Of all the medieval Franciscan abbey ruins in Ireland, this is without the best! It is in an excellent position right on the edge of Quin village and what is of great interest is that it was built on the foundation of a Norman castle! some of whose corner towers still remain and can be seen! Of course Quin Abbey...
My husband and I just got back from Ireland and this was our very first stop. We loved this abbey. So unique and it was such a great place to take pictures. Highly recommend this place to see while I Ireland!
Was driving from Ennis to Kilkenny the back road way and came across Quin Abbey. I found it unique in its layout with round towers at each corner of the abbey. Unlike may ruins you are not able to get into the center of the ruin - locked gates.
This was a recommended stop after our stay in the area. It was a good place to visit for a brief bit of history. One can roam the grounds and perimeter on the exterior, but cannot explore inside. Afterwards, you should go across the street to the Abbey Pub for a cold beverage.
As a McNamara Quin Abbey is a must..
Surrounded by beautiful scenary & idyllic shops & houses its set on the backdrop of a lovely stream that meanders slowly past such a historic home of our decendants.
My favourite character associated with the abbey is "Fireball McNamara"..
A red-bearded warrior of his time...
Quin doesnt boast much in the way...