A Tidy Town Stop

Family, International, Ireland

Heading south from Ennistimon we chose to avoid the motorway and found ourselves stopping to visit the village of Quin, we stopped at the little park and tossed some coins into the fountain to assure our return, admired the Tidy Town awards, and walked to and around the ruins of Quin Abbey. Of course we needed a bit of refreshment and the Abbey Tavern, Founded 1802, seemed the right choice. While there we learned that in the 17th Century the abbey housed a school and that Cromwell’s forces massacred some three hundred students there. And we got talking about our Great Great Grandmother Bridget who was born in County Clare in 1828. Was she ever in this town? Did she know any stories of the Quin Abbey?

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