INCH ABBEY

The ruins of Inch Abbey on the bank of the River Quoile near Downpatrick.

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Inch Abbey was established as a Cistercian house by John de Courcy and his wife Affreca. Inch, or Iniscourcy, was erected as an act of repentance for the destruction of the Abbey at Erinagh (or Erenagh) 3 miles to the south by de Courcy in 1177. It was colonised directly by monks from Furness Abbey in Lancashire in 1180, along with some of the monks from Erinagh. The Cistercian monastery was located near to the river in the southern area of the Early Christian earthwork enclosure.

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Weight 50 g
Dimensions 400 × 50 × 15 mm

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