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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 reasonably priced and the drivers are locals who usually drive the carts as a side job. They are informative and stop at all the important places in the park.