Fore


GPS Coordinates: 53.6807, -7.2273 | View On Google Maps ⇨

The village of Fore, with a population in the region of 200 people, is the smallest town in our network.

St. Feichin is believed to have founded a monastery here in the 7th century. Mentions in several Annals indicate that this soon grew to be a large and widely-recognised monastic community but no visible remains of the early monastery survive today. Fore Abbey as it survives today dates largely to the Anglo-Norman period. Hugh De Lacy, Lord of Meath, established a Benedictine Priory in the valley of Fore in the late 12th or early 13th century. It was one of only very few Benedictine foundations in Ireland.