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“croagh patrick”(14 reviews)
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“The Abbey that refused to die” Founded in 1216 by Cathal Crovderg O’Connor, King of Connaught. Among the medieval religious foundations whose ruins dot the Irish countryside, the Abbey is unique. This remarkable Abbey is the only church in Ireland...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the abbey just after Christmas it is a beautiful well kept building and much love and thought has gone in to the refurbishment , the stations of the cross are set around the perimeter and each one tell a modern story , There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eleanorc448
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to get your feedback. We also offer guided tours for €5 per person. If your group would be interested in this during the summer, please contact the office and we can ensure someone's available to meet you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have written about the Abbey before but now wish to highlight the restaurant that is close to it: Abbey Lodge, Corley's establishment. This is a homely place to eat with a wonderful welcome and good nourishing food, which is all homemade. I was there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you I've passed on your review to Jason.

Reviewed 8 November 2018

It's almost hard to believe a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick actually starts here and traverses more than 20 miles. The renovated church is really beautiful as are the grounds/cemetery. The activity center connected to the church provides a good deal of informational materials on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James M
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visiting us and your beautiful review.

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Off the beaten track, it's well worth finding this Abbey. Still in use as a place of worship with the original ruins still attached. Peaceful and beautiful. Lovely also walking around the outside and admiring the grounds too. There is much history here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarisolChichester
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

The beautiful grounds are a striking backdrop to the exquisite and restored Abbey. It is truly a real masterpiece dating as far back as the early 1200's. If you enjoy Irish history, then this will definitely wet your appetite for more. Dress warm, as the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the lovely review.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

The history is palpable, St Patrick baptizing people here back in 441 AD. The abbey itself has been here since 1216 AD. There are old photos hung inside the church documenting the destructed roof and all fixtures before restoration. It is really a miracle that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steveage
Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for the lovely comments and visiting our Abbey.

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Founded in 1216 by Cathal Crovderg O’Connor, King of Connaught, mass has been offered without a break for over 800 years; the roofless abbey has continued to be used even through the dreadful penal times, despite being roofless for a number of centuries. However, the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit to Ballintubber Abbey and the Celtic Furrow. The Abbey has been beautifully restored and the grounds are exquisitely maintained. This seems to be a community that is very much alive and proud of its heritage. Had the great pleasure of a tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for the wonderful comments. We are delighted you felt the full community input in this special place.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

We stopped here after dinner so it was fairly late in the evening. There was a service being held so we spent most of our time in the grounds. It is well worth the time to wander the grounds and we were able to take...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Ballintubber Abbey. The Abbey is open daily from 9am until midnight.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We wanted to go and visit places of historical interest and this surely fits the bill as there is an amazing history to be found here so full of anecdotal stories and 802 years of Mass being said without ever being halted even though Cromwell...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Audreykx, Manager at Ballintubber Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for the feedback.

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