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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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  • First stop on our Ring of Kerry Trip. Well preserved, grounds kept up and you are actually able to walk through and go up into the rooms.  more »
  • Excellent location for a short walk. Free to visit with beautiful views of the lake. Clean,tidy and maintained to the highest standard. Well worth a visit to experience a traditional abbey.  more »
  • It's pretty nice Church ruins with a lot of History and a tree in the middle of it. It reminded me a lot of the Tower of Belem in Lisbon. But this is one was free and way less touristy. Would recommen...  more »