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Lovely Abbey and historic ruins

We stopped here after visiting the Rock of Cashel. This is a beautiful Abbey steeped in history... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Sydney, Australia
Wonderful historic and currently used Abbey

Just returned from two weeks in Ireland. Beautiful Abbey. Church was being decorated for a... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Oakville, Canada
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R660 Co. North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland
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All reviews true cross guided tour cistercian monastery next door steeped in history working church well worth a visit worth the detour church interior attend mass peaceful place lovely village local pub in great condition monastic site minute drive gift shop
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We stopped here after visiting the Rock of Cashel. This is a beautiful Abbey steeped in history with historic ruins to one side. There was a wedding in the church so we were unable to go inside. It was lovely walking around the grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lrp62
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from two weeks in Ireland. Beautiful Abbey. Church was being decorated for a Saturday wedding. Catholic Abby still in use and newly renovated! Loved it. Old ruins also on site and cemetery. Not to be missed

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank monalisaone
Reviewed June 18, 2018

well worth a visit inside is fab nestle in a lovely village 15 min from rock cashel shop there worth a visit lovely things there

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Maureen R
Reviewed May 15, 2018

A restored Cistercian Abbey it has a very fine late Gothic choir and transepts. Odd in one respect as the geology meant that the nave is higher than the choir so you walk down from the west! The choir and crossing vaults are fine examples...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Holy Cross Abbey is a lovely monastic site located 15 minutes driving from the Rock of Cashel and well worth the trip. We were able to take the guided tour (given by a volunteer) who took us through the abbey recounting its history and showing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Telsie A
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Holy Cross Abbey is probably one of the best maintained cloisters in Ireland and well worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stuart A
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Don't miss Holy Cross Abbey when visiting the Rock of Cashel. A 15 minute drive through the countryside to see a beautifully restored monastery sitting on the River Suir. The church interior has some wonderful stone carvings as well as the masons marks - from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kevin O
Reviewed January 21, 2018

When you visit Tipperary then you must visit this beautifully restored Abbey. Steeped in History with beautiful liturgical celebrations you will leave refreshed and renewed. Situated at the heart of a most beautiful village Holy Cross Abbey is a must see.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank regan3_11
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

A must visit place of peace & quiet. Just go inside and sit for a while ....a place to think and experience the simple beauty around you. Very interesting history...detailed in booklet by side door..small fee to donate. Take a stroll through the graveyard and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank keld115
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Great tourist attraction free entry kept in great condition the chapel was sloping towards the altar never seen this before very peaceful place with the sound of the river in the background ,there’s a small pub next door serving coffee / tea / sandwiches &...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Brendan M
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