very interesting though it was raining when we visited so didn't stay as long as would of liked.
Sligo Abbey ruins are a large abbey ruin. It is a paid self-guided tour. There are a lot of gravestones that are interesting to read. The abbey looked like it was probably a magnificent place a long time ago. There is a parking lot next to the abbey. The abbey is located in the middle of the pretty town of... 更多
The ruins here were of the best preserved in Ireland. The cloister is in wonderful condition and one can certainly have a feel for what it was when the Abbey was in operation. The stonework here is well worth the visit. Highly recommend the Abbey to anyone interested in ruins. And after all isn't that a big part of the... 更多
Although much of the original structures missing nevertheless an interesting visit providing an insight to life in this ancient Dominican priory.
Right in the heart of Sligo Town, Sligo Abbey was originally founded in the 13th Century by Dominican monks and rebuilt a few times following fires. The abbey is a large structure, and you can get a feel for what life was like as a monk. The information card they hand you at the front desk is enough to get... 更多
I learned so much on a tag along tour with the local school children the day that I went! I wished that I could have signed up with a grownup tour. Learning the the differences between a Friar and a Monk ( and their duties ); the ugly history of it's partial destruction (Church of England/ Cromwell's men , Church... 更多
Tucked away on - unsurprisingly - Abbey Street, this 13th century Dominican friary is a charming ruin in the care of Heritage Ireland. Almost all the small cloister is still covered, only one of its four sides ruined. And the remains in the main building give a real impression of what it might have been like until four centuries ago.... 更多
for all people who are interested in the irish history it's a MUST, good guide brochure, interesting details in different parts of a well maintained church ruin