Black Abbey, Kilkenny

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Black Abbey represents a Catholic monastery of the Dominican order built in 1225, and it also serves as the local church of Killkenny. Its name derives from the "black friars," an old English nickname for Dominicans. Join the locals for religious observance, or visit between services to view the building. The old structure impresses with highly detailed stained glass throughout. Brochures describing the history of this important church are available for purchase. Check the mass schedule online before you go; doors may be locked during services. With our custom trip planner, Kilkenny attractions like Black Abbey can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Amazing spiritual experience, specially when you visit around Christmas time! Incredible stained glass makes the place unforgettable.  more »
  • Kilkenny is such a lovely town to walk and the Black Abbey is a definite stop for anyone interested in the church history of Ireland.  more »
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  • Ood, mysterious place...
  • Beautiful Abbey. Never went inside but worth seeing just for pictures of the outside

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