Posted by: marthabernie | November 2, 2014

BECTIVE ABBEY, County Meath, Ireland, circa 1905

bective abbey, county meath, river boyne, ireland, Irish abbey, cistercian abbeyThis is another old photo, this time of the ruins of a Cistercian abbey built in the 1100’s.  It was called Bective Abbey and was a companion to Mellifont Abbey which is also in the area.

I looked up the history of this abbey on Wikipedia, and the ruins today don’t look substantially different from this photo, which I think was taken about 1900 to 1905 and used on a early postcard.  Wikipedia says that the ruins are on the River Boyne in County Meath, in the middle of a farmer’s field…nothing seems to have changed in a hundred years!


  1. I don’t think much ever changes in Ireland, haha!


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