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The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the athmosphere something else maybe it was the christmas effect prayerful with a lot to see read and do the layout lovely and many tiny side shrines well done all thanks

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral was closed on 12/27 and we wandered in here. Beautiful church. Be sure to go in and see both large stained glass windows.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Skollins
Reviewed December 15, 2018

An old stone church inside of which are a number of beautiful stained glass windows. Worth time to sit at peace.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BellBoy53
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

To my shame after visiting Kilkenny and my mother for so many years this was the first time I had visited Black Abbey. From the outside it really is a stunning building and is impressive. The interior is equally awe inspiring, peaceful and tranquil. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a very historic building and has nice stained glass windows. It also has the old stonework which is of interest. Its worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mmmt2015
Reviewed November 20, 2018

The Abbey is purported to be the oldest continuously operating church in Ireland with almost 800 years to it's story. While it is not much of visual or architectural wonder, as the oldest Abbey in Ireland it's worth a visit. There is no fee to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Edge038
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

This church is almost 800 years old and is still in use. The stained glass is beautiful and there are also some medieval statues. There is no fee to enter and is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Go inside to admire the amazing stained glass windows! The abbey is interesting from the outside too, it is old (from 1225), large enough, build in Norman architecture. We were there with our guide Claire (from Collins Day Tours), saw the tombstones and then went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AthanasiaGreece
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Beautiful stained glass inside. Also some interesting statues inside. There is no charge but you can make a donation if you like.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LovesToTravel918
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We found this Abbey as we were just walking around the city of Kilkenny. We were able to catch a 6:10pm Vigil Mass as a bonus. Beautiful building and streets surrounding the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Excursion437142
November 9, 2018|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It's open all day every day all year round and all are welcome (free)
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August 21, 2016|
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I am not sure, there wasn't when I was there.
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Response from wendhmagz | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what the opening hours are but Catholic churches are usually open all day every day until around 7pm (depends on the individual church) and you are always welcome to attend mass. There is no charge to visit the... More
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