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
August 10, 2017
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.
August 28, 2018
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
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