Corcomroe Abbey

Corcomroe Abbey
The Burren, Clare, Ireland.
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Many thanks to L. Johnson for suggesting this location.


Corcomroe Abbey was established in the early 13th century as a Cistercian monastery.

The abbey is haunted by the ghosts of a poet named Cearbhall O’ Dalaigh and his lover, Eibhlin Kavanagh who eloped in the 15th century and wished to be secretly married at midnight on Christmas Eve.

However, Eibhlin’s father caught up with them, having been made aware of the relationship, and murdered the couple in the abbey. It is not known if they got married before their deaths.

Their ghosts are said to reappear at midnight on Christmas Eve each year.


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Corcomroe Road, The Burren, Clare, Ireland
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Open 24/7/365

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