Tintern Abbey Minor, Saltmills, New Ross, County Wexford
South Wexford Coast • 53m
This guided virtual tour explores Tintern Abbey Minor, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1200 AD with walled gardens, a flour mill, and woodland walks as part of the Trek Ireland in South Weford Coast virtual tour series.
In 1200 AD, William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke in Wales and famous Anglo-Norman Knight, was traveling across the Irish Sea when his boat was stuck by a thunderstorm. In fear of losing his life, he vowed that should he reach the shore alive he would build an abbey.
Upon safe landing, he immediately granted land to the Cistercian Order to found a daughter house of Tintern Major, from Monmouthshire in Wales, famously known by association with the poet, William Wordsworth.
Tintern Abbey Minor went on to become one of the most powerful Cistercian monasteries in all of Ireland until the dissolution of the Abbeys by the English King Henry VIII in 1536 AD.
English, French, and German subtitles are available for each tour.
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