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"Clare Island Abbey" Clare Island Things to Do Tip by kevarms

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The Cistercian Abbey dates from the mid 15th century and inside is a tomb said to be that of the 'Pirate Queen' Grace O'Malley. There are also rare medieval wall paintings. The graveyard is quite interesting with, not surprisingly, an abundance of O'Malleys buried there. I was also surprised and moved to see a memorial to the crew of a Canadian WW2 plane that went down off the coast.

Directions: On the island's south coast

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  • Written Jun 8, 2007
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