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Address: Upper Main Street | Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
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Duiske Abbey doesn't look that exciting from outside but step inside and it is quite a different story, with the light streaming in from the beautiful arched windows. The abbey is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangor, N Ireland

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Bangor, N Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Duiske Abbey doesn't look that exciting from outside but step inside and it is quite a different story, with the light streaming in from the beautiful arched windows. The abbey is in daily use so as well as us tourists you will find regular worshipers. There are lots of information plaques telling the story of the abbey and some books... More 

Thank Cranley
Ennis, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just think that Duiske Abbey is one of the most beautiful Abbies I have ever seen ! It is just spectacular !

Thank Trucks20
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, peaceful Abbey in a homely town.Such a joy to visit this amazing place, to sit and ponder and light a candle.

Thank BB-Kildare
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Abbey in Graignamamagh,lovely town with a great history...Abbey lovely and peaceful to just sit in ,light a candle...

Thank kkcatt
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Such a simply restored abbey that presents a great spiritual location for a wedding. Grandeur, presence & a hundred thousand welcomes. Cead mile failte 🍀 The oldest Cistertian abbey in Ireland.

Thank Teresa C
Cavan, Ireland
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197 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

While attempting to visit a nearby restaurant that closes on Mondays we then went to nearest village looking for somewhere to eat. We ended up being urged by the waitress there to visit the Abbey. Never knew about this so we were amazed and astonished to find this beautiful Abbey right in the centre of the village. Lucky enough to... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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304 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Visited here on the recommendation of the girl in the Coffee on High cafe. Well worth going to see. Met a very nice 83 year old man there who gave us a lot of interesting info about the abbey. The village is also a beautiful place to visit.

Thank lizzie4916
Graiguenamanagh, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is my local church as i live in Graiguenamanagh, but i remember back to when i was growing up and the Abbey the way it used to be, it was fabulous. The abbey i grew up with have lovely small alters in the wings and gorgeous paintings over the main alter and pulpit, it also had a brass railing... More 

Thank finnybol
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is another wonderful historic site which was vandalized by the forces of Henry 8th but fortuititously it has been brought back to life and is now a beautiful Abbey in a small Irish town.In the Middle ages 1500 monks and lay brothers lived and worked at Duiske and the site then was much larger than currently.It is nevertheless well... More 

2 Thank Sean002
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

so glad we stopped here. It is a beautiful church, very impressive and so wonderful that it is a church that is not a ruin but is in use every day

Thank CaitMonica

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