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Lovely visit to this historic church

A newly engaged couple in our group was allowed to ring the church bells. A very special moment for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
beverlygoddiess
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Tampa, Florida
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Excellent spot to visit if you are in the Thurles/cashel area and take time to explore fully, There... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
JohnOL10
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Thurles, Ireland
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Holycross Village, Thurles, Ireland
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All reviews well worth a visit guided tour true cross sunday morning great history peaceful place historic building gift shop was closed clear view cashel rock mass ruins pilgrimage features ireland altar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Thank Tony W
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

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

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

Thank JacqDee
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The tour guide went out of his way to accommodate our personal tour during Holy Week! He told the tale of how the abbey came to be, shared the interesting history of the abbey, the relics, the church of the eight hands, and so much...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

What a stunning place. You can feel the history sink into your bones.... gorgeous place for pictures. Met a bridal party when we were there.

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