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Drone Girl takes us for a flight over Fore Abbey ruins, Ireland

The Fore Abbey Ruins in Ireland are well worth a tour – Thanks to Drone Girl we can check it out

Wikipedia also notes:

Fore Abbey (IrishMainistir Fhobhair) is the old Benedictine Abbey ruin, situated to the north of Lough Lene in County WestmeathIreland.

Fore village, (sister parish of nearby St. Mary’s Collinstown) is situated within a valley between two hills: the Hill of Ben, the Hill of Houndslow, and the Anchorland rise area. There can be found the ruins of a Christian monastery, which had been populated at one time by French Benedictine monks from ÉvreuxNormandy.

Fore, Fobhar is the anglicised version of the Irish name that signifies “the town of the water-springs” and was given to the area after Saint Feichin’s spring or well, which is next to the old church a short distance from where the ruined monastery still stands. It was St. Feichin who founded the ancient Fore Abbey around 630. By 665 (the time of theyellow plague) there were 300 monks living in the community.

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