Stop Number 5 – #KatesRoadTrip on The Wild Atlantic Way

Timoleague Abbey

Timoleague Abbey Wild Atlantic Way Cork Discovery Point Ireland

Timoleague Abbey or Friary

We arrived at Timoleague Friary, more commonly known as Timoleague Abbey, on a beautiful day. The impressive ruins stood out against the blue skies. Despite the lovely weather we were almost alone for most of our time at the Abbey which allowed me to really get the sense of peace that prevailed. The Franciscan Abbey dates from the 13th century and is situated at the edge of a long sea inlet. The abbey was built on the site of a monastic settlement founded by Saint Molaga in the 6th century after which Timoleague is named.

The village of Timoleague is a pleasant spot to take a stroll and has a good few restaurants and pubs. There is a ten day harvest festival each August with live music gigs and a fun fair.

Take a look at the video of the area on our main page about the Timoleague Abbey.

Read More about this county at Cork Wild Atlantic Way

Talk soon, Kate

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