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Black Abbey

The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
56 21279
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I saw the amazing window from the outside on the evening before but didn't go in then. A lamp was lit inside and already then the window looked spectacular from the outside. Went in the next day during day time and was not disappointed!! (although...More

Thank Elisabeth D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard it said that blue was the last color word to enter many languages, as the blue sky, blue water, etc. of our world make humans process blue as an absence of other visual stimuli. This was all I could think about as...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 5 December 2017

while in kilkenny my husband and i decided to do a tour of the many grand churches there. This church was magestic with its beautifully painted ceiling and walls, beautiful stain glass windows and the relic of St. Victoria martyr who died in Rome in...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Another beautiful Abby but felt a bit our of place visiting here as a tourist as it is in use and it felt disrespectful taking photos and wandering around while others were in Prayer. Lit a candle and had a quite look around, the windows...More

Thank KathyB1971
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a stunning church with so much history. Time for reflection and enjoying the peace & quiet. Always nice to return.

Thank Hensey
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The city center is good to walk without any guide to discover old stones and pages of history, mentiioned in magic books

Thank marinavolkovaserova
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a hidden gem. The stained glass windows are terrific. It only takes a few minutes to visit this beautifully restored church that was established in 1225.

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 24 October 2017

You are free to walk around the inside of the church on your own. Has large capacity of seating for services. Very nicely decorated including the stained glass windows. Worth a short visit.

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This catholic church, which was founded in 1225, was originally known as the Abbey of the Most Holy Trinity. I like the name Black Abbey more (easier to remember lol!) I have to say that our bus driver was absolutely right in recommending this place....More

Thank Zainab F
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Off the beaten path but spectacular when you see it. The stained glass in the windows are beautiful. Absolutely something to see.

Thank Peter M
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Response from JenniH65 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, there wasn't when I was there.
27 November 2015|
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Response from wendhmagz | Reviewed this property |
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
6 November 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.