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Muckross Abbey

N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked from the Lake Hotel at the recommendation of the GM. We took the trail route and spent a lot of time stopping and taking pictures. The Abbey is worth the walk. We spent at least an hour going through all the nooks and...More

Thank seslaz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a serendipitous discovery that we stumbled upon by reading road signs. Beautiful Abbey with poignant tombstones both old and new. Very picturesque with easy walking paths. The Abbey is in rather good shape considering the age and you are still able to climb...More

Thank flatrock1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Skip all of the lines and all of the crowds and just enjoy the utter beauty of the abbey. It was the least crowded place in the park despite its natural and architectural beauty.

Thank aj0724
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite spots in all of Ireland. We'd taken a brief bus tour that didn't stop here, but our driver was clear it would be well worth a visit and he was right! Even on a rainy day--or maybe because of...More

Thank marynG5963EJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a walk down a trail across from our hotel one evening and much to our amazement there was Muckross Abbey!! It was so beautiful standing amid some incredible trees and flowers. We walked through it for a long time, and I took so...More

Thank Q7302WAbarbarak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of grandparents, parents and grandchildren had just toured the Muckross House and gardens. It was raining but we decided we needed a walk, luckily we were prepared with waterproof jackets, and umbrellas. It was about a 45 minute walk to the Muckross Abbey....More

Thank georgesB7150BY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey is fairly well-preserved especially the cloister. It's great to climb all around the place. There is a small bit of parking just off the Ring of Kerry and from there it is a short walk to the Abbey. There is also a parking...More

1  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took bus tours to look abbeys and Muckross Abbey are much interesting with more preserved parts and open to discover, to claim stairs in such interesting wood envirement with big tree inside and luck go crowd. It was nice kind of surprise.

1  Thank galinaf178
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the old Abbeys but this one is so well preserved you wont be disappointed. You can actually go on every floor of abbey. No cost, beautiful small walk to Abbey.

1  Thank mikelori
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty abbey, but do not get discouraged by the distance view of it. Much better when you are actually inside the ruins.

1  Thank marcin w
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zachary j
My fiancé and i are wondering what the process would be to have our wedding blessing at the Abbey. We think it is absolutley breathtaking. It will only be my fiancé and I, an officiant, and a photographer. if any1 has any information please point us in the right direction :) thanks!
21 January 2016|
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Jessica B
What are the hours of operation in June and how much does it cost to visit?
5 January 2015|
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where could i view the inscription on the abbey wall to the lady [buried there?]
25 December 2014|
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