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Muckross Abbey, Killarney

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Good rainy day tour but didn't get to enjoy the gardens as we would have like to. Wonderful place to visit. 
  • We used the grounds of Muckross Abbey as a place to park and start a walk around the lakes which also included Torc Waterfall. The Abbey itself is a beautiful ruin in which you can explore the upstair...  read more »
  • Beautiful ruined abbey, can explore upstairs as well. Lots of paved walking trails available. Great views over the lake. 
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