Holy Cross Abbey

Holycross Abbey

Contact Details


Co. Tipperary
E41 PH01

Phone: +353 (0) 86 166 5869


Opening Hours


The Abbey is open daily since the 19th July 2020

Guided tours March - September (inclusive)
Every Wednesday and Sunday at 2.30pm
No booking necessary

For bookings at other times
Tel +353 (86) 166 5869
Email holycrossabbeytours@gmail.com 

Tour time 40 minutes approx.

Admission Fees

Guided tour donations: €5.00


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’.


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