Sunday, February 21, 2010
This is the ruin of Clare Abbey an Augustinian Monastery founded around the 1190's and was in use up until the 1700's. Its just of the M18 motorway south of Ennis, forward planning by the monks!
Some views from inside, you'll notice the slabs on the ground where people are buried inside of the ruins of the church, this is a common practice in old churches around Ireland.
A closer view at the detail of the stonework on the windows.
A stone slab on one of the graves outside.
A closeup of the detail on one of the slabs inside the church.
A stone crypt built in the late 1800's
Posted by Paz at 9:53 PM