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Muckross Abbey

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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was absolutely enchanted with this old building...I was sure that if I closed my eyes, I might open them to find myself in another century. It is in ruins, yet utterly beautiful. One of my favorite things I saw in Ireland. We took the...More

Thank Monica U
Reviewed 4 days ago

On the way to hike around the lake, remarkably intact ruins of a Franciscan Abbey that goes back to at least the 14th Century centered around an ancient yew tree. The abbey was abandoned when the friars got caught in the cross-fire of the religious...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very picturesque, you can take a cabbie if you want, this is by a lake, great photo opportunity weather permitting.

Thank Sibelcay
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a jaunting cart (horse driven carriage) from our hotel, the Cahernane House to go and visit Muckross House and the waterfall. Enroute our driver pointed out the abbey and asked if we would like to check it out on the way back if...More

1  Thank molliechristie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are a fan of old churches like I am then you must see this. It is beautiful and they have information there, including a floor plan layout so you can better picture how the Abbey functioned. There is a cemetery there with some...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The visit of Muckross Abbey was a part of our hiking tour. We didn't expect that there is so much to see. You can nearly discover every part of it, there are so many steps, Differenz floors and aisles - it's really worth visiting.

Thank Carish59
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the 2nd time I've visited Muckross Abbey and I continue to be fascinated by all the history here. I especially love the old Yew tree growing in the center - I wish there were some facts posted about it at the site. I...More

Thank Noel F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here on many occasions, never disappointed. Had glorious weather, the lake was stunning. Gardens were manicured to perfection. Love this place!

Thank PhillyFogg77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a short walk from Muckross House and close to Killarney National Park. Take a Jaunty from Muckross House to make it more enjoyable. Great for Irish history buffs.

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The abbey is a must see. If you are a love rof older cemeteries like me you will enjoy the history. The abbey is beautiful and has Celtic wording on the ruins. Peaceful and quite. A wonderful place to reflect and enjoy.

Thank Lauren C
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