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Ballintubber Abbey - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Abbey, Ballintober, Co. Mayo, F12 W584, Ireland

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About Ballintubber Abbey

Ballintubber Abbey is an important sacred Irish historical site which celebrated its 800th year anniversary. It is the only church in Ireland still in daily use that was founded by an Irish king. The abbey has several modern outdoor attractions, including a very modern abstract Way of the Cross, an underground permanent Crib, and a Rosary Way. It was one of the iconic attraction in this area and also attracts many tourists.

Attractions Near Ballintubber Abbey

Moore Hall
Moore Hall6.08km from Ballintubber Abbey

Moore Hall House was built by George Moore in 1792 and completed in 1796. It is situated to the south of the village Carnacon in the barony of Carra, County Mayo in a karst limestone landscape. The house was burned down in 1923 by anti-Treaty irregular forces during the Irish Civil War as Maurice Moore was viewed as pro-Treaty.

Lough Carra
Lough Carra8.29km from Ballintubber Abbey

Lough Carra is the largest marl lake, covering 1,560 hectares in Ireland and is part of the Great Western Lakes complex. It was part of the estate of the well-known Moore family of Moore Hall. It is a well-known brown trout lough, and is situated northeast of Lough Mask.

Lough Lannagh
Lough Lannagh10.66km from Ballintubber Abbey

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Mayo. The lake itself is home to various species of fish including Brown Trout, while Swans and Ducks are resident on the lakeshore. The Lough Lannagh grounds are also home to an array of wildlife.

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life14.98km from Ballintubber Abbey

The National Museum of Ireland is Ireland’s premier cultural institution and home to the greatest collections of Irish material heritage, culture and natural history in the world. The museum exhibits the way of life of rural Irish people between 1850 and 1950, and is in the grounds of Turlough Park House. There are displays about the home, the natural environment, trades and crafts, communities, and working on the land and water.

Westport House
Westport House17.3km from Ballintubber Abbey

This is a well known Irish tourist attraction, owned by the Hughes family who own a number of businesses in the west of Ireland. Until January 2017, it was the ancestral seat of the Browne family, whose head was the Marquess of Sligo. The title and the house were separated in 2014, following the death of Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo, who left the estate to his five daughters.

Great Western Greenway
Great Western Greenway17.43km from Ballintubber Abbey

The Great Western Greenway walking and cycling trail is Irelands fastest growing and most sought-after tourism attraction. Running 44km around the Eastern and Northern stretches of Clew Bay in Co Mayo. The Great Western Greenway follows the line of the old Midlands Great Western Railway, which closed in 1937. It can be completed in either direction, although the best approach is from west to east, with the prevailing wind at your back.

Where is Ballintubber Abbey

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County Mayo
County Mayo
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County Mayo is a county in Ireland. In the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht, it is named after the village of Mayo. stretches over 2,175 square miles and is home to 130,507 people. Mayo's county town is picturesque Westport, crowned as "the best place to live in Ireland" in early summer 2012 by the Irish Times.