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Muckross Abbey

Muckross Estate, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-31633
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Ranked #8 of 64 Attractions in Killarney
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This site was so awesome to visit. Rode our rented bikes here, climbed around a bit inside of the Abbey (Very fun) and took many pictures. So much history behind this place and the Graveyard has lots to see and go through. Pay a visit!

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New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My favourite place in Killarney. A short walk from the car park and there it is nestled among the trees. Beautiful abbey, ruined of course, ( I blame Cromwell. I know reviews are not supposed to be personal but in this case the mad Puritan can take the flak) but in good enough condition to explore several floors. Very photogenic... More

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

this was our favorite part of the day, had only planned to walk by but spent over 2 hours walking through the old abbey. if old church ruins are not your thing you may just want to walk by, if they are, then this is the place. enjoyed walking around upper floors and trying imagine the structure as it once... More

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London, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you're just visiting Killarney National Park or doing the whole Ring of Kerry, then this is worth a stop. I didn't have any reference guide and that's a shame as I would have wanted to know a lot more about the Abbey, especially as it's so evocative at dusk (I think the slight drizzle and wind added to the... More

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Grass Range, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is amazing! The best part was that we were able to do this on our own, at our pace! Also, enjoyed it because the abby was not such a tourist trap. Few people around which made it easy to take photos and visit. Beautiful!

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Entrance into the ground is free. You have to pay to go into Muckross Abbey. There is beautiful scenic walks all around the grounds of the Abbey and you can walk up to Torc waterfall from the Abby on go on one of the many jaunting carts ( horse and carts ) I would definitely recommend a visit. There is... More

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Kildare
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You can really explore this place. There are three stairways you can use and lots of grounds to explore.

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Ennis County Clare
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This little gem is over shadow by it near neighbour Muckross House. But it well worth taking time out to visit this building called locally an abbey but really its Franciscan Friary. The cloister is one of the finest in Ireland , go an explore you wont be disappointed

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Overland Park,KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The ruins here are very accessable from Mucross House and worth the 30 to 60 minutes it takes to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I visited the Abbey at dusk (it is open 24/7) and there was no one else about. One could almost feel the monks were still there - truly haunting

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