N5170 : Fore Abbey

taken 13 years ago, near to Fore, Westmeath, Ireland

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Fore Abbey
Fore Abbey
Originally founded by St Feichin in the seventh century, this building dates from the early part of the 13th century. It was a Benedictine priory and, at its height, might have had as many as 300 monks.

This monastery is one of the "Seven Wonders of Fore". The wonder of this fine ruin is that it is a "monastery built in a bog". The other six wonders are:

The water the flows uphill.
The mill without a race
The water that will not boil
The tree that will not burn
The anchorite in a stone
The stone raised by St Fechin's prayers
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N5170, 17 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 November, 2007
Category
Religious buildings > Abbey   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 510 705 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.9521N 7:13.6883W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 510 707
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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