If you are planning on visiting the Rock of Cashel in Ireland, do not miss Hore Abbey! It is a gorgeous, uncrowded gem of a place to visit.
Make all the jokes you want about the name (we did!), but the word “Hore” is Gaelic for yew tree. Hore Abbey is an ancient monastery dating back from the 13th century.
Hore Abbey is located just down the hill from the Rock of Cashel in the County Tipperary. We only discovered it by making a wrong turn when trying to find the Rock of Cashel parking lot. Sometimes, mistakes and wrong turns work out for the best. It sure did in this case!
While Tim and Tyler captured video from the air by drone, Kara and I explored the Abbey by foot.
If you have kids, this is so much fun to visit!! Very few people, no boring tours, just the chance to explore ancient, castle-like ruins. Kara loved it here. And we all preferred Hore Abbey over the much more crowded Rock of Cashel (but that is worth a visit, also).
Check out our photos and videos…and see why Hore Abbey is worth visiting while you are in Ireland.
Hore Abbey Photo Tour
Hore Abbey Drone Video and Photos
The aerial photos and video were filmed by Tyler
Plan Your Visit
The Abbey is free to visit and is always open.
Getting Here: Hore Abbey is located next to the Rock of Cashel. Either walk the ten minutes downhill from the Rock of Cashel or park next to the Abbey on the small access road.
Allow about a half an hour for your visit.
If you have any questions about how to visit Hore Abbey, let us know in the comment section below.
More Information about Ireland
IRELAND ITINERARY: In 10 days, you can go on a road trip through Ireland and Northern Ireland, visiting the highlights. Get the full details in our 10 Day Ireland Itinerary.
SCENIC DRIVES IN IRELAND: The Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry are two of the most scenic drives in Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way is 1,600 miles (2,600 km) long and runs along the western coastline of Ireland and filled with beautiful sights, such as Mullaghmore Head.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Northern Ireland was a big filming site for Game of Thrones, but there are some things to know before you go. The Giant’s Causeway is one of our favorite places in Ireland and worth the time to get here.
EUROPE TRAVEL INSPIRATION: Get more travel ideas in our article 10 Days in Europe itinerary, which has 10 itineraries for your next trip to Europe. If you have less time, we also have an article that lists 25 different ways to spend one week in Europe.
Planning a trip to Ireland? Read all of our articles in our Ireland Travel Guide.
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