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A successful restoration of an historic abbey

From an architectural point of view, this building is spectacular. The interior has been finished... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. The effigy is worth a visit as well. The stained glass windows... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Upper Main Street | Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

From an architectural point of view, this building is spectacular. The interior has been finished to a high standard both of materials and authenticity, and there is a good deal of information provided for the general visitor. An architectural model shows the original extent of...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. The effigy is worth a visit as well. The stained glass windows were completely stunning in particular.

1  Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed July 24, 2018

A beautiful Abbey, the highlight for me was the fantastically built, very high wooden ceiling, superb craftsmanship. The magnificent stained glass windows, white washed walls and simple adornments make for a peaceful atmosphere. Well worth visiting.

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed November 2, 2017

The cathedral, both exterior and interior, is beautiful with a very interesting history. The adjoining cemetery has at least two high cross headstones. I would agree with previously posted reviews that it's a place to slow down and enjoy.

1  Thank James M
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Visited the beautiful Duiske Abbey today..the sun was shining through the magnificent stain glass windows and it was breathtaking. Beautifully maintained Abbey

Thank Paudisgirl1
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

The church is long and soaring, ancient and spare. It's hand-pegged, no nails ceiling is a marvel. The ancient walls are thick and rich with history. There's a model of the former Abbey complex and some nice religious art.

Thank withkidstravel
Reviewed July 9, 2017

lovely beautiful church, not overdone, simple and beautiful roof. it has retained the best bits of the old abbey. some churches you go to are overblown with design, not here

Thank Donal F
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Duiske Abbey doesn't look that exciting from outside but step inside and it is quite a different story, with the light streaming in from the beautiful arched windows. The abbey is in daily use so as well as us tourists you will find regular worshipers....More

Thank PaulHFromCranley
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I just think that Duiske Abbey is one of the most beautiful Abbies I have ever seen ! It is just spectacular !

Thank Trucks20
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Beautiful, peaceful Abbey in a homely town.Such a joy to visit this amazing place, to sit and ponder and light a candle.

Thank BB-Kildare
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