Fore Benedictine Abbey, County Westmeath.
Founded by St. Feichin around 630.
In the 13th century
Hugh de Lacy the Norman Lord of Meath built a Bendictine priory at Fore.
Many of the buildings that remain today are from the 15th century.
The seven wonders of Fore:
The monastery built upon the bog
The mill without a race
- there was no water to drive the mill so St. Fechin hit
the ground with is crozier and water gushed out.
The water that flows uphill
- the underground flow of water appears to flow
uphill to the Mill.
The tree that won’t burn
- an ash tree that once grew near the
abbey with three branches representing the trinity which wouldn't
The water that doesn’t boil
- the water in St. Fechin's well.
The anchorite in a cell
- the hermits who occupied the anchorite's cell.
The lintel-stone raised by St. Fechin’s prayers
- the lintel stone above the
doorway of St. Fechin's church.