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The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny has many wonderful historic sites and I recommend seeing them all. The Black Abbey is very old and still used as a church. The stained glass is very nice and the building is in great shape. Take time to look at things carefully. There...More

Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed 1 week ago

This abbey has a lot of very nice stained glass and worth a visit. Note that this is a "working" church, so you will see worshipers praying and going to the confessional, so please be respectful of that. Recommend!

Thank Madhawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The variety and detail of the windows is quite interesting. Let alone that, this is quite a normal building with no further ornamens or interesting things. Good to pass-by if you are in Kilkenny.

Thank Ortwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely Abbey. The building and stained glass are beautiful and there are some lovely icons inside. There is easy parking right out front. You do not need a lot of time to visit but it is definitely worth the stop when you...More

Thank K3322NTelizabethm
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We took a short stroll around and through the Black Abbey. It’s not a waste of your time because it is really beautiful and the stained glass is marvelous.

Thank maryaling
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Very nice abbey with some interesting icons inside. Old gravestones outside were discovered during renovations. Architecture is impressive.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is not to be missed while touring Kilkenny. It is simply beautiful. The Stainglass and the architecture are wonderful to see. It is a peaceful place.

Thank Beth M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My husband is not the "church" type of person but he really wanted to see this one because it dates back over 700 years. The stain glass inside was wonderful. The Church was dark with candles lit in a number of areas. We were impressed.

Thank karriewatson
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This old abbey has been very nicely restored and worth the visit to the Medieval town of Kilkenny. A center of Dominican life for centuries and part of the Medieval Mile walk in Kilkenny.

Thank lsgurke
Reviewed August 4, 2018

In the Medieval City of Kilkenny, Known as the Marble city due to it's Black Marble Quarries. This beautiful old Abbey with it's Stain Glass Windows dates back to Cromwellian times. It's run by Dominican Friars as Opposed to another Catholic Church , { The...More

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paulacork
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I am not sure, there wasn't when I was there.
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November 27, 2015|
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I am not sure what the opening hours are but Catholic churches are usually open all day every day until around 7pm (depends on the individual church) and you are always welcome to attend mass. There is no charge to visit the... More
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KathyK835
November 5, 2015|
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Response from DACETC | Reviewed this property |
No charge and we even had the friar give us a bit of ask tour.
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