St Dogmaels Abbey

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St Dogmaels Abbey

Dating to the early 12th century, St Dogmaels Abbey was founded by the Norman Lord of Cemais, Robert Fitzmartin for a small community of Tironian Monks who later founded another Abbey on Caldey Island.

The Tironians were a reformed branch of the Benedictine order and had a fairly austere lifestyle. This, however, did not protect them from the ravages of the plague or financial disaster as the decline of the order continued throughout the 14th & 15th centuries.

Map showing the location of St Dogmaels Abbey in Pembrokeshire

By the Dissolution in 1511 they had just eight resident monks. The Abbey ruins span four centuries and a description can be found here.

A Heritage Centre (see pictures below) was opened by Rhodri Morgan in September 2008 with a small museum, gift shop and cafe (recommended - we often have lunch there).

St Dogmaels Abbey

Historic Cardigan & St Dogmaels

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