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Beautiful Abbey

Beautiful Abbey outside Thurles. Wonderful character in this historical place. Attended a winter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tipperary, Ireland
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My home away from home

The Abbey is a 13th century monastery that is now the Catholic church. It sets in the small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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All reviews true cross guided tour cistercian monastery next door steeped in history working church well worth a visit worth the detour church interior attend mass peaceful place lovely village local pub in great condition monastic site minute drive replica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Abbey outside Thurles. Wonderful character in this historical place. Attended a winter wedding here. Fabulous at evening with hundreds of candles for the service.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank edelcmoloney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey is a 13th century monastery that is now the Catholic church. It sets in the small village of Holycross that has been my home away from home for 25 years. Thought small it provides all that you need. Great pub food and fine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erinspat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A half hour walk around this Abbey is enlightening and a mindful experience if that interests you. The order here are also very helpful and if you are lucky you mean even wander in on a day one of them is playing the organ

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deirdreg76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely abbey in beautiful village of Holycross near Thurles. This is the local church so if you want to look around best to do so outside of mass times. There are lovely frescos and a relic of the true cross. Nice walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank claretreacyhogan
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We stopped here after visiting the Rock of Cashel. This is a beautiful Abbey steeped in history with historic ruins to one side. There was a wedding in the church so we were unable to go inside. It was lovely walking around the grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lrp62
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from two weeks in Ireland. Beautiful Abbey. Church was being decorated for a Saturday wedding. Catholic Abby still in use and newly renovated! Loved it. Old ruins also on site and cemetery. Not to be missed

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank monalisaone
Reviewed June 18, 2018

well worth a visit inside is fab nestle in a lovely village 15 min from rock cashel shop there worth a visit lovely things there

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Maureen R
Reviewed May 15, 2018

A restored Cistercian Abbey it has a very fine late Gothic choir and transepts. Odd in one respect as the geology meant that the nave is higher than the choir so you walk down from the west! The choir and crossing vaults are fine examples...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Holy Cross Abbey is a lovely monastic site located 15 minutes driving from the Rock of Cashel and well worth the trip. We were able to take the guided tour (given by a volunteer) who took us through the abbey recounting its history and showing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Telsie A
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Holy Cross Abbey is probably one of the best maintained cloisters in Ireland and well worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stuart A
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