Famous Wexford People in History: THE COLCLOUGHS OF TINTERN ABBEY

Built in the early 1200s, it was a Cistercian monastery for over 300 years. The abbey was suppressed by King Henry VIII in 1536 and granted to Anthony Colclough, an active member of his army in Ireland. Colclough adapted it into a dwelling house and the last member of the family offered it to the State 400 years later in 1959. It was opened to the public in 1998. 
(From the current issue of the Wexford Free Press)

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