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Muckross Abbey

Muckross Abbey

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Recommended by 148 out of 148 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Killarney National Park

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  • Maren Ingrid

    The ruins of the Franciscan monastery Muckross Abbey (also Muckross Friary, Irish Mainistir Locha Léin) from the 15th century are in the middle of the Killarney National Park not far from Lough Leane and Muckross House. It can be reached within a few minutes from the car park and is freely accessible during the park's opening hours.

    You can find more information at: 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

  • 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

  • 1Fritz-Marc 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

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

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    • January 27, 2021

  • 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

  • Marco

    A very beautiful abbey:
    The visit does not cost any admission!

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    • April 26, 2019

  • Marco

    The visit is really worth it! No entry!

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    • April 26, 2019

  • Guido R.

    Monastery ruin
    Former Fraziscan monastery from 1448.

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    • July 28, 2021

  • Jennifer

    Beautiful Abbey that you can explore almost without restrictions.

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    • June 13, 2022

  • Birko 🚵

    Great area, highly recommended

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    • November 24, 2020

  • Tom

    This is worth a trip! A scary film can also be filmed here...

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    • July 29, 2022

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Location: Kerry, Munster, Ireland

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