Clare Abbey

Off Clarecastle Roundabout, Limerick Road, Ennis, Co Clare


  • Founded in 1189
  • Free car parking

Clare Abbey was the first, largest and most important Augustinian house in Clare, founded in 1189. It is situated on an elevated site beside the Fegus River. Despite a turbulent history the abbey remained in use until the 17th century. A number of later additions to the body of the abbey survive as well as later buildings. There are a number interesting sculptural features for the observant visitor.

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