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Awakens your imagination

Athassel Abbey is one of my favorite places to go. The old ruins are beautiful and there is so much... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Tipperary, Ireland
Forget the comments about it not being easily accessible...it is! And worth it!

It's a fact: not every place to visit in Ireland is right off the road; with a proper car park and... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Lawrenceburg, IN
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This is the largest medieval priory in Ireland.
Golden, Tipperary, Ireland
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All reviews stone bridge well worth a visit locked gate information boards car park golden cattle field ruins wall cows site road rock suir cashel fence
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

Athassel Abbey is one of my favorite places to go. The old ruins are beautiful and there is so much linking the history of the Athassel to the Rock of Cashel that it makes for some very good story telling. This is a very historic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bellesode
Reviewed 16 October 2018

It's a fact: not every place to visit in Ireland is right off the road; with a proper car park and tea room...sometimes you just got to put a little effort into it. Here's the scope: Athassel Priory sits in the middle of a pasture....More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This ruin well worth a visit have to cross a field so not wheelchair friendly or if bad on the feet pleasant on the banks of the suir can be cattle in field so if you are nervous of animal s have a look around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Its a pity this is not more accessible to the public. It is on private ground which can make it a bit inaccessible but is worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Declan2004Ireland
Reviewed 28 May 2018

i was walking the Tipperary Heritage Way recently,almost in town of Golden ,when i spotted this Abbey,access was easy and i was surprised at the sise of it ,there were information boards there as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michael8971
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This ruined Augustinian Priory near Golden is not easy to get to, has little parking and requires that you walk over a field often used by cows. However, it is more than worth it for the site is complete, though ruined and never properly investigated...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Tipperary. Took a detour on my way to Cashel to find this place and was not disappointed! Easy to see from the road but had to search for parking... there is basically one spot, a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank DarkSolstice
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Traveling west on N74 a couple minutes out of Cashel, look for a brown signpost on the left just over the bridge in Golden and it's a few minutes along, off the road on the left. The priory grounds are not developed for visitors -...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank jkoloc
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We went there on a sunny Sunday morning. We were alone most of the time. If you want to enjoy the atmosphere of a medieval site without tourists, this is perfect! You will need a car and parking is offroad on a narrow road. Worth...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Ana07030
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is a great ruin to visit. As of April 2017, there are no signs to it, and no entrance fee. It is in the middle of a cow field, behind a locked gate. Here is how to get into it: 1) Since there is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
10  Thank Carol_from_Princeton
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9 April 2017|
Response from larsully | Reviewed this property |
Cashel would be the closest town about 7 miles away Larry I would be more than happy to help with any queries you may have, just let me know.