This image of the cloisters of this important abbey shows an abbot of this Cistercian house, established in 1160 AD. A knight of the powerful Butler family (who were major patrons of the abbey) is also shown. At its height the abbey owned some 14,000 acres of land.
"Holy house of ivied gables
That wert once the country's pride
Houseless now in weary wandering
Roam your inmates far and wide"