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On a trip to the British Isles a year or so ago, I took these photos of the Grey Abbey.
I'm fascinated with history and found this Abbey and it's history quite interesting.
The Abbey was founded in 1193 by Affreca, wife of John De Courcy, Anglo-Norman conqueror of the province of Ulster in is what is now Northern Ireland.
The Abbey was almost completely destroyed during the invasion of Edward the Bruce (1315-1318) and was completely dissolved in 1541.
The Commission of Public works started a crude repair in the late 1800's, using cement that is still very visible today.
The ruins are now set in a beautiful private parkland belonging to the 18th century mansion, Rosemont House.
I will have more photos and history about the Grey Abbey in future posts.
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