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Muckross Abbey

Muckross Abbey

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  • Maren Ingrid

    The ruins of the 15th-century Franciscan Muckross Abbey (also known as Muckross Friary, Irish Mainistir Locha Léin) are nestled in the Killarney National Park near Lough Leane and Muckross House. It can be reached from the car park within a few minutes and is freely accessible during the opening hours of the park.killarneynationalpark.ie/visit/muckross-abbey

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    • August 10, 2017

  • Seebi

    The old monastery at Muckross Park is relatively close to Muckross House, so it's worth visiting. An awesome masonry that fits wonderfully with Ireland!

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    • May 4, 2017

  • Gaby***🌞

    Muckross Abbey is a major church facility in Killarney National Park in southwest Ireland.
    I found the place very mystical and impressive.

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    • December 6, 2015

  • Carmen

    Imposing abbey with a beautiful cloister.

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    • July 21, 2018

  • Tatjana 👣🏞️🍺

    Muckross Abbey (also Muckross Friary, Irish Mainistir Locha Léin) is a major ecclesiastical facility in Killarney National Park in southwest Ireland. The abbey is located about 5 km from Killarney and 2 km from Muckross House on Lough Leane, in a park-like setting in the middle of a cemetery.

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    • August 28, 2018

  • Carmen

    Impressive ruin of an abbey ... Mystic (if you come to a time when not so many tourists hike around here)

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    • September 28, 2018

  • Sabrina

    Well maintained abbey ruin, which can be explored on several levels.

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    • October 11, 2018

  • Sabrina

    Well maintained abbey ruin, which can be explored on several levels.

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    • October 11, 2018

  • AltheGnome

    Muckross Abbey, once called the Franciscan Friary of Irrelagh, dates from the 15th century. The graveyard is still active. As it is easily accessible both from the Kerry Way and a car park on the N71, it can be difficult to visit in the meditative manner best suited to the site. There are still ad sanctos tombs present in the roofless building, and the stairs to the second floor are sturdy, though very slippery on wet days. There is a particularly evocative yew tree in the central courtyard, which is possibly as old as the abbey (building holy sites around yew trees is an ancient tradition in Ireland). Hours: open 24/7/365

    • February 22, 2019

  • Marco

    A very beautiful Abbey:
    The visit does not cost entrance!

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    • April 26, 2019

  • Marco

    The visit is really worth it! No entry!

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    • April 26, 2019

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    The Killarney National Park is beautiful, the ruins of a Franciscan monastery Muckross Abbey are interesting.

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    • January 27, 2021

  • Birko

    Great area, highly recommended

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    • November 24, 2020

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  • Easy
    01:04
    2.57 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    75 ft
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    4.34 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
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    2.43 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
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    2.89 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:02
    9.29 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
  • Intermediate
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    8.85 mi
    2.3 mph
    575 ft
    625 ft
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    02:39
    6.34 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
  • Difficult
    07:07
    15.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
  • Difficult
    05:26
    12.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
Location: Kerry, Munster, Ireland

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