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St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin

St. Mary's Abbey - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
St. Mary's Abbey
39271 Meetinghouse Lane, Dublin, Republic of IrelandMap
Meetinghouse Lane
+353 1 872 1490
Neighborhood: O'Connell Street and environs
Overview

This monastery - formerly one of the most important in Ireland - is now in ruins. Visitors can admire the vaulted chamber of the Chapter House and follow the display which outlines the rich history of the abbey. Although founded in 1139 by Benedictine monks, the monastery became Cistercian only eight years later. During the Reformation, the Abbey became the venue for meetings of the Council of Ireland. Shortly after Silken Thomas Fitzgerald's public renunciation of Henry VIII and subsequent execution in 1534, the monastery was dissolved. It became a quarry, whose stones were used in many 17th-century constructions, including the Essex Bridge which was replaced by the Grattan Bridge in 1874. Admission: Adult €1.50 Child €0.75 Student €0.75 Senior €1.00 Family €4.25 Group €1.00

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