Dunsoghly Castle, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland
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A view of south and east sides of the remains of Bective Abbey, Co. Meath. Two men, wearing hats and carrying sticks stand beside a tall tree in the foreground; man to the left looks upon the Abbey ruins while man on the right points to the east.
Additional Description: Bective Abbey was founded in 1147 for the Cistercian Order by Murchad O'Maeil- Sheachlainn, King of Meath. It was Ireland's second Cistercian Abbey; a ‘daughter house' to nearby Mellifont. The outside wall of the chapter house, shown on the right of the picture is among the oldest surviving sections of the building, dating from the late 13th century. Most of the south side of the Abbey in the drawing is the result of remodelling undertaken in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Original Accession: 3 C 31/3