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Address: The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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a must visit

From the stone coffins outside to the fine stone interior,with its fantastic stained glass window, it just has to be seen on a visit to Kilkenny

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the stone coffins outside to the fine stone interior,with its fantastic stained glass window, it just has to be seen on a visit to Kilkenny

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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This church offers mass services, so I recommend being respectful. The inside is magnificent. The stain glass windows are amazing. There isn't a charge to enter, but donations are appreciated. If you have time, attend mass here. My wife and I are not catholic, but it was a beautiful service. Certainly worth stopping in to see the amazing architecture and... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The low lighting adds to the darkness in this alluring abbey, it is within easy walking distance from other attractions and well worth a visit, if only for the beautiful paved streets and alleys nearby.

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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Black Abbey is a short walk from Kilkenny City center. It was established in 1225. It has been beautifully restored with the most incredible stained glass windows.

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Davie, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

truly magnificent stain glassed windows, and the very cherished triune preserved statute. Much history!

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Yet another piece of history on the medieval mile in Kilkenny. This is not a giant building like some of the other churches in the city, but still should be visited out of respect for Kilkenny's preservation of the past

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Clearwater,FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

As Americans currently staying a year in Kilkenny, we have visited this beautiful church many times for mass. Very historic and close to the downtown area. Pop in for a short look or better yet, attend mass for a truly unique experience.

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are interested in stained glass windows, you must visit this Abbey, it has the largest stained glass window in Ireland. Fab

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It is a rather small place, and it is maybe the impressing 800 years of history that will make you go there. Go in and see the beauty in the windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Just some minutes of calm and reflection. It is worth to go inside this church (no fee). you can take a lovely photo from the patio towards the entrance. Do not miss the old Trinity sculpture.

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