At Tintern Abbey..

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I have to tell those of you who liked the previous shots that this is not Wordsworth's Tintern, which is in Wales..
This Tintern situated on the West shore of Bannow Bay in Wexford, Ireland, is a Cistercian Abbey founded circa 1200 by William Marshall ( you will know of him Richard )..
When caught in a fierce storm of the coast of Ireland William vowed that should he reach land safely he would build an Abbey on the spot.. and this he did and named it after Tintern ( of Wordsworth fame ) in Wales of which William was also patron..
Once established the Abbey was colonised by monks from the abbey in Wales. To distinguish between the two the mother house in Wales was sometimes known as "Tintern Major" and it's daughter abbey in Ireland as "Tintern de Voto"..Tintern of the Vow..
The remains consist of a nave, chancel. cloister, tower and chapel..It was partly converted to living quarters after 1541 and occupied by the Colough Family from the 16th century until the 1960s..
Marshall also built Hook Lighthouse in my previous shots..

27 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful View!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    What a photogenic place! Lovely

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    King Arthur would be so pleased. Truly lovely and mythical!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (12 Mar 2010):

    I love this place! Beautifully captured, eithne:)

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (12 Mar 2010):

    A wonderful narrative, Eithne. Yes, I know of William Marshall. Thank you very, very much for your artistry and appreciation of history. [SB]

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    very nice!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    I never would have known! It's an absolutely gorgeous spot, whether Wales or Wexford!

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (12 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful eithne,now how am i going to get to Ireland.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful composition and colours!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Ah...This is lovely...and I enjoyed your narrative!

  • diana

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    What a beautiful place!!! A great history lesson!

  • Bermi Shutter

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  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    I love you photos of historic sites. They are so well done. We're heading to the UK mid April. I'm looking forward to photographing sites like yours. Again, a very nice shot!

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    where is the princess? great place!!!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful so well done !!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    A pure de...light.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    wonderful image

  • Leslie Hunziker

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  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    So lovely and thanks so much for the history lesson.

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    Wow, the history is so interesting! And the photo is beautiful!!!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    Cool, great read and photo. dp

  • Gregory Mencotti

    Gregory Mencotti gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Wondrous scene! Like your composition! Thanks very much for the history lesson too.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful scenery, love the bridge and lush green vegetation!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    so beautiful!!!!!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (8 Apr 2010):

    WOW! This is beautiful, indeed! Outstanding color, composition, and history. This is very well done...

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    great capture and information, Eithne!

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