Abbeyshrule Abbey

Abbeyshrule Abbey
Abbeyshrule, Longford, Ireland.

Abbeyshrule Abbey dates to 1150 and was one of Ireland’s first Cistercian abbeys. The abbey has been abandoned since the late sixteenth / early seventeenth century.

On a bright, moonlit night during the winter of 1875, a Mr. G H Millar of Edgeworthstown was returning home from an event at approximately 11.30pm. As he passed the ruin, he recalled seeing the figure of a man in what he described as a long overcoat, walking across the churchyard. He assumed that the figure was a policeman attached to the nearby barracks, but as he continued he saw the stranger vanishing into thin air. Now thoroughly perplexed, Millar continued his journey. He soon encountered another gentleman that had attended the same event earlier that evening. He had taken a slightly different route home, and when the two spoke, Millar was informed that he had taken a detour so as to avoid passing the abbey and “the monk” that was often seen walking through the churchyard.

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Venue Name
Outdoor / Street Hauntings  | Abbey
Abbeyshrule, Longford, Ireland
Admission Policies
Open 24/7/365


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