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Holycross Abbey

Holycross Village, Thurles, Ireland
+353 86 166 5869
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Amazing place to visit. Steeped in history and beautiful inside. Lovely guide to take you around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony W
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Great place to visit

A great historic building, great history behind this lovely Abbey, great tour guides, lovely... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
margaretmanning09
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Thurles, Ireland
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Holycross Village, Thurles, Ireland
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"mass"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit. Steeped in history and beautiful inside. Lovely guide to take you around explaining all the details and history. Beautiful area as well. Lovely pub next door for lunch and drink. Actual remnant of the holy cross of Jesus.

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A great historic building, great history behind this lovely Abbey, great tour guides, lovely location, well worth a visit

Thank margaretmanning09
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Such an interesting place. Well worth a visit. The guide was very knowledable and friendly. Well worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank pamconiam
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting the abbey for some time.We deliberately went when we thought there would be a guided tour.On arrival we went into the shop on site a very unfriendly lady who was a bit gruff when a couple in front of us...More

Thank JacqDee
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The tour guide went out of his way to accommodate our personal tour during Holy Week! He told the tale of how the abbey came to be, shared the interesting history of the abbey, the relics, the church of the eight hands, and so much...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

What a stunning place. You can feel the history sink into your bones.... gorgeous place for pictures. Met a bridal party when we were there.

Thank 788don1
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We are on pilgrimage to many holy sites in Ireland, and when we learned that they have relics of the True Cross here, we had to come. It is just a few minutes from the Rock of Cashel and well worth the visit. We came...More

Thank Imelda49
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Nice quite place to walk around and some lovely photo opportunities. Also if your religious you can go to mass there

Thank Mark O
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I visited this place with no particular expectations but having been there I was touched by the peace and feeling of history that it exudes. I can't remember ever being in an ecclesiastical building with a raked floor to allow a clear view of the...More

Thank Fordanglia69
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Beautifully restored and in use Abbey. Tours from John and friends really well worth it, full of little stories that open up its history. Real privilege to visit.

Thank GuptaJQ
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