Black Abbey
Black Abbey
4.5
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JulioSierra
87 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A beautiful abbey of turbulent history which nevertheless transmits serenity and spiritual feelings, with a portentous vitral opened to the South wall
Written 23 October 2023
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,247 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This early 13th Cent. Dominican church is not black at all - it is rather beautiful, with great colorful stained glass works.
Its name comes from the black cloak Dominican friars used to wear . Don't miss .
Written 21 October 2023
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Andrés A
Mexico City, Mexico57 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Gorgeous 14th century dominican church. It has beautiful stained glass windows, a beautiful organ and several 800 year old pieces.
Written 11 October 2023
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Travel 360
80 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We happened in on a midday worship service and we stood quietly inside the side door… we felt welcomed by the smile and nod of a parishioner. It is absolutely lovely!!
Written 29 September 2023
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Lita L
100 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Please don't let the name keep you from enjoying this oasis in the city. The abbey is a peaceful place to reflect, experience His presence, and admire the vibrant stain-glass windows. There are other interesting historic religious artifacts, however the abbey's endearing asset is its stain-glass windows.
Written 20 August 2023
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syrnomad
Orlando, FL61 contributions
Sep 2022
Beautiful Abbey, the history is quit moving here! Stained glass is amazing. Well worth a visit while in Kilkenny. We were here 30 years ago and so glad we returned.
Written 26 March 2023
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HappyHammer69
Port Macquarie, Australia937 contributions
Jan 2023
Great old church, stone walls and the stained glass windows are beautiful. Such a pleasure to see an understated church rather than the over the top European equivalents.
Written 21 February 2023
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BikesStrong
Saratoga Springs, NY121 contributions
Feb 2023
This is a lovely stop on your walk around Kilkenny. The exterior is beautiful as was the interior. There is a donation box just inside - use it!
Written 9 February 2023
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holsgirlDublin
Portmarnock, Ireland455 contributions
Feb 2023
Was brought here with Shenanigans Walking tour. The stain glass window is stunning. Inside the abbey is quaint and beautiful Have been to KK many times but never came across this before
Written 7 February 2023
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hhenderson02
Dublin, Ireland28 contributions
Feb 2023
I visited later in the day and was the only one there. Stunning stained glass and statutes, one dating back to the 1260s. Very awe-inspiring and poignant experience. Beautiful!
Written 6 February 2023
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