Fore Abbey, County Westmeath
Fore Abbey is the ruin of a Benedictine Abbey, situated to the north of Lough Lene in County Westmeath, near Fore village. The abbey was founded by Saint Feichin in 630 CE and functioned for over 900 years. By 665 CE, the abbey is believed to have housed up to 300 Benedictine monks from Normandy and 2000 students.
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