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Bridgetown Priory
Bridgetown Priory

Bridgetown Priory or Abbey, near the confluence of the Awbeg and Blackwater rivers, was founded for Augustinian monks in the 13th century by Alexander FitzHugh.

Soon afterwards, it was owned by the Roches. Henry VIII dissolved the priory in 1540. Bridgetown has a cloister, kitchens, refectory, chapter house and church. Its ruins, now extensively restored, are open to visitors all year around.

An interpretive sign from the Stories from the River of Time Heritage Trail is located at the entrance laneway to Bridgetown.

The priory is free to visit and there is a small carpark but no cafe or tours, though signs erected throughout give good information about what you are seeing.

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