Bective Abbey was founded in 1147 by Murchadh O' Melaghin, King of Meath, for the Cistercians, and was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. It was an abbey of some importance as the Abbot was a spiritual lord and sat in the Parliament of the Pale. Hugh De Lacy, was buried there in 1195, but was eventually moved to Dublin. The abbey was suppressed in 1536 and the lands were rented to Thomas Asgarde, and eventually bought by Andrew Wyse in 1552. It passed into the hands of the Dillons and then the Boltons, before fallling into ruin. The chief features of the ruins are the combination of both Church and Defence. The Cloister is the best preserved of the buildings and there is a pillar of a figure carrying a crozier. There are also some beautiful arches which are still intact.
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wolf38 (31296) 2011-12-05 12:25
Hello Noel. An interesting and fascinating photo in a classic b&w, - it is a strange way fascinating. Fine composition. Worth seeing. Rgds wolfgang.
quillo (11850) 2012-01-07 9:58
Muy bueno el POV ... has sabido jugar con el
gran árbol y las ruinas de la vieja Abadia.
Interesante la sensación de tristeza y abandono.
Saludos y feliz noche.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-03 4:54
well its a fine fine composition and a really unique and strange pic. really like the similarity between the two subjects.
great frame and mood captured.
COSTANTINO (65216) 2014-10-25 7:53
Hello my dear friend
I love colorful shots but i also love
shots in sepia perfectly executed
artistic destinated for an exhibition
excellent choice of POV
willperrett (10683) 2015-08-22 2:26
I found one from your archives that deserved more attention than it got! I love the Wintery feel of this shot made on Christmas Eve. The viewpoint is unusual, and the resulting composition works well, with the great bare tree balancing the stark ruins. Nicely done.