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Great place to visit

A great historic building, great history behind this lovely Abbey, great tour guides, lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thurles, Ireland
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Very interesting

Such an interesting place. Well worth a visit. The guide was very knowledable and friendly. Well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Holycross Village, Thurles, Ireland
+353 86 166 5869
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great historic building, great history behind this lovely Abbey, great tour guides, lovely location, well worth a visit

Thank margaretmanning09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an interesting place. Well worth a visit. The guide was very knowledable and friendly. Well worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank pamconiam
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting the abbey for some time.We deliberately went when we thought there would be a guided tour.On arrival we went into the shop on site a very unfriendly lady who was a bit gruff when a couple in front of us...More

Thank JacqDee
Reviewed April 11, 2018

The tour guide went out of his way to accommodate our personal tour during Holy Week! He told the tale of how the abbey came to be, shared the interesting history of the abbey, the relics, the church of the eight hands, and so much...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

What a stunning place. You can feel the history sink into your bones.... gorgeous place for pictures. Met a bridal party when we were there.

Thank 788don1
Reviewed March 17, 2018

We are on pilgrimage to many holy sites in Ireland, and when we learned that they have relics of the True Cross here, we had to come. It is just a few minutes from the Rock of Cashel and well worth the visit. We came...More

Thank Imelda49
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Nice quite place to walk around and some lovely photo opportunities. Also if your religious you can go to mass there

Thank Mark O
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I visited this place with no particular expectations but having been there I was touched by the peace and feeling of history that it exudes. I can't remember ever being in an ecclesiastical building with a raked floor to allow a clear view of the...More

Thank Fordanglia69
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Beautifully restored and in use Abbey. Tours from John and friends really well worth it, full of little stories that open up its history. Real privilege to visit.

Thank GuptaJQ
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Some slope on the church floor, amazing history and restoration, don't forget the little park across the way and also the ruins of the mill on the river.

Thank Loo99car
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