Corcomroe Abbey | Ireland

30 April 2014

Deep in County Clare lies a beautiful 13th century abbey.
Legend says that it was commissioned by King Conor na Siudane Ua Briain.
After it was completed, he had the five masons in charge of the project executed because their work was so beautiful he was afraid they would build churches more extravagant elsewhere.

The site of Corcomroe Abbey is remote. Our bus stopped at the abbey on the way to the Cliffs of Moher, allowing us 20 minutes to roam around. We were the only visitors there, making the abbey quiet and eerie. 


I could have easily spent a day here. There was so much to see, and the site was just so peaceful.

Happy Wednesday!
xoxo

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    1. It was! It was also freezing though, which I'm not a fan of. Lol

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  2. It's beautiful, even with the gory history! What's up with people always murdering the masons?!

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    1. Haha, being a Mason just wasn't the safest career choice. Lol

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  3. Lovely! Old abbey's always seem to have the most interesting history.

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    1. Our driver knew so much about the history here! I wish I had a pen and paper with me at the time because it was so fascinating!

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  4. Such a stunning place - I love wandering around old Abbeys - Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire being a particular favorite.

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