Monasterevin

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Monasterevin, often known as the Venice of Ireland is named after the 6th century Monastery of St. Eimhin (Evin). Sadly, nothing remains of this monastery but in 1607, Moore Abbey was built on the grounds. The woodlands of this old abbey are a wonderful place to meander around while admiring the centuries-old native Irish trees.  The famous poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) took several trips to stay in Monasterevin, writing about it in his journals and letters. The residents still celebrate his love for the town with the Hopkins Festival each year, run by the Monasterevin Hopkins Society.

Accommodation in Monasterevin

Things to see and do in Monasterevin

Places to eat

Chen’s Chinese, Dublin Street
Tel: 00 353 45 525999.

How to get to Monasterevin

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Contact Info

Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: 00353 45 530 672
Email: info@kildareheritage.com

Opening Hours- Wintertime
(November-January)

Monday – Saturday:
9.30am – 1:00pm &
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday: Closed