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.
More Information for Your Trip to Ireland:
- Itinerary: 10 Day Ireland Itinerary: The Ultimate Irish Road Trip
- Best of Ireland: 14 Must-Have Experiences in Ireland
- Skellig Michael: Skellig Michael: One of Ireland’s Most Unique Destinations
- Dingle Peninsula: Driving the Dingle Peninsula
- Scenic Drive: Wild Atlantic Way: Don’t Miss the Spectacular Mullaghmore Head!
Planning a trip to Ireland? Read all of our articles in our Ireland Destination Guide.
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