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Muckross Abbey

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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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All reviews yew tree beautiful ruins short walk peaceful place national park worth a visit walk around nice walk jaunting cart torc waterfall ring of kerry graveyard grounds headstones intact franciscan ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ruin of an old abbey on the grounds of Muckross Park. It also has an old graveyard with old and more recent headstones. It is in the open so better to see when it is not raining. You can get a ride there on one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If visiting ruins is your thing, I recommend you to see this place. We went on a weekday and it was mostly empty. This place looks like out of a movie (or The Witcher video game).

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank darkashbrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a very rainy day so had the place to ourselves. We parked at the Abbey and walked up to the Muckross House from there. I don't know that I'd recommend it for everyone if the weather is bad, but we were prepared...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AmyfromPA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Muckross Abbey inside the Killarney National Park is a historic treasure. We passed it on our Jaunting Car trip and heard the history and the ghost lore about the Abbey. The grave yard holds famous Irish poets

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lollygal
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Go there early in the morning or late at night, and go searching for ghosts! The ruin is setup to be safely explored, and the views from the top are great. A wander through the graveyard shows headstones from hundreds of years ago, and some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cracedweller
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Spent hours here. This Abbey at its height must truly have been something. There are so many details to find here including some famous Irish poets. The abbey is in excellent shape for a ruin.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Senators F
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A perfect opportunity to explore the Abbey on a rainy day. The docent was informed and our group was small so there was plenty of time to ask questions. Beautiful grounds as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We were visiting in October and it was a rainy day. We took a jaunty ride though the park to the Abbey and Torc waterfall and the Muckross house. Our driver was interesting telling us stories about the park and area and very patient while...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kritter52
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This amazing place is a must to explore. It is completely open. They allow you to investigate the upper tower rooms. The courtyard has an incredible feeling, a mix of awe, peace, yet creepy. The reflection room is not for faint of heart, complete blackness.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bobdelw
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Was not expecting a lot, but this Abbey is is in really good condition compared to a lot of others we saw when visiting Ireland. Seeing the 600 year old yew tree in the cloisters was worth the visit alone! Treat yourself and take one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kristi S
19 December 2017|
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Response from P3902RQwilliamp | Reviewed this property |
you can walk there from town (about 10 km) or take a cab. Killarney is full of em and they are reasonably priced and helpful. You can also rent bikes or hire a Jarvey (a two wheeled horse-drawn cart) they are also... More