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Muckross Abbey

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Address: N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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Lovely 20 min visit

Stunning Abbey - larger than you imagine from the photos with such a fascinating history. It's well maintained, and it felt like you were stepping back in time. Well worth a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice castle with nice viewpoints however the castle itself is closed off (maybe because they are doing work) so you can't see inside :/

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning Abbey - larger than you imagine from the photos with such a fascinating history. It's well maintained, and it felt like you were stepping back in time. Well worth a small detour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened by Muckross Abbey while on a walk near Muckross house. They are ruins with a graveyard, but the ruins are very well preserved and you can walk all around them. It was definitely the most interesting ruins I visited while in Ireland, simply because of the freedom of movement throughout. Definitely recommend it if you're at Muckross... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The abbey is so beautiful and lots of history around the abbey. Its simply a amazing piece of Irish history. Simply stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a Jaunty Cart for a ride through the park...my wife was in favor, I was against. She was right!! Great trip with a lovely driver and his horse "Sophie Albright". The cart took us past the abbey, by the lakes and boat house and to the Torc falls. Many charming photos! We then went back to the abbey by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's so large that it takes a day to see everything. There are enormous gardens, lake views, a house like a castle, traditional farms, a big craft center and a garden restaurant. It's in the heart of Killarney National Park. An adult ticket is €15.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I guess there must be a place to explore to bring life to the wonderful nature park and this place is perfect. Lovely history and ruins - haunting to go with the nature. Cemetery seemed to be recent with some deaths as recent as 2004 and all this overlooking a beautiful lake. Well worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local suggested we visit the Abbey within the National Park and we were glad we did. It was so peaceful and beautiful even though the weather was horrible on the day we visited. Well worth the walk if you are visiting Killarney. I could have spent all week in the Park alone, so much to see there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins at Muckross Abbey are beautiful to photograph if the sun is out. Grounds are great to stroll through, the abbey is well preserved. Interesting place to hike to in the park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was nice to walk around it unrestricted. Very well-preserved. Not a bad walk from town as well, gives you a nice full-day activity.

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