Posted by: Michele Erdvig | November 11, 2011

Ireland Friday Freebie: Grey Abbey

Grey Abbey Ruin

Grey Abbey in the village of Greyabbey, Co. Down is a serene and quaint ruin of a Cistercian foundation established in the 12th century by Affreca, daughter of the Norse King of Man and wife of John de Courcy. Thought to be the very first totally Gothic building in Ireland, it was built as a symbol of thanksgiving for Affreca’s surviving a storm at sea. Trees and pretty parkland surround the impressive ruins and cemetery. Admission free.

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Grey Abbey Cemetery

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