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Muckross Abbey

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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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Spectacular stonework

We visited in early morning. It was pure silence and nobody around us. We where able to enjoy and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mjthelen
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Arnolds Park, Iowa
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Surprisingly large and well preserved

Ireland is well-served with ancient abbeys, monasteries and churches - Muckross Abbey is one of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary A
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Drogheda, Ireland
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“beautiful ruins” (17 reviews)
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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited in early morning. It was pure silence and nobody around us. We where able to enjoy and explore the abbey. The stonework is fantastic! I’m impressed with the second level floor design and accent stones in the floor. Absolutely perfect if your into...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ireland is well-served with ancient abbeys, monasteries and churches - Muckross Abbey is one of the largest of these, two-storeyed, at least 3 well-preserved staircases and an extensive groundfloor layout.There is a short history of the abbey in English and Irish at the entrance and...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for about an hour to self tour the graveyard and castle. Lovely area andcastle courtyard especially. Look for tile map there!

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tree inside is said to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. This is a photographer's delight. Many parts are well preserved.

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend got married on Dec 28, 2017. She organized a horse drawn carriage to take us there. It was small and intimate and the grounds were great. We lucked out without rain. I can only image this location on a spring day. Great venue.

Thank kr00ney
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a short walk from the parking lot. It is surrounded by an extremely old graveyard. Going inside, you can almost feel the presence of those people who once lived here. Even though it is a ruin it is still nice to see and...More

Thank ukmom2008
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Went into the vacation with the ring and wasnt too sure where I was to propose. Planned on coming here and when we visited one early morning I realized this would be the spot. You can feel the history of this place and so glad...More

Thank ferenzp
Reviewed 15 November 2017

My wife and I went here just for a walk around the grounds.There is nice drive into the house and car parking was free. The grounds and garden were very well kept and it was lovely to get a different view of the lakes. We...More

Thank gerryoct2015
Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you are in Killarney you must go here. Super easy access with a large parking lot, no admission charge, and paved trail to the ruin. It is an active cemetery so some decorum is required, but still a great place to look around and...More

Thank globedecker
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We walked to Muckross Abbey from Muckross House and found it very interesting. In particular, the tree growing within the Abbey struck a chord with us.

Thank bobjanh
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Kristi S
19 December 2017|
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Response from P3902RQwilliamp | Reviewed this property |
you can walk there from town (about 10 km) or take a cab. Killarney is full of em and they are reasonably priced and helpful. You can also rent bikes or hire a Jarvey (a two wheeled horse-drawn cart) they are also... More
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