St Evin founded a monastery here in the 5th century (Monasterevin) which fell into decay in the 9th century and was refounded as a Cistercian monastery in the 12th century. Later the abbey and manor was granted to the son-in-law of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland whose name was Edward Moore, hence Mooreabbey.The famous Irish tenor John Mc Cormac leased the building for 13 years and his voice could be heard for miles around, a fine view of the building can be had from the wood. The wood has a beautiful display of bluebells in early summer.

Moore Abbey wood is just under 1 km from Monasterevin on the R417 road to Athy.

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Visitors Facilities on site


Picnic site

Walking trails

Car Parking – 15 cars.

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