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    by jmpncsu Written Dec 4, 2014

    Corcomroe Abbey is a 13th century monastery in northeast County Clare. We visited this site as part of a tour of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher with Galway Tour Company. We stopped for about 15 minutes and walked around the abbey and grounds. Outside the abbey was a cemetery with many gravestones, some nearly as old as the abbey and some more recent. But it made a beautiful scene amidst the karst landscape of the Burren. Walking around the inside felt like being in a movie. The doorways between rooms were narrow and low and I had to duck to walk through. We saw the tomb effigy of Conor na Siudane Ua Briain, an early king, who according to legend, executed the masons who built the monastery to ensure another like could not be built. This was a nice quick stop on the tour and definitely worth a stop if you're in the Burren region of County Clare.

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    by pfsmalo Written Nov 27, 2012

    Entrance is free to walk the cemetery and the Abbey itself. There are some nice carvings, especially one of a bishop holding his crozier, who seems to be blessing the effigy of Conor O'Brien, Lord of Thomond, one of the benefactors of the Abbey. Take a look at the well-preserved vaulted roof in the choir room, exceptionnal work.

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