An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church’s Romanesque details date from this period.
In the transept chapels the visitor can see 13th to 16th century tomb sculpture. The tower and cloister date from the 15th century.
The chief delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition.
Open Year Round
Mid March to September: Daily 09:00–17:30
October: Daily 09:00–17:00
November to start of December: Daily 09:30–16:00
December to March: Prebooked tours only
Admission Prices 2020
Senior (aged 65+): €4 .00
Student (with valid ID): €3.00
LANGUAGES: Leaflet/ guide book (English, Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish)
PARKING: Car and coach parking available
ACCESSIBILITY: Access for visitors with disabilities
GUIDED TOURS: Guided tours available
2.5km south west from Thomastown on the N9
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
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