Black Abbey represents a Catholic monastery of the Dominican order built in 1225, and it also serves as the local church of Killkenny. Its name derives from the "black friars," an old English nickname for Dominicans. Join the locals for religious observance, or visit between services to view the building. The old structure impresses with highly detailed stained glass throughout. Brochures describing the history of this important church are available for purchase. Check the mass schedule online before you go; doors may be locked during services. With our custom trip planner, Kilkenny attractions like Black Abbey can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Luogo davvero suggestivo! Siamo capitati in un pomeriggio nuvoloso, quando l'unica fonte di luce filtrava attraverso le grandi e bellissime vetrate colorate. Davvero un'abbazia oscura! more »Really impressive place! We stumbled upon a cloudy afternoon, when the only light source filtered through the large and beautiful stained glass windows. Really a dark abbey!
Ein absolutes Muß bei einem Besuch in Kilkenny ist die Black Abbey! Wunderschöne mittelalterliche Kirche. Von außen schön, von innen absolut beeindruckend! more »Black Abbey is an absolute must when visiting Kilkenny! Beautiful medieval church. Beautiful from the outside, absolutely impressive from the inside!
Ood, mysterious place...
Beautiful Abbey. Never went inside but worth seeing just for pictures of the outside
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