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Muckross Abbey

N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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“yew tree” (98 reviews)
“beautiful ruins” (16 reviews)
“short walk” (35 reviews)
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N71 | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
+353 1 888 2000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were driving right past the car park, we’re a bit early for check in at our nearby B&B, so we stopped. There’s no admission fee and the ruins are very well preserved. It was definitely a worthwhile diversion.

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice fifteen minute walk from the carpark you find this Abbey which was destroyed by Henry VII but managed to reopen for a period later in its history. Good that so much is still intact so theres lots to see.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We also missed the Abbey as it was starting to mist outside. So glad we decided to brave the weather. We took a taxi to Torc Waterfalls, then walked to the Muckross House, then to the Abbey. Although there was no guide available for the...More

Thank mac09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lil gem of an abbey tucked away on the grounds of the Killarney national park, if you follow the trail it will lead you right by this place and it’s well worth a stroll around it’s impressive both inside and out

Thank lazyfaceman
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I normally visit here when visiting Killarney. Very old ruins with plenty to see. Very tranquil and peaceful. Lovely walk from Muckross House.

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was most definitely worth straying from the beaten path to see this amazing structure. Remnants of the abbey have been wonderfully maintained. The yew growing through the center is incredible!

Thank traciem455
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a ruin, I found it to be a lovely place, so peaceful. I was fascinated by the grave plots, I counted 7 people in one plot! Had a lovely yew tree growing in the middle of a courtyard, all twisted. Never seen...More

Thank alipalky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are able to explore throughout these ruins and go up to the second floor to get a real feel for the place. We continue to be surprised by how much access to things you have in Ireland as compared to the states. These ruins...More

Thank cra27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal! This is a set of ecclesiastical ruins that was quite interesting to me. There is a yew tree that was planted in the middle of the abbey, wooden staircases leading to the second floor, beautiful views from the second floor, a functional graveyard overlooking...More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this by accident and were so pleased we did! You can really feel the history here in this place, a soulful atmosphere with its gnarly yew tree in the centre and you can climb up to the 2nd floor and gaze at...More

Thank Suzy C
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