Abbey Assaroe, founded by Cistercian monks in the 12th Century, is today a popular tourist stop just outside Ballyshannon, County Donegal. In 1989 the Abbey Mill Restoration Trust acquired the mills and surrounding area.


Photos of The Abbey Mill, Ballyshannon

The restored mill is also home to a craft shop and a museum of the Cistercian Monks in Medieval Ireland.  Two rotating water wheels have been restored to working order and sit in a beautiful spot overlooking the Erne Estuary.

Visitors can also check out the nearby Catsby Cave and take a stroll along the river across the oldest bridge in Ireland to see St Patricks Well.

Afterwards, why not stop for a nice bite to eat in the coffee shop of restaurant?


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