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“The Abbey that refused to die” Founded in 1216 by Cathal Crovderg O’Connor, King of Connaught. Among the medieval religious foundations whose ruins dot the Irish countryside, the Abbey is unique. This remarkable Abbey is the only church in Ireland...more
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| Ballintubber, Claremorris, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history is palpable, St Patrick baptizing people here back in 441 AD. The abbey itself has been here since 1216 AD. There are old photos hung inside the church documenting the destructed roof and all fixtures before restoration. It is really a miracle that...More

Thank Steveage
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely comments and visiting our Abbey.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founded in 1216 by Cathal Crovderg O’Connor, King of Connaught, mass has been offered without a break for over 800 years; the roofless abbey has continued to be used even through the dreadful penal times, despite being roofless for a number of centuries. However, the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit to Ballintubber Abbey and the Celtic Furrow. The Abbey has been beautifully restored and the grounds are exquisitely maintained. This seems to be a community that is very much alive and proud of its heritage. Had the great pleasure of a tour...More

Thank magsrgs
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful comments. We are delighted you felt the full community input in this special place.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

We stopped here after dinner so it was fairly late in the evening. There was a service being held so we spent most of our time in the grounds. It is well worth the time to wander the grounds and we were able to take...More

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Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Ballintubber Abbey. The Abbey is open daily from 9am until midnight.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We wanted to go and visit places of historical interest and this surely fits the bill as there is an amazing history to be found here so full of anecdotal stories and 802 years of Mass being said without ever being halted even though Cromwell...More

Thank Worldwideireland
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We were on a pilgrimage with a large group & this was one of our stops , what a beautiful place to visit

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Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for visiting us here in Ballintubber Abbey.

Reviewed 11 July 2018

We visited the Ballintubber Abby as part of a CIE tour of Ireland. Overall this is an outstanding attraction filled with both religious and Celtic history. Our guided tour was given by the pastor himself and started near the main alter. When seated in the...More

Thank JoeG_52
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your recent trip to Ballintubber and thank you for the beautiful review.

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here last week. As return visitors we are always amazed at how wonderfully peaceful the Abbey and surrounds are. We walked the grounds and spent time in the Abbey. We considered the Sean na Sagart tree and cemetery. Cannot highly recommend here highly...More

Thank Redsionnach
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your return trip to the Abbey. Thank you for the review

Reviewed 7 July 2018

You need to stop at this abbey and get the tour. Our guide was great telling us stories of the features throughout. It's moving to see a place of worship that's older than most churches even in Rome.

Thank Robert571
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Lovely feedback thank you so much.

Reviewed 6 July 2018

The favorite saying in Ireland, if you don't like the weather, wait a moment.. haha! That was true, it poured as we pulled up; however, the moment the tour bus door opened, clear as clear can be. I was not all that thrilled about this...More

Thank Country C
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing it on TripAdvisor.

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