Corcomroe Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Chorca Mrua) is an early 13th-century Cistercian monastery located in the north of the Burren region of County Clare, Ireland, a few miles east of the village of Ballyvaughan in the Barony of Burren. It was once known as "St. Mary of the Fertile Rock", a reference to the Burren's fertile soil.Plan to visit Corcomroe Abbey and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bell Harbour attractions using our Bell Harbour trip planner.
The Romanesque ruins feature stone carvings that are considered to be among the finest in a Cistercian church in Ireland. The abbey appears in W.B. Yeats' play The Dreaming of Bones. They constitute a National Monument and are open to the public.
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Corcomroe Abbey Reviews
The history of these sites is just amazing and it always gives me a feeling of awe to be able to walk around something built in the 12th century. The Abbey is set in a valley and you can see it from.... more »
Beautiful setting. Be sure to look up at the intricate ceiling. Grave in the chancel of man wearing a crown. Interesting history and setting. Enough has survived of the building, inside and... more »
Really beautiful old abbey. Very peaceful. Worth the stop.
Well worth a visit and look around this very old Abbey and new Burials...
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