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.
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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.
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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