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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
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
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
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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
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 Black Abbey but a small donation is always welcome. I hope this helps and I hope you enjoy the Abbey - the stained glass windows are magnificent.