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Blissful Retreat.

What a privilege to stay at the abbey’s guesthouse. A most beautiful setting for retreating... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Jgahan66
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Dublin, Ireland
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Lovely architecture and gardens

This attraction is very popular with bus loads of tourists visiting the lovely buildings and... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
BrownDawn
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed July 5, 2015

We did a brief tour of the abbey and school and attended vespers and a concert by a visiting choir led by Noirin Ni Riain. It was amazing. A piece of the past just outside of Limerick. The abbey itself was a private home once and quite a sight to see. Worth an afternoon visit. The gardens are magnificent and peaceful. The little gift shop has lovely jams and chocolates.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed May 25, 2015

The abbey is really beautiful with beautiful scenery and walks. It is a bit of getting in touch with nature. Well worth a visit to see the beautiful church that has been built also. A nice souvenir shop is available on the premises also. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed October 11, 2014

the perfect place for time-out, to contemplate and enjoy the simplicity of having no related obligations except to respond to the bidding of the monastery bell.
Follow the rituals of the monastic community and take the time to find yourself as you get lost in the woodland and fields.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Sunday Mass at 10 .30 am is a perfect way to start your day at Glenstal Abbey. After Mass we were treated to coffee and delicious scones with fresh cream - visited the shop stocked with wonderful books, artifacts and homemade jams etc. Take a tour of the amazing Icon collection before walking in the pristine gardens. A great morning spent in this beautiful place near Limerick.
The Monks were a delight to speak to and learn from.

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank AnnaClearwater
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

My Mum and I visited one afternoon in June. We were luck with the weather and the grounds looked stunning on the drive to the Abbey. We attended a midday service in the chapel and then went on to walk through the grounds. We enjoyed wandering around, soaking up the peaceful atmosphere. On the way out we visited the gift shop and inquired about a cafe - there is none but I feel it would be worth considering. We were directed to Crokers, the pub in the local village, for a late lunch.

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank Brillo2
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