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Review of Black Abbey

Black Abbey
Ranked #12 of 81 things to do in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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 of the trip and great history.
Others when we were coming out had the same apprehension of entering wondering if it was open - just go on in!

Thank gnswhite
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 30 March 2018

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 23 March 2018

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 20 March 2018

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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