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Black Abbey

The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
56 21279
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  • Excellent47%
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  • Average13%
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“stained glass” (66 reviews)
“holy trinity” (9 reviews)
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The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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56 21279
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"stained glass"
in 66 reviews
"holy trinity"
in 9 reviews
"dominican order"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 21 reviews
"dominican church"
in 4 reviews
"worth the short walk"
in 4 reviews
"old church"
in 20 reviews
"active church"
in 9 reviews
"working church"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"stone work"
in 4 reviews
"walking tour"
in 11 reviews
"worth seeing"
in 6 reviews
"historic site"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"interesting history"
in 9 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice historical site to visit with family, we would recommend it to others it is quite populqr

1  Thank OliverGrande
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful ancient church. It had some if the most amazing stained glass that I have seen. The church was quiet and peaceful. There are ancient graves outside. This is an interesting and beautiful place to visit.

1  Thank Tracy A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Abbey and had a lovely time. The church has some well maintained stained glass windows and medieval stone coffins.

1  Thank mkmurphy87
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot of interesting history here that we learned about during the Ghost Tour. We came back the next day to see things in the daylight and tour the inside of the building.

Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I saw the amazing window from the outside on the evening before but didn't go in then. A lamp was lit inside and already then the window looked spectacular from the outside. Went in the next day during day time and was not disappointed!! (although...More

Thank Elisabeth D
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I have heard it said that blue was the last color word to enter many languages, as the blue sky, blue water, etc. of our world make humans process blue as an absence of other visual stimuli. This was all I could think about as...More

1  Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

while in kilkenny my husband and i decided to do a tour of the many grand churches there. This church was magestic with its beautifully painted ceiling and walls, beautiful stain glass windows and the relic of St. Victoria martyr who died in Rome in...More

1  Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Another beautiful Abby but felt a bit our of place visiting here as a tourist as it is in use and it felt disrespectful taking photos and wandering around while others were in Prayer. Lit a candle and had a quite look around, the windows...More

1  Thank KathyB1971
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a stunning church with so much history. Time for reflection and enjoying the peace & quiet. Always nice to return.

1  Thank Hensey
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The city center is good to walk without any guide to discover old stones and pages of history, mentiioned in magic books

1  Thank marinavolkovaserova
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paulacork
22 August 2016|
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Response from JenniH65 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, there wasn't when I was there.
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stephaniem176
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
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KathyK835
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.
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