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  • Day16

    Braveheart’s Bective Abbey

    July 4, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 63 °F

    After our wander around the Hill of Tara, we drove to nearby Bective Abbey. Our main reason for doing so was to kill time. The plan was to check out the ruins and then return to the Heritage and Visitor Center to watch the documentary video about Tara.

    Turns out that the cloister walk at the ruins of this Cistercian abbey, which was founded in 1147, was another location where scenes for the Mel Gibson movie, “Braveheart,” were filmed. I may have to watch the movie again just to see if I can recognize the scenes filmed here and at Trim Castle.
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