Located in Castletownroche in North Cork, Bridgetown Priory is a 13th century monastery built by Augustinian monks on land donated by the local Anglo-Norman Lord Alexander FitzHugh. The monks were Canon Regular Priests who lived in a monastic community under the rule of St. Augustine. The priory has stood witness to the comings and goings along the Blackwater valley for nearly eight centuries.
The Priory is in the Care of Cork County Council who has preserved the buildings through careful consolidation works.
It is open year-round to visitors, wo can explore the many buildings including the church, refactory, chapter house and administrative buildings all arranged around a central cloister. The monastery is brought to life by illustrated information boards.