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a stop off on journey elsewhere

athmospheric and nice most unusual church slope aisle to altar. liked the preservation work and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
room965789
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Limerick, Ireland
Historic and peaceful

Great site to visit to reflect on life and pray if you are so inclined. Peaceful and great history... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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All reviews well worth a visit great history historic building holy cross guided tour true cross peaceful place personal tour gift shop was closed clear view sunday afternoon lovely pub next door cashel rock mass ruins altar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

athmospheric and nice most unusual church slope aisle to altar. liked the preservation work and the old old painting left on wallnear side altar. walking around i realised how big the site was and reading the restoration story was fasinating well worth a visit and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank room965789
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great site to visit to reflect on life and pray if you are so inclined. Peaceful and great history in the area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mlbutler2018
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A newly engaged couple in our group was allowed to ring the church bells. A very special moment for them. The church and grounds are lovely.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank beverlygoddiess
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Excellent spot to visit if you are in the Thurles/cashel area and take time to explore fully, There are guided tours available from very knowledgeable guides who will point out features of the Abbey you would never notice casually walking around. If you have time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnOL10
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I hadn't been to Holycross since I was a child and it brought back so many memories.......although I don't recall the slope on the floor of the church being so steep......very strange. It was a Sunday afternoon and it was such a peaceful oasis by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AishlingKD
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Im so amazed how people donated to recover this historic building in town. Great history background. Its a must see if you are in Holycross town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nolivhen
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to visit. Steeped in history and beautiful inside. Lovely guide to take you around explaining all the details and history. Beautiful area as well. Lovely pub next door for lunch and drink. Actual remnant of the holy cross of Jesus.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tonywJ2637NG
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A great historic building, great history behind this lovely Abbey, great tour guides, lovely location, well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank margaretmanning09
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Such an interesting place. Well worth a visit. The guide was very knowledable and friendly. Well worth a visit if you are in the area

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pamconiam
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting the abbey for some time.We deliberately went when we thought there would be a guided tour.On arrival we went into the shop on site a very unfriendly lady who was a bit gruff when a couple in front of us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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