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Address: The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Beautiful Quietness

This church is very special. It is beautiful with it's stained windows and with the layout of the whole church. Obviously you have to be somewhat interested in Churches. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is very special. It is beautiful with it's stained windows and with the layout of the whole church. Obviously you have to be somewhat interested in Churches. It is worth a visit - it's free.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another beautiful church. Architecturally interesting with wonderful stained glass rose windows. We couldn't fully tour as the we're having mass. But well worth exploring.

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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot believe that I had never visited the Black Abbey on any of my previous visits to Kilkenny. It is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. The stained glass windows are stunning and the various shrines and statues are lovely. There is such a feeling of peace and a contact with the past in this... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see the Black Abbey. You have to go inside, it is stunning in there. Have a seat and just breath in the atmosphere.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely old church with a very peacful atmosphere. Fre to visit and worth it just to see the beautiful and spectacular stained glass window. Only a little way off the main street. Lovely ,as is all of Kilkenny.

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Celbridge, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Abbey is a lovely, peaceful church. When we visited, there were candles lighting everywhere for the Fatima centenary. It looked so beautiful.

Thank cindyreds
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Black Abbey looks small from the outside but once inside, you see that it is much bigger than expected. It is quite beautiful inside and if you have time while in Kilkenny, definitely stop in! Walk around and take in the different areas of this house of worship; we spent about 15 minutes which was enough time for us... More 

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Walkerton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While walking around town we ended up talking to a man who turned out to be a priest at this place. So of course we had to go see. The quality of the stained glass is very high and the works very complex. An excellent old church

Thank Edward A
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real gem, and a visit is a must. It has incredible history .You have to see the stained glass windows,which depicts the 15 mysteries of the rosary.

Thank Mary2013Septenber
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This abbey features the choir stalls typical of the time and a spiral staircase, along with the usual monuments and tombs. You could feel the peace and tranquility inside the building.

Thank Jean F

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