Address: Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Telephone No: +353 56 772 4623
Fax No: +353 56 775 4003
Early March - September: Daily 09.00 - 17.30
Oct: Daily 09.00 - 17.00
Nov - Start Dec: Daily 09.30 - 16.00
Dec - March: Pre-booked tours only.
Closed for the Christmas period from 19th December - 5th January inclusive, re-opening on Tuesday 6th January.
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour
Exhibition, toilets, including disabled toilets, car / coach park
An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period. In the transept chapels the visitor can see 13th to 16th century tomb sculpture. The tower and cloister date from the 15th century. The chief delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition. Access for visitors with disabilities. Guided tours available.
Location: 2.5km south west from Thomastown on the N9
Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111
Maximum number: 50 - 55
Duration: 45 minutes
Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above
Photography / Video allowed: Yes