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Muckross Abbey, Killarney
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • At Muskross Abby it was very easy to imagine yourself back in time. The place had a beautiful haunting feel. I would recommend seeing this place out of time. 
  • The Abbey is easily accessible - for example after a small walk (5 minutes) from the car park at wind and weather (Killarney coming close to Muckross House) or directly from Muckross House (max. 15 min., both with children car possible) or of course with the horse-drawn carriage; drives that just from the Abbey car park to the Abbey if you want this. Abbey are together with the cemetery beautiful overlooking the Lake and there (for free) to explore much - in all seasons and for all ages. In addition, the Abbey represents a very nice photo opportunity!
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  • Great atmosphere to the evening sun :) Wonderfully preserved Abbey complex invites you to explore. It's especially for children. Be sure by look. Information boards are out there.
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