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Black Abbey

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Address: The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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56 21279
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Well worth a quick visit

As Americans currently staying a year in Kilkenny, we have visited this beautiful church many times for mass. Very historic and close to the downtown area. Pop in for a short look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Clearwater,FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As Americans currently staying a year in Kilkenny, we have visited this beautiful church many times for mass. Very historic and close to the downtown area. Pop in for a short look or better yet, attend mass for a truly unique experience.

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in stained glass windows, you must visit this Abbey, it has the largest stained glass window in Ireland. Fab

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a rather small place, and it is maybe the impressing 800 years of history that will make you go there. Go in and see the beauty in the windows.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just some minutes of calm and reflection. It is worth to go inside this church (no fee). you can take a lovely photo from the patio towards the entrance. Do not miss the old Trinity sculpture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not always possible to get in, and there are no tours or information given (at least when we went). However it is free and it is still an active church. It is worth the stop even just from outside!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a walking tour in Kilkenny, we were introduced to The Black Abbey, named after a Dominican order of the Catholic Church. Stunning original stained glass windows adorn the church. The graves of the Normans lay flat in one area of the church grounds. An absolute must see of old Ireland.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for a church service, because that gives you more of the church feeling. There was plenty of time afterwards to explore the church. The large windows are amazing. Other than that, I have seen churches with more interesting details inside. However, it's free and I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Kilkenny.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This was a real treasure to find in the city, a wonderful haven of peace and prayerfulness to spend time in at any point in the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A truly majestic structure in a very urban setting. We didn't take the opportunity to walk in the Abbey itself but took pics from numerous angles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Just a short walk from the St. Candice's Cathedral, the Abbey is under the direction of the Dominican Order. There is beautiful stained glass window behind the Alter.

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