Corcomroe Abbey is a Cistercian monastery and dates back to the 13th Century.
There are many old ruins in the Burren, and these ancient buildings can often bring one back many centuries giving an insight how people lived centuries ago in this inspiring landscape.
These archways are over 800 years old.
Many years later these sacred sites were used to bury loved ones and became used as graveyards.
Corcomroe abbey is located about 6 km from the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre and is a lovely spot to visit for photography in the evening light.
The black spots are crows which are cawing and circling over head. Can you image the sound?
The Burren is so silent. No farm machinery because of the rocky land. The only sound is the bird song, the sound of the sea and The Silence.
The mountain next to the ruin is called Abbey hill and is a lovely hill to climb… taking about 50 minutes to get to the top with spectacular views over Galway bay as far as the Connemara hills in the distance.
Some local people still visit the graves to lay flowers for relatives who have passed away.
The tranquillity of this place has to be experienced.
Much of the stonework and the arches have withstood the centuries and are as a result of master craftsmanship.
This burial crypt was for a famous local person.
The nooks and archways are lovely to explore.
As one climbs the hill at the rear of the abbey, one can see it is surrounded by the Burren hills without a house to be seen.
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