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Holy Cross Abbey

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Address: R660 Co. North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland
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+00353 - 0504

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Amazing venue for wedding

I was a bridesmaid for my sisters wedding and it was very beautiful- The day was amazing and the church is gorgeous - very old but well looked after , it's steeped in history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bridesmaid for my sisters wedding and it was very beautiful- The day was amazing and the church is gorgeous - very old but well looked after , it's steeped in history and you could feel the history around you in the big old church - what a great day it was x

Thank Emma C
Cork, Ireland
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours roaming around & really enjoyed holycross, Not far off the motorway & well worth the detour, will definitely cal there again

Thank Denis M
Temecula, California
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Really lovely. Worth the drive from Cashel. We arrived late, the church was empty, and gift store closed, was hoping for a rosary.

Thank NikStor
Tipperary, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely old Abbey which has been carefully restored. Peaceful and reflective interior. It oozes ancient times and one could spend time there u disturbed. A little shop sells religious objects and there is also a small coffee shop. These are not open always. Behing the Abbey there is an open air Stations of the Cross.

Thank geraldinelynncronin
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Well worth a visit if you like a piece of Irish Christian history, quiet in November but a place filled with Gods peace

Thank David R
Cortlandt Manor, New York
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We couldn't make the standard tour dates so we email with a request to visit. We got a response back quickly that we could meet on our schedule. Our tour guide, John, was FANTASTIC. Knowledgeable in both the history and lore. John spent time with only us showing us around and telling us about so many gorgeous details. I've never... More 

1 Thank Matthew P
Seattle, WA
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Twice a week at 2pm, one of the abbey volunteers gives a tour of the restored abbey. We were with one other couple and our tour guide really brought the place alive with details about its history and wonderful carvings. If we had just wandered around on our own, we would have missed so much. It is located between Kilkenny... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Although a Cistercian Abbey built in the mid 12th century this is not one for purists as many of the original features have been restored at various periods not always sympathetically. In some places the Cistercian layout is no longer visible. It has been restored to a working church which is nice to see. The setting is lovely and it... More 

Thank Ella P
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We arrived just in time for a tour of the abbey. The guide was very knowledgable and entertaining. If you like history and intrigue this is the place to visit.

Thank Leslie H
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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166 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Not too much to see here. We'd recommend three better options in the area including Kilcooley and Jerpoint Abbeys plus the Athassel Priory.

2 Thank JRM_Auburn

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