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Muckross Abbey, Killarney
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Located in Killarney National Park, the historical Muckross Abbey is known for its long-standing structure and central courtyard. You'll notice that the abbey, founded in 1448, has been well preserved, although much of it is roofless now. Stroll the courtyard, which is surrounded by a vaulted cloister and features a giant yew tree. Over the years, three Gaelic poets, Geoffrey O'Donoghue, Aodhagan O'Rathaille, and Eoghan Rua O'Suilleabhain, were buried here. Explore the ruins of the site, which were reconstructed several times after attacks. Consider adding a trip to the nearby Muckross House to your itinerary for the day. Put Muckross Abbey at the forefront of your travel plans using our Killarney trip itinerary planner.
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  • We took the jaunting cart to the abbey. The jaunting cart was fairly expensive and the walk looked easy and beautiful. The ruins were fascinating but I didn't do very thorough research so I wasn't alw...  more »
  • We visited Ireland in September/October 2016 and spent a lovely day in Killarney National Park. Within the Park are many interesting sights to see (Torc Waterfalls, Muckross House and Gardens) includi...  more »
  • I was very impressed by the visit of the Abbey. She still has beautiful remains. In addition, there emerges an atmosphere of these ruins...
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