Aghaboe Abbey

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Ed Mooney Photography

Aghaboe Abbey (1)

Another site I recently returned to with Ryan and Ava, my two eldest Ruinhunters was the Abbey at Aghaboe. The last time I was here would have been back in early 2011 when I was just beginning my adventure in combining both Photography and Ruin hunting. When we got here first there was some sort of tour going on inside the Abbey, so we headed down to have a look at a possible Standing Stone in a nearby Field. Aghaboe has a long history of plunder, burning and rebuilding. Which first began with its foundation as a monastery by St. Cainnech in 577AD.

Aghaboe Abbey (2) Junior Ruinhunters Ryan & Ava

View from the nearby Motte & Bailey View from the nearby Motte & Bailey

This monastery was known to be a major centre of learning, commerce and agriculture in its day. Cainnech was born around 515AD in Glengiven, Cianachta, which is now part of Derry. According to the…

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I AM A MOTHER OF 3, GRANDMOTHER OF 3, AND A VERY INDEPENDENT, INTELLIGENT, WELL TRAVELED 40 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO WANTS TO BE ABLE TO SHARE MY WORLD WITH OTHERS. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THE STRUGGLE OF BEING A SINGLE MOTHER, GOING FROM 306 POUNDS TO MY GOAL WEIGHT OF 145, AND THE JOURNEY OF THE NEXT CHAPTER OF MY LIFE.

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