The Southeast Sights

Blackfriars Abbey

  • High St.
  • Waterford City
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

While you can't go inside, you can get close to the remains of this genuinely medieval abbey and get a sense of how impressive it once was. This ruined tower belonged to a Dominican abbey that was founded in 1226 and returned to the Crown in 1541 after the dissolution of the monasteries. It was used as a courthouse until Cromwellian forces destroyed most of it in the 17th century.

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Address:

High St., Waterford City, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Published 08/11/2015

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