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Address: Golden, Tipperary, Ireland
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This is the largest medieval priory in Ireland.

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The Medieval Priory

The Athassel Priory has not been commercialised so there are no guided tours, no entery fees, no public parking and very little information on what it is that you are looking at... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Gary M
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The Athassel Priory has not been commercialised so there are no guided tours, no entery fees, no public parking and very little information on what it is that you are looking at but despite all of this the site itself has a lot to offer and it is very well preserved. You will have to find a space to park... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Have been here many times and I find it a most beautiful spot, especially on a Spring day. It has a lovely setting and the place is wonderful for photographs. A hidden gem.

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Thank larsully
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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166 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

These were among the most extensive ruins we visited. They were among our Top 3 along with Kilcooley and Jerpoint Abbeys. Hard to find place to park and gate was locked but you can squeeze through.

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1 Thank JRM_Auburn
Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It's an amazing place, quite well preserved too. It is not normally accessible to people: you have to climb a small wall and cross some fields in order to get there but it's a good worth. The wall to be climbed it as short as we climbed it with our baby in a carrier. I don't understand why this place... More 

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Thank Roberto R
Tipperary
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93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

So peaceful and beautiful. Well worth the visit! Take a picnic and spend some time here just enjoying the peace and quiet among Medieval ruins.

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Thank Vicki C
Dublin, Ireland
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106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Priory is across a field on a narrow road where parking is difficult but it was worth the effort of climbing the style and crossing the field and finally the remains of the original bridge to enter through the old gatehouse. There is no entry fee. The original priory was huge but only parts of it remain. These have... More 

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Thank Cherry P
Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this site while looking for thing to do near cashel. Fantastic to come across a site like this that you have to your self as its off the beaten track. The kids loved exploring here. If you liked this site you should check out Kells priory in Kilkenny which has the same untouched nature but a much... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We were actually here about 3 years ago, but this place has been on my mind since then so I wanted to write a review. I read about Athassel Priory in my "Back Roads Ireland" book. There was a small blurb about it, and we were in the area, so we decide to check it out. Things to keep in... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Located 1 mile from Golden Village, to the South of Cashel Town in Co. Tipperary. This was once the largest monastic site in Ireland. There are no guided tours, no interpretive center and no commercialization of this site. It is a target for the intrepid explorer who is prepared to do their homework and seek out something off the beaten... More 

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220 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Drove by only to find the gates locked. We were able to take distant photos from the road, but unfortunately found no way to see it up close on-site.

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