Boyle Abbey, Knocknashee, Ireland Photos

Boyle Abbey (built c1180-1300s) is now well-preserved ruins noted for its superb carvings in Irish style. The site is run by OPW.

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Glass cover to protect carvings in North Aisle of Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Boyle Abbey ruins. Knocknashee, Ireland.Gate house at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Cloister garth & church at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Glass cover to protect carvings in North Aisle of Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Boyle Abbey ruins (c1180-1300s). Knocknashee, Ireland.Gate house at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Cloister garth & church at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Romanesque arches of church nave at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Ruins of church nave at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Ruins of church nave at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Pillars with carvings of church nave at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Romanesque arches of church nave at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Ruins of church nave at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Ruins of church nave at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Pillars with carvings of church nave at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Nave arch carvings at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Border with carved arrowheads at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carvings & arch structure at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Shell-like carvings on columns at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Nave arch carvings at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Border with carved arrowheads at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carvings & arch structure at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Shell-like carvings on columns at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved corbel in unusual style Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved corbel with winged motif at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with human figures & fighting animals at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with dog & cockerel or peacock by Ballintuber Master at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved corbel in unusual style Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved corbel with winged motif at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with human figures & fighting animals at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with dog & cockerel or peacock by Ballintuber Master at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved nave corbel with three dogs or cats fighting at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with plants animals at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with roundels & fluted columns at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with foliage at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved nave corbel with three dogs or cats fighting at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with plants animals at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with roundels & fluted columns at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with foliage at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved nave corbel with seven roundels over fluted column at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with leaf sections at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with foliage & knots at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with foliage at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved nave corbel with seven roundels over fluted column at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with leaf sections at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with foliage & knots at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with foliage at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved border with foliage at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave columns with foliage at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with Irish swirls at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved border at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved border with foliage at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave columns with foliage at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved nave corbel with Irish swirls at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Carved border at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved Sheela-na-Gig female figure to keep evil spirits away at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Nave arch with Gatehouse beyond at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Abbot's grave slab at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Model of Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.
Carved Sheela-na-Gig female figure to keep evil spirits away at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Nave arch with Gatehouse beyond at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Abbot's grave slab at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.Model of Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland.

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