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Address: The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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It has been here since 1225 waiting for you

Kilkenny is a magnificent city for the tourist; it has a reputation for hens and stags, but that as it may, it does not take away from the rich history of the place. Most visitors... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dungarvan, Ireland
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Dungarvan, Ireland
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kilkenny is a magnificent city for the tourist; it has a reputation for hens and stags, but that as it may, it does not take away from the rich history of the place. Most visitors will immediately get a sense of this history but delve just a little deeper and you will come up with some great gems like Rothe... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking Abbey. The stained glass in the front of the abbey is simply breathtaking. I've never seen another piece of glass so large. Worth the entrance to see the glass alone.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunningly beautiful inside. We arrived just as mass was finishing so it was lovely to see the Abbey in operation. Entry is free and the timber craftsmanship inside and stained glass windows are remarkable.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the Black Abbey during a city train tour. Walked back to go inside. The stain glass was breathtaking.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the many churches in Kilkenny. The lead glass windows inside the church is beautiful and the building itself has a lot of character and history. One of the must see churches in Kilkenny.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the stone coffins outside to the fine stone interior,with its fantastic stained glass window, it just has to be seen on a visit to Kilkenny

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church offers mass services, so I recommend being respectful. The inside is magnificent. The stain glass windows are amazing. There isn't a charge to enter, but donations are appreciated. If you have time, attend mass here. My wife and I are not catholic, but it was a beautiful service. Certainly worth stopping in to see the amazing architecture and... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The low lighting adds to the darkness in this alluring abbey, it is within easy walking distance from other attractions and well worth a visit, if only for the beautiful paved streets and alleys nearby.

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Alta Loma, California
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The Black Abbey is a short walk from Kilkenny City center. It was established in 1225. It has been beautifully restored with the most incredible stained glass windows.

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Davie, Florida
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

truly magnificent stain glassed windows, and the very cherished triune preserved statute. Much history!

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