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Moyne Abbey

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Moyne Abbey

Would anyone know if there are any restrictions regarding visiting Moyne Abbey, car parking or crossing fields etc. Thanks

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1. Re: Moyne Abbey

I parked near the widest pull off & walked a few minutes to the Gate, climbed over & walked down the lane where the farmer was placing new fencing (for the cattle), I asked permission & off I went. stayed about 1.5 + hours.

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2. Re: Moyne Abbey

There weren't the last time that I visited, but that was in October of 2012.

www.sacredlandscapes.ie/moyne-abbey.html

Nearby Rosserk Friary might also appeal: mayo-ireland.ie/en/…rosserk-abbey.html

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Thank you very much, for your quick reply it is very helpful, I shall do the same when I go next week. Regards Jerry.

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Remprimo,

I make numerous visits throughout the year to the area. I drove a friend there Mid - November 2017 and we could not access the Gate as a large SUV was parked blocking all access to the gate. I returned the end of November 2017 and once again a climb & hoist over the metal gate and I was on the muddy / cow patty filled lane to the Abbey.

Kesh_grammy

Edited: 07 June 2018, 03:01
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Thanks for the websites, very informative.

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Jerry,

If you have access to google maps do add Rathfran Abbey to your list, near the Rathfran Abbey are two Rathfran Stone Circles, you can view with binoculars / camera lens, or climb over the stone wall, a bit of a drop off, very uneven terrain and the area has quite a bit of nettles around both sites. Just off the R314 is the Rathfranpark Wedge tomb, again not to be missed, though one has to be very cautious with the terrain.

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Thanks again Kesh grammy

Will have a search for these as well.

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Wow! I wonder if it's a new landowner? In Oct of 2012, we drove right up to the side of the Abbey, with the river just a short bit away. Had the place totally to ourselves. My wife though the place moody and a bit eerie.

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Remprimo,

The same folks I have said hello to over the years, when I see anyone who's land I am entering I look out to greet them and ask permission. I know in Mayo & Sligo many property lines have now been electrified. The friend that was with me agreed that we thought it was a visitor who took the spot & used their vehicle to get over the fence, don't know why they had to block the stone steps as well, (which were a bit unsteady last time I used them).

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10. Re: Moyne Abbey

It is moody and eerie! I camped there with my friends when I was 15. We couldn't sleep as we were really scared of the animal sounds within the abbey in the dead of the night. We never asked anyone for permission.

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