If sass was ever to be used to describe an abbey, then Clontuskert simply abounds. Filled to the brim with beautiful carvings and surprises, there are few that can top her many treasures. Burnt down in the early 15th Century, the abbey was rebuilt upon the granting of indulgences – 10 years for all those who would help fund her repair. It’s hard to not imagine then, gazing through the intricate west doorway towards grand east window, just what sins were washed away to bring to life such beauty.
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