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Black Abbey

The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
56 21279
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“stained glass” (67 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"
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"holy trinity"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 22 reviews
"dominican order"
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"active church"
in 10 reviews
"dominican church"
in 4 reviews
"worth the short walk"
in 4 reviews
"old church"
in 20 reviews
"working church"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"worth seeing"
in 6 reviews
"walking tour"
in 11 reviews
"great history"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 6 reviews
"kilkenny city"
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"visiting kilkenny"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that there were not crowds of people around this nice little abbey made us and others after us wonder if it was open to the public. I strolled up to the doors and pushed them open to a beautiful scene. Best stained glass...More

Thank gnswhite
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had a quick visit as a service was about to begin, but the stained glass in this Abbey is well worth a visit.

Thank timliu00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Kilkenny you must go to Black Abbey! It has a long and fascinating history and the building is beautiful, with stunning stained glass windows. It's free to enter too.

Thank Marla7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a wonderful afternoon out and about - there are many beautiful painting and the peace and tranquillity in there is incredible. the glass is outstanding well done for the groundkeeping.

Thank tomsan18
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a unique and very beautiful building to visit. It is still an active church and was full of students doing a tour and learning about the history of their country. It was worth a stop. It didn't take long to walk through it.

Thank Jackie U
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

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 13 February 2018

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 6 February 2018 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 23 January 2018

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 19 January 2018

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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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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