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Black Abbey

The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
56 21279
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot believe that I had never visited the Black Abbey on any of my previous visits to Kilkenny. It is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. The stained glass windows are stunning and the various shrines and statues are lovely....More

Thank bannergirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see the Black Abbey. You have to go inside, it is stunning in there. Have a seat and just breath in the atmosphere.

Thank AnnetteandHans
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely old church with a very peacful atmosphere. Fre to visit and worth it just to see the beautiful and spectacular stained glass window. Only a little way off the main street. Lovely ,as is all of Kilkenny.

Thank RestaurantHobbyist
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Abbey is a lovely, peaceful church. When we visited, there were candles lighting everywhere for the Fatima centenary. It looked so beautiful.

Thank cindyreds
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Abbey looks small from the outside but once inside, you see that it is much bigger than expected. It is quite beautiful inside and if you have time while in Kilkenny, definitely stop in! Walk around and take in the different areas of...More

Thank Angelina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While walking around town we ended up talking to a man who turned out to be a priest at this place. So of course we had to go see. The quality of the stained glass is very high and the works very complex. An excellent...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real gem, and a visit is a must. It has incredible history .You have to see the stained glass windows,which depicts the 15 mysteries of the rosary.

Thank Mary2013Septenber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This abbey features the choir stalls typical of the time and a spiral staircase, along with the usual monuments and tombs. You could feel the peace and tranquility inside the building.

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have loved to have taken pictures of the stained glass. Would definitely recommend a visit to this abbey.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 3 churches/cathedrals in the city including St. Canice's. Black Abbey probably had the most beautiful stained glass. We got some great pictures. Beautiful old church dating back to the 13 century. It's free to visit and we would definitely recommend.

Thank CPARebel
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Are there concerts scheduled for black abbey?
22 August 2016|
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Response from JenniH65 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, there wasn't when I was there.
What hours is the Black Abbey open to the public?
27 November 2015|
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Response from wendhmagz | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what the opening hours are but Catholic churches are usually open all day every day until around 7pm (depends on the individual church) and you are always welcome to attend mass. There is no charge to visit the... More
Is there an admission charge for this abbey?
6 November 2015|
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Response from DACETC | Reviewed this property |
No charge and we even had the friar give us a bit of ask tour.