Cistercian Abbey founded c. 1200

A Cistercian abbey, founded c. 1200 by William, the Earl Marshall, and named after Tintern in Wales. The remains consist of nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister. It was partly converted into living quarters after 1541, and further adapted over the centuries. The Abbey was occupied by the Colclough family from the 16th century until 1960s.

  • The present-day remains of Tintern are a mixture of building works covering a 400-year period between 1136 and 1536
  • There are 4 Tintern Abbey Walking Trails, which are part of the Wexford Walking Trail (walking trails are free of charge)
  • The Abbey is the setting for both the 1969 Flirtations music video Nothing But A Heartache and the 1988 Iron Maiden video Can I Play with Madness
  • Gordon Masters’ historical novel The Secrets of Tintern Abbey (2008) dramatises the turbulent 400-year history of the Cistercian community at the Abbey

Closed for the 2020 season

Further information available at


Admission Prices 2020:
Adults: 5.00
Senior (aged 65+): 4.00
Group (10+) 4.00 pp
Student (with valid ID): 3.00
Child: 3.00
Family: €13.00

Useful Information

Exhibition, toilets, car park.

Tea Room Open Daily.

Getting There

16km south of New Ross off the R734 road or 29km from Wexford off the Wexford to Ballyhack road R733

Map Location: 52.236909, -6.838077
Contact Tintern Abbey

Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Eircode: Y34 KR64
T: +353 (0)51 562 650

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