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Fore Abbey

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Richard And Bairbre
July 14, 2020
In a tranquil, green valley in the village of Forein County Westmeath, visitors can view the site where St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Later, the monastery was set fire 12 times. Among the remains, visitors can see St Fechin’s church, built about 900. They will also find one of the 18 Fore crosses, which are spread out over 10 kilometres on roadways and in fields. The Seven Wonders of Fore include, the monastery in the bog, the mill without a race, the water that flows uphill, the tree that has three branches/the tree that won’t burn, the water that won’t boil, the anchorite in a stone and the stone/lintel raised by St Fechin’s prayers. Nelly/Nancy Loop Walk: A new walking trail now extends across the marshland at the abbey up towards the Ben of Fore past ancient beach and oak trees and around to the local school and church. It is the first of many trails that will eventually criss-cross the whole region. Café: Jane’s Coffee Shop is well worth a visit for her delicious tannin-rich teabrack and the wonderful locally-roasted Bell Lane coffee. The shop has a select collection of local books, prints and cards for sale, including fascinating written accounts of the monastic metropolis, which at its peak had 3000 monks from right across Europe. Bars: There are two wonderful traditional bars in the village – both are iconic and definitely worthy of inclusion in the top 50 pubs in Ireland. Ita Halpin’s Seven Wonders Bar and Beatrice Coffey’s Abbey House Bar will have occasional music sessions that go on long into the night, but every single day you can be guaranteed the best of story-telling and fun if Ita and Beatrice (known as Beezie) are behind the bar.
In a tranquil, green valley in the village of Forein County Westmeath, visitors can view the site where St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Later, the monastery was set fire 12 times. Among the remains, v…
Rosemary
June 28, 2020
In a tranquil, green valley in the village of Fore, about a 30-minute drive from Mullingar in County Westmeath, visitors can view the site where St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Later, the monastery was set fire 12 times. Among the remains, visitors can see St Fechin’s church, built about 900. They will also find one of the 18 Fore crosses, which are spread out over 10 kilometres on roadways and in fields. There is also an information centre, public toilets and a pub. Parking is available for several cars near the church and priory ruins. Genealogy service also available. Local crafts and paintings are on sale. Local tour guides available on request.
In a tranquil, green valley in the village of Fore, about a 30-minute drive from Mullingar in County Westmeath, visitors can view the site where St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Later, the monastery was…
Andrew
February 22, 2020
Established in 630 AD by St. Fechin, Fore is one of Ireland’s preeminent religious centres. It is set in the rolling hills of Westmeath. This site now houses the remains of a 13th century Benedictine Priory, an anchorite cell and St. Fechins Church. Visitors will also discover the seven wonders of Fore.
Fionnuala
June 15, 2015
Beautiful place to spend some time, and to explore the beautiful village of Fore
Glenboy Country Accommodation
June 11, 2014
13th century the Hugh de Lacy the Norman and landlord built a Bendictine priory in the valley nearby. Many of the buildings that remain today (in ruins) are from the 15th century

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