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Address: N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 888 2000
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Special AND Unique Abbey

We have visited MANY old abbeys and what makes this one different is that it is intact enough that you can climb to the upper floors and actually get a feel for the various rooms... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mountain View, California
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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited MANY old abbeys and what makes this one different is that it is intact enough that you can climb to the upper floors and actually get a feel for the various rooms - fun to poke around and have a look-see and imagine what it was like way back when ... most abbeys are not this intact... More 

Thank PaulCTripTip
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the jaunting car up to the abbey and really couldn't believe how great it was. There is so much so see inside and out plus its completely free. Walking round on our own was very spooky as you can go into dark passageways and stairways. This shouldn't be missed. The jaunting car trip was 40 euros for 45... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the Abbey was something that I really wanted to do while I was in Ireland. Great access to a road so you can stop in real quick and see the Abbey. It's free which is always a plus and my wife and I were glad we were able to see it while we were there.

Thank ryandlutes58
Albury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't go into Muckross House but we wandered around the estate on our bikes. It is very extensive so the bikes made it easier. Very pretty. Really worthwhile - and the Torc Waterfall is great.

Thank PamAlbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were amazed that there were no guides or anyone in charge watching over the place. You literally climbed around the ruins of this abbey by yourself. Some of it was kind of creepy, but also really cool. Surrounded by an old cemetery with traditional Yew tree in the center of the building.

Thank KTHD65
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the jaunting cart to the abbey. The jaunting cart was fairly expensive and the walk looked easy and beautiful. The ruins were fascinating but I didn't do very thorough research so I wasn't always sure what I was looking at. There is not alot of signage to explain either. The setting was beautiful and peaceful.

Thank ETParker
Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Ireland in September/October 2016 and spent a lovely day in Killarney National Park. Within the Park are many interesting sights to see (Torc Waterfalls, Muckross House and Gardens) including this historic ruins. We saw the ruins of the Abbey toward the end of our visit and it was FREE to wander through the forest land and the ruins.... More 

Thank Edward2651
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

20 minute walk from Muckross house through beautiful forrest. Abbey is large and interesting to walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

With so much to do and see around Killarney, most visitors often ignore this gem within the park. Do do so is to miss one of the most fascinating ancient buildings of county Kerry. Kids love places like this, but so also do adults with any sense of the past and an appreciation of gothic architecture. Highly recommended.

Thank Powerpix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were extremely lucky with the weather but we drive to the abbey and parked the car walked down to the ruins and explored climbing up the stairs and discovering different passageways and then we got a jaunting cart from the abbey around to the rest of the main points in the national park. A really great way to see... More 

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