Moyne Abbey is without a doubt one of the most impressive ecclesiastical ruins in Mayo County. In a remarkable state, the site is ultra-touristic and attracts many visitors every year, who come to admire its Gothic architecture and medieval charm!
The abbey was built north of the village of Ballina in 1462. Built by the Burke family, the monastery is Franciscan and has a typically Gothic style, with its main tower, its sharp pediments and its particularly pointed warheads. The site is impressive and impressive for its size and its still remarkable condition.
You don’t need to use your imagination to imagine the original state of Moyne Abbey! The site is made up of a church, residential buildings and a central cloister. Note that you will be able to enter inside, provided you remain careful (the ruins are fragile and sometimes unpredictable!). Also, take care not to rub the walls with your backpacks, and not to lean against the building.
In any case, the architecture is beautiful, and you can admire countless carved and engraved stones of interlacing. An exceptional building, which has retained its appeal despite the terrible fire of 1590, perpetrated by Richard Bingham!