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Monday, June 27, 2022

Upcoming Summer Outing to Tintern Abbey & Colclough Walled Garden

The second outing of this summer - a combined visit to Tintern Abbey and the adjoining garden

Sunday 3rd July at 2.30pm

WAHS outing to Tintern, Co. Wexford, July 3rd

The next outing of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society is to Tintern Abbey and the Colclough Walled Gardens where we will be shown around by the very knowledgeable OPW and garden staff. 

Tintern Abbey was founded by the William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, about 1200. Legends say that when the Earl of Pembroke encountered a life-threatening storm during a sea voyage, he vowed to establish an abbey if he reached land safely. The abbey is often referred to as Tintern de Voto, or Tintern of the Vow as a result.

Following the dissolution of the monasteries the Colclough family acquired Tintern and converted the remains of the abbey into their residence, member of the Colclough family lived at Tintern until the 1950s. The walled garden was built by the Colclough family in the early 19th Century. The picturesque 2.5 acre garden is bisected by a river, crossed by five bridges, providing a centrepiece to the designed landscape. It contains separate ornamental and kitchen gardens.

The combined admission charge is €6, please note only cash is accepted


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