Friday, November 5, 2010

Baltinglass Abbey

Baltinglass Abbey is located on the east bank of the River Slaney on the North side of Baltinglass, Co Wicklow.  It was founded in 1148 by Diarmuid McMurrough, King of Leinster and is one of the most important Cistercian abbeys of Leinster.

The Gothic arches are supported by alternate round and square pillars.

Although none of the conventional buildings survive, the abbey church remains relatively unscathed - although the tower is a 19th century addition. The church is now considered one of
the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Ireland.

1 comment:

Steffe said...

Interesting architecture for sure. I like the top photo.

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