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Address: N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 8882000
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Amazing Ruins

Located close to the park entrance across the road from the Muckross Hotel - jaunting cars drive through the area and we rode in on bicycles and was first stop en-route to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located close to the park entrance across the road from the Muckross Hotel - jaunting cars drive through the area and we rode in on bicycles and was first stop en-route to Muckross House. Amazing ruins with a turbulent history and great view towards the lake, roof has gone but plenty to see inside with lots of nooks and crannys... More 

Thank ExpatKL88
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

View the tower, Yew tree, the abbey is in great shape a fine specimen We went by dray was a fab experience

Thank Havefun830
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Abbey with my family on a beautiful sunny day and just thought it was magical. Beautiful ruins that we rambled around , the kids enjoying all the hidden dark corners and hiding spots. The adults enjoying the gorgeous views and history of the place. I didn't want to leave !!! Well worth a walk around . Will... More 

Thank Trionacummins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The ruine of the abbey is a fascinating place to visit! You can walk freely around the whole place, up and down the staircases and through the different parts of the building. It's really interesting and especially they cloister is just beautiful with the old yew growing in its middle.

Thank Han N
Lees Summit, Mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 958 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit for a few hours. The grounds are great to walk around and the history is awesome.

Thank postrawb
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Muckross Abbey is absolutely beautiful. These well-preserved ruins of a 500-year old abbey are enchanting; walking through them gives one a feeling of deep peace somehow. Some of the most striking photos we took on our trip came from here.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice walk going from the gate to the Abbey and also there the ruins have its atmosphere. The best place is when you come to the yew tree that grows inside - it is worth to see.

Thank Martin L
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to wander and incredible details still left in the ruins. Beautiful to just sit and take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have all of the time necessary to fully explore Killarney National Park, so we opted for the car park at Muckross House and a beautiful walk of about 3km to the Abbey. The grounds are beautiful and the ruins were among the best we saw (Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel). A peaceful place. The cemetery is particularly interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here actually by accident, but we were happy we had. There was an area to park the car and then walk to see the Abbey. There are also jaunting cars for hire (you can get them to go to a lower price) if you didn't want to walk or if you wanted them to take you all the... More 

Thank Suzi M

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