Tintern Abbey (County Wexford)

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Tintern Abbey
Mainistir Thinteirn
Southern face of Tintern Abbey, Co Wexford.JPG
Southern face
Tintern Abbey (County Wexford) is located in Ireland
Tintern Abbey (County Wexford)
Location within Ireland
Monastery information
Other names Tintern de Voto
Order Cistercians
Established 1203
Disestablished 25 July 1539
Mother house Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire
Diocese Ferns
Founder(s) William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke
Functional Status Abandoned
Heritage designation
Official name Tintern Abbey
Reference no. 506 & 614
Style Cistercian
Location Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland
Coordinates 52°14′13″N 6°50′17″W / 52.237°N 6.838°W / 52.237; -6.838Coordinates: 52°14′13″N 6°50′17″W / 52.237°N 6.838°W / 52.237; -6.838
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For other uses, see Tintern Abbey (disambiguation).

Tintern Abbey was a Cistercian abbey located on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland.

The Abbey – which is today in ruins, some of which have been restored – was founded in 1203 by William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, as the result of a vow he had made when his boat was caught in a storm nearby. Once established, the abbey was colonised by monks from the Cistercian abbey at Tintern in Monmouthshire, Wales, of which Marshal was also patron. To distinguish the two, the mother house in Wales was sometimes known as 'Tintern Major' and its daughter abbey in Ireland as 'Tintern de Voto' (Tintern of the vow).

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries the abbey and its grounds were granted to firstly to Sir James Croft, and then in 1575 to Anthony Colclough of Staffordshire, a soldier of Henry VIII. His descendants became the Colclough Baronets. The final member of the Colclough family to reside at Tintern was Lucey Marie Biddulph Colclough who donated the abbey to the nation.[1] Considerable research and restoration has since taken place.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tintern Abbey". Wexford Web. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 

External links[edit]

The Abbey grounds and river