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The shop here is crammed with religious goods, crafts, books, flowers and other likely and unlikely paraphernalia. It is an interesting place to potter about for half an hour if you happen to be in the location. Pleasant and helpful staff.
This place is so calm and serene, spend time wandering about the two little gift shops one selling Irish goods and the other selling catholic religious items.Go down the steps to the coffee shop ,okay its not high class dining but you can get a...More
Visited today and went first to the Craft shop and holy shop. Entrance to the monastery is restricted but you could go to confession talk to a priest and collect holy water to take home.
Well worth a visit whether you are religious or not
What a wonderful place this Cistercian monastery is! A place to retreat to, to pray and to benefit from that which the world has very little of.....silence!! Their are regular confessions in the penal chapel, the quiet and peace of the Abbey Church and the...More
This Cistercian retreat is located on the road into Portglenone from Belfast next to Portglenone forest and has tourist appeal although I suspect most of the thousands of visitors that flock to the Abbey each year are mainly locals performing rituals of their faith. The...More