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Address: Muroe Road, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 61 386103
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Built in 1830 in the style of a 12th century castle as an expansive...

Built in 1830 in the style of a 12th century castle as an expansive family residence, with elaborate landscaping of trees and man-made lakes, Glenstal became a Bendictine abbey when the family moved to England in 1920. Today it includes a school of arts and crafts and a new church which houses a collection icons, silver and other treasures.

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Splendid abbey, beautiful grounds, amazing music

We did a brief tour of the abbey and school and attended vespers and a concert by a visiting choir led by Noirin Ni Riain. It was amazing. A piece of the past just outside of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015

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Limerick, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very nice safe and peaceful place to go fo walk or run. A large variety of trees on view. Also has a nice gift shop with reasonably priced gifts if your of a mind to pick something up.

Thank DOD17
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We did a brief tour of the abbey and school and attended vespers and a concert by a visiting choir led by Noirin Ni Riain. It was amazing. A piece of the past just outside of Limerick. The abbey itself was a private home once and quite a sight to see. Worth an afternoon visit. The gardens are magnificent and... More 

Thank Anthropologie
London, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The abbey is really beautiful with beautiful scenery and walks. It is a bit of getting in touch with nature. Well worth a visit to see the beautiful church that has been built also. A nice souvenir shop is available on the premises also. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Globetrotter201026
Cork, Ireland
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

the perfect place for time-out, to contemplate and enjoy the simplicity of having no related obligations except to respond to the bidding of the monastery bell. Follow the rituals of the monastic community and take the time to find yourself as you get lost in the woodland and fields.

4 Thank Declanog
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Sunday Mass at 10 .30 am is a perfect way to start your day at Glenstal Abbey. After Mass we were treated to coffee and delicious scones with fresh cream - visited the shop stocked with wonderful books, artifacts and homemade jams etc. Take a tour of the amazing Icon collection before walking in the pristine gardens. A great morning... More 

3 Thank AnnaClearwater
Dublin, Ireland
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117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My Mum and I visited one afternoon in June. We were luck with the weather and the grounds looked stunning on the drive to the Abbey. We attended a midday service in the chapel and then went on to walk through the grounds. We enjoyed wandering around, soaking up the peaceful atmosphere. On the way out we visited the gift... More 

2 Thank Brillo2
Limerick, Ireland
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed here as a solo for one night. I had been busy lately so wanted to find a place to unwind and catch up with my self. I have friends who had stayed here and all had given positive reviews of the place. On entering the colourful grounds on a rainy and humid summer evening, I was welcomed by... More 

4 Thank likestotravel529
Drogheda, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I have just spent a wonderful weekend in Glenstal Abbey for the second time. I never want to leave it when it is time to come away. Myself and my friend Pauline enjoyed Christopher's porridge, and the brown bread, but also he showed us how to boil eggs properly with the lid on the saucepan. He is a wonderful priest... More 

4 Thank helen s
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My Husband and I stayed for Three Nights in August 2013 and it is a wonderful place to refresh ,Mind, Body and Soul. The Guest Master Fr. Christopher is so welcoming and goes out of his way to help everyone, Making a Lovely Porridge each morning for Breakfast .Food was lovely home cooked and was so lovely to eat with... More 

5 Thank Bella2911
Willunga, Australia
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A beautiful location to decompress and wander around beautiful gardens. Prayers and songs for the hours of the day and joining the monks for Vespers was a real treat. If you want a quiet day to reflect and reconnect this is the place to do it! Shop is abundant with music and books from the Abbey. Home to the wonderful... More 

2 Thank Moira1958

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