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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..
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