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Black Abbey

The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
56 21279
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely abbey down a little alley. nice grounds and you can see parts of the original city wall. We did not go in but it is still worth the short walk to see

Thank Mot-Lisa D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice little church with interesting history. But the updates(stained glass and chandeliers) look like they belong in a 70's disco. As a church lover, these choices were quite a surprise! At least it was free. The Church of Ireland charges you to see the cathedrals...More

Thank drdeb270
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic and beautiful. Highly recommended. An active church that dates from the 1200s. Stained glass itself worth a visit.

Thank DharmaBum2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Se stumbled upon the Black Abbey and what a delight! We were able to go inside. Off the beaten path, but worth a stop.

Thank EllenS123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Dominican Abbey was founded in 1225 by the Earl of Pembroke. Has some beautiful stonework and magnificent stained glass windows. It has a tower and at the entrance there is a series of monumental slabs and stone coffins dating from the Middle Ages. In...More

Thank ukienomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely church with magnificent stained glass windows. The colours and details are incredible. Some of the windows date back to the original structure.

Thank SioDav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even do the church is small and dark walls everywhere it has a welcoming feeling.It architecture is simple but nice and neat,the inside has amazing arcs and impresive windows

Thank AriPadilla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely church and abbey, in walking distance in Kilkenny. The stained glass in the sanctuaries are beautiful! They were having a dedication to Our Lady of Fatima, while, we were there.

Thank phillydiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and unique church with huge stained glass windows. There is also old statue found hidden behind the wall.

Thank milos4349
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is very special. It is beautiful with it's stained windows and with the layout of the whole church. Obviously you have to be somewhat interested in Churches. It is worth a visit - it's free.

Thank BirgM
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Are there concerts scheduled for black abbey?
22 August 2016|
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Response from JenniH65 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, there wasn't when I was there.
What hours is the Black Abbey open to the public?
27 November 2015|
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Response from wendhmagz | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what the opening hours are but Catholic churches are usually open all day every day until around 7pm (depends on the individual church) and you are always welcome to attend mass. There is no charge to visit the... More
Is there an admission charge for this abbey?
6 November 2015|
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Response from DACETC | Reviewed this property |
No charge and we even had the friar give us a bit of ask tour.