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Fore Abbey
Fore Abbey was a Benedictine Abbey, founded by St. Feichin in the 7th century. At one point as many as 300 monks lived there. Many of the ruins the remain date to the 15th century. Over the centuries, it was burned down 12 times, but was rebuilt each time. At last in 1539 the last Prior, William Nugent, surrendered to the English King Henry VIII, who ordered the abbey to be destroyed.

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