Hore Abbey - Tipperary

Hore Abbey - Tipperary

Hore Abbey was founded by theBenedictines in 1266 but in 1272 they were expelled by Archbishop David McCarville,the monastery and property given to the Cistercians whom he had brought from Mellifont.The Archbishop had become a Cistercian in1269,,it is said he banished the Benedictines after he had a dream that they were plotting to murder him.

Most of the Abbey was built in the 13th century in the 15th century many structural changes were made to it, the most noticeable being the addition of the Tower in the centre of the Transept.

 

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