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Address: Upper Main Street | Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
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Wonderful wedding

Such a simply restored abbey that presents a great spiritual location for a wedding. Grandeur, presence & a hundred thousand welcomes. Cead mile failte 🍀 The oldest Cistertian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
Teresa C
Buckingham, United Kingdom

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Such a simply restored abbey that presents a great spiritual location for a wedding. Grandeur, presence & a hundred thousand welcomes. Cead mile failte 🍀 The oldest Cistertian abbey in Ireland.

Thank Teresa C
Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

While attempting to visit a nearby restaurant that closes on Mondays we then went to nearest village looking for somewhere to eat. We ended up being urged by the waitress there to visit the Abbey. Never knew about this so we were amazed and astonished to find this beautiful Abbey right in the centre of the village. Lucky enough to... More 

1 Thank Robert W
Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Visited here on the recommendation of the girl in the Coffee on High cafe. Well worth going to see. Met a very nice 83 year old man there who gave us a lot of interesting info about the abbey. The village is also a beautiful place to visit.

Thank lizzie4916
Graiguenamanagh, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is my local church as i live in Graiguenamanagh, but i remember back to when i was growing up and the Abbey the way it used to be, it was fabulous. The abbey i grew up with have lovely small alters in the wings and gorgeous paintings over the main alter and pulpit, it also had a brass railing... More 

Thank finnybol
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is another wonderful historic site which was vandalized by the forces of Henry 8th but fortuititously it has been brought back to life and is now a beautiful Abbey in a small Irish town.In the Middle ages 1500 monks and lay brothers lived and worked at Duiske and the site then was much larger than currently.It is nevertheless well... More 

2 Thank Sean002
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

so glad we stopped here. It is a beautiful church, very impressive and so wonderful that it is a church that is not a ruin but is in use every day

Thank CaitMonica
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

On the outside the Abbey looks very ordinary, a fairly typical country church and then one goes in side. The first impression is that it is very plain and not particularly interesting but then one's eye is caught by one of the fascinating details to be found throughout the building and which make it so interesting for anyone interested in... More 

Thank Cherry P
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

This is a beautifully restored abbey u can retrace its renovations project through material u can purchase in the church very intresting and tranquil place in a little sleepy village.

1 Thank Bridget M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

It's really only when you step inside that you see the real beauty of this abbey - the space is a revelation, the full height and length lit up by clear windows and white walls, such a contrast with the gloom and clutter of so many churches. Graiguenamanagh itself seems to have avoided the mindless development which blighted so many... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Largest Cistercian monastery in Ireland built in 1204. It was suppress in 1536 and is the only Catholic church that had continuous worship during the penal days when a penal day Mass house was erected on the outside south transept wall. The reredos can be seen inside the porch. Kim en Joong stained glass windows depicting the 4 seasons were... More 

2 Thank Aine90

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