Holycross Abbey, Thurles

#1 of 6 in Things to do in Thurles
Holycross Abbey is located in Thurles. Add Holycross Abbey to your Thurles travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Thurles online trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Holycross Abbey
Holycross Abbey Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
66 reviews
  • The remains of the Cistercian Abbey of the Holy Cross, a large monastic complex that is located on the river Suir, are the memory of the Foundation in the thirteenth century thanks to the donation of a fragment of the true cross of Christ by the Queen Isabella of Angouleme. Place of pilgrimage from all over Ireland by reason of the precious relic was vandalizzazioni during the period, and became notorious for his burial place with a cemetery built in the aisles of rifled. In the mid-20th century with a speech of the Parliament of the newly formed Republic of Ireland, the ruins were restored to their former glory (at least the Abbey Church), preserving instead all their charm in the cloister and monastic buildings along the river semidiruto. The Chboesa with its massive central tower and transept was rebuilt with the original stones with buttresses and preserves large Windows, seats and grey stone local niches of wonderful workmanship, and then the reliquary with the remnants of the true cross, exposed to the veneration along with other less ancient relic donated by the Pope on the occasion of the reconstruction. For the historical significance and the suggestion of places is not seco from other Abbeys remain ruins in this part of Ireland. Definitely worth a stop, especially if you are on the road to Cashel, just a few kilometres away.
    View original
  • A real gem and definitely worth a stop to this former abbey, restored as a working parish church. The sanctuary, although spartan, is a peaceful place.  more »
  • Holycross Abbey is a beautiful place thats all the better for being neglected by tourists who arrive in their thousands to the nearby Rock of Cashel. Whether or not you are a believer in relics, this ...  more »

Plan your trip to Thurles

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Thurles

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor