Black Abbey

Black Abbey, Kilkenny

Black Abbey
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Paula T
Chelsea, Canada46 contributions
This is a typical church with typical layout and typical windows. The small rose garden is pretty, as is the walk across the small stream. Nothing remarkable.
Written August 3, 2022
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LucyAbu
Pasadena, CA250 contributions
The stained glass inside is absolutely beautiful! It is well worth the walk if you are visiting the round tower or Kilkenny castle.
Written June 30, 2022
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Jaimee G
Urbana, IL435 contributions
As there was a service in session exactly when we arrived, we did not go in, but the outside was beautiful with it's giant stained glass window. The walk to and from the abbey (from Kilkenny Castle to St. Canice's Cathedral) was also nice along quaint alleys and the Medieval Mile.
Written June 22, 2022
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Erin_in_Texas
Dallas, TX32 contributions
Simply beautiful inside! We were not able to stay for long, but it took our breath away when we walked in.
Written June 20, 2022
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Shaun S
Atlanta, GA267 contributions
If you see one church/cathedral in Kilkenny, make it this one. The interior stuff is all recent stuff. But the stained glass windows are absolutely incredible. Let me say this again - absolutely incredible.
Written May 29, 2022
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PaddyGilmore
Newtownards, UK31 contributions
Worth a visit to see the stain glass windows alone. Key part of the medieval history of Kilkenny. Small attraction but one not to be missed.
Written August 17, 2021
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Jacob Wardamse
Dublin, Ireland65 contributions
That's pretty everything there is to say. The interior is all re-built in the 20C, and only an art historian would trace some more ancient layers of the brick. Could be skipped on your trek trough the city.
Written June 17, 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Nice abbey, though quite small. The most interesting is the stained glass windows!!! Free admission.
Written July 23, 2020
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Livinit.lovinit
Dublin, Ireland545 contributions
This abbey is stunning and has been kept in magnificent shape! The stain glass windows are gorgeous with a few almost from the ground to the ceiling - very large. Beautiful stone work, stunning ceilings and archways. It’s such a privilege being able to see such a beautiful abbey in such great shape and very well kept stain glass.
Written July 17, 2020
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Daydream751130
4 contributions
Amazing spiritual experience, specially when you visit around Christmas time! Incredible stained glass makes the place unforgettable.
Written February 5, 2020
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