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Athassel Priory

Golden, Tipperary, Ireland
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Amazing Medieval Ruin, however ...

Traveling west on N74 a couple minutes out of Cashel, look for a brown signpost on the left just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eagan, Minnesota
Must See: Unspoiled.

We went there on a sunny Sunday morning. We were alone most of the time. If you want to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Hoboken, New Jersey
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This is the largest medieval priory in Ireland.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Golden, Tipperary, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling west on N74 a couple minutes out of Cashel, look for a brown signpost on the left just over the bridge in Golden and it's a few minutes along, off the road on the left. The priory grounds are not developed for visitors -...More

Thank jkoloc
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We went there on a sunny Sunday morning. We were alone most of the time. If you want to enjoy the atmosphere of a medieval site without tourists, this is perfect! You will need a car and parking is offroad on a narrow road. Worth...More

Thank Ana07030
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We ended up coming here serendipity. It was very exciting to get in this Priory, the largest medieval in Ireland, stretching over a 4-acre site. It is from the 12th century, founded by the Augustinians under the patronage of William de Burgh (as per Wikipedia).

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is a great ruin to visit. As of April 2017, there are no signs to it, and no entrance fee. It is in the middle of a cow field, behind a locked gate. Here is how to get into it: 1) Since there is...More

4  Thank Carol_from_Princeton
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The Athassel Priory has not been commercialised so there are no guided tours, no entery fees, no public parking and very little information on what it is that you are looking at but despite all of this the site itself has a lot to offer...More

3  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Have been here many times and I find it a most beautiful spot, especially on a Spring day. It has a lovely setting and the place is wonderful for photographs. A hidden gem.

Thank larsully
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

These were among the most extensive ruins we visited. They were among our Top 3 along with Kilcooley and Jerpoint Abbeys. Hard to find place to park and gate was locked but you can squeeze through.

2  Thank JRM_Auburn
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It's an amazing place, quite well preserved too. It is not normally accessible to people: you have to climb a small wall and cross some fields in order to get there but it's a good worth. The wall to be climbed it as short as...More

Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 1 September 2016

So peaceful and beautiful. Well worth the visit! Take a picnic and spend some time here just enjoying the peace and quiet among Medieval ruins.

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Priory is across a field on a narrow road where parking is difficult but it was worth the effort of climbing the style and crossing the field and finally the remains of the original bridge to enter through the old gatehouse. There is no...More

Thank Cherry P
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9 April 2017|
Response from larsully | Reviewed this property |
Cashel would be the closest town about 7 miles away Larry I would be more than happy to help with any queries you may have, just let me know.