Holycross, Co. Tipperary, E41 PH01
Phone: +353 (0)86 166 5869
The Abbey is open daily - free entry.
Guided tours February - October (incl) every Wednesday and Sunday at 2pm ( No booking necessary)
For bookings at other times, please contact 086 1665869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour time 30 to 90 minutes
Guided tour donations: €4.00
Ample Parking, Toilets, Shop (restricted opening hours) and Picnic Area
Holycross Abbey is one of Ireland’s national monuments. As a popular pilgrim destination spanning eight centuries, it has a rich and fascinating past. Pilgrims travelled there to venerate the abbey’s sacred relic of the true crossof Christ’s crucifixion, which gave its name to the Abbey and village.
Today this working Parish church is a peaceful landmark and a place for quiet contemplation and historical discovery. Modern day visitors can see, close up, two relics of the true cross of Christ; they can marvel at the ornate stone work, described by experts as the ‘Highlight of Cistercian art in stone in Ireland’, or have fun sharing a secret at the ‘Whispering Arch’.