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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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All reviews yew tree beautiful ruins short walk peaceful place killarney national park worth a visit walk around nice walk jaunting cart torc waterfall ring of kerry graveyard grounds tombstones intact franciscan house
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This was a stop on our jaunting cart ride - and while it does not take that long to explore it, the grounds and the abbey are really interesting. The yew tree in the middle is spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Beth_sage
Reviewed yesterday

Muckross Franciscan Friary from 1445. This friary was large and built for defence. Inside it has a small, dark but interesting cloister. In the middle of it is growing the oldest tree in Ireland, a 650 year old Yew. It looks in remarkably good condition....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like ruins that you can really explore Mucross Abbey is a must. The Yew tree in the still intact cloister is huge and what is left of the rest of the ground floor and of the two upper floors are accessible without restriction....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stephenbrg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought we’d spend about 15 minutes here, but overall this took about an hour. There’s a small parking lot off of N71, and from there it’s about a 10 minute walk to the abbey; there are also jaunting carts available here. The ruins are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we took the walk to get here. Really neat place. Takes you back in time—makes me want to know what it was like in its hay day

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 897sethl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to from Killarney. A small amount of free Parking at the roadside. It’s a short walk, about 400 meters to the abbey. Horse drawn carriages rides for hire can take you further on the trail if you’re into that. I quite enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 280janneh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have much of a plan for Killarney, so we wandered into Muckross Park across from our schmancy hotel and were delighted to find the Muckross Friary/Abbey from the 16th century. It’s just sitting there, open to the public and the elements, free for...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Martrese B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can roam all about this old Abbey and cemetery in Killarney National Park. Easily accessible from town by bus, taxi, or a good long walk. You can walk from here to other spots within the park

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank travelwriter211
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Partly standing the abbey held mass and other services, there are interesting people buried in the graveyard adjacent to the abbey. Worth a visit to hear the history

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Muckross Abbey is on the grounds of the Muckross house. It is a beautiful 15-20 min walk from the house and so worth it ( you can hire a horse and carriage). It is free, so you do not need to buy admission to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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