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Muckross Abbey

N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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Hop-on Hop-off Shuttle in Killarney: Muckross Route
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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is no way to take a bad photo at this location. The ruins are beautiful, and it's just a short walk in from the road -- you don't need to take the jauntney unless you want to -- even if they pester you. Look...More

Thank D5268FTcathys
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An unexpectedly peaceful and interesting old friary. It was a short walk from Muchross house car park but well worth it. Although in a good state of preservation it has also had quite a bit of repair and restoration which gives it more character and...More

Thank Heckety B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had hired a jaunting cart at Muckross House to bring us to the Abbey. That alone set the tone for stepping back in time to a quieter and more spiritual era. It happened that we and one other couple were the only visitors to...More

Thank Travelcrow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each year we tour the abbey. As your tour the interiors you truly step back in time. You can almost see the Monks going about their routine!

Thank maruska c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A well-preserved medieval abbey of the Observantine order in the National Park. The rib vaulted bell tower and cloister court are fine features as are the piscinas, tombs abmnd armorial stone in the chancel. The monks readimg rooms, dormitorys and kitchen fireplace have all been...More

1  Thank alisonmZ3037VS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost missed this. There are signs everywhere that the gates will be closed at 6PM. The last thing we wanted to do was sleep in our car. However we found a parking lot outside the gate and actually made it down to the Abbey;...More

Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited there on the way to the Muckhouse and Killarney national park. Weather finally stopped raining so we could take some photos. In the back of the abbey is a centenary where people can get buried today. So most graves are recent. Cows in...More

Thank Shari M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This abbey ruin was our first stop on the jaunting ride. You could explore all parts of the ruins including an old cemetery. Our kids loved climbing the ancient spiral staircases to the upper rooms. It had great views of the old trees in and...More

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to explore... especially for children. The abbey is bigger than it appears from outside, with many rooms. Not a lot of information about it, but some information was supplied to us by the carriage driver.

Thank popestcyril
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful well preserved castle and grounds. No entry fee and you are free to walk about the castle and grounds.

1  Thank Greg R
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