[Thursday - 11/14/02] The ruins of the 13th century Hore Abbey are set in farmland just a few hundred yards from the base of the Rock of Cashel. It was the last daughter house - a religious house which was affiliated to the main monastery - of Mellifont's Cistercians and was a gift from a 13th century archbishop who expelled the Benedictine monks after dreaming that they had plans to murder him.
With its beautiful Romanesque arches, the ruins are fairly extensive and only a short walk from the base of the Rock. The abbey sits in the middle of a cow pasture though. It's easy to get to the abbey, but watch out for cow pies!
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