Sunday, June 24, 2018

Abbey Graveyard

in Donegal Town and viewed from the Bank Walk across Donegal Bay.

The ruins of this once stately complex can be found on a scenic parcel of land at the mouth of the Eske River, where it pours into Donegal Bay. Built in 1474 by Hugh O'Donnell, the abbey withstood ransacking, burning and ravaging before it was finally abandoned in the early part of the 17th century. Known locally as "the old abbey", the only recognizable parts of the ruins today are the south transept, choir, and parts of the cloisters. The adjoining graveyard is filled, providing evidence that people were buried here well into the 18th century.
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25 comments:

  1. Hi Bill.

    It is impressive that remains.
    How well and soundly there was built with few resources.
    Beautiful pictures Bill

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  2. A beautiful place to find peace with a really stunning view for the living.

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  3. What a wonderful place so peaceful close to the water.

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  4. The ruins are very evocative. Needs a raven overhead to complete the imagery.

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  5. a tranquil resting place for many souls. I'd love to wander around and look at the memorials. Graveyards are such fascinating places.

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  6. Wonderful adventure and beautiful view.

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  7. Great pictures and fascinating history.

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  8. It looks like what is left is being looked after. Just for trivia, I was born at Esk Saskatchewan which is now a ghost hamlet!

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  9. Still impressive. I am trying to imagine what the old abbey looked like.
    Have a great Sunday afternoon, Bill.
    : )

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  10. A beautiful setting. Love the face in photo 2.

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  11. It's an impressive view into history!

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  12. Beautiful images Bill, fascinating to imagine how it must have looked way back when!

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  13. This place is filled with history!!

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  14. On my . . . wish I was visiting . . .
    The stone, the history . . .
    Loved your photos Bill!

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  15. What an interesting tour! It's one of those places where you wish the walls could talk.

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  16. Such a dignified place.
    I google Killybegs and was surprised to see how small the population is. Everyone must know everyone else.

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  17. Wow! Had for us out here to imagine something built so long ago. Happy that some pieces are still standing but sad it became so dilapidated.
    MB

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  18. Fascinating ruins. I love your second shot. The dark profile is amazing.

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  19. Scenic and solemn ambiance. Lovely shots.

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  20. Beautiful, even as ruins.

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