Black Abbey, Kilkenny

4.4
Black Abbey represents a Catholic monastery of the Dominican order built in 1225, and it also serves as the local church of Killkenny. Its name derives from the "black friars," an old English nickname for Dominicans. Join the locals for religious observance, or visit between services to view the building. The old structure impresses with highly detailed stained glass throughout. Brochures describing the history of this important church are available for purchase. Check the mass schedule online before you go; doors may be locked during services. With our custom trip planner, Kilkenny attractions like Black Abbey can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful architecture inside and out. We almost missed this beautiful Abbey on our way to the cathedral. Worth the stop.  more »
  • This Abbey has some beautiful stain glass windows in it. Very ornate. It is a little bit of a walk off the beaten path, but well worth it.  more »
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  • Ood, mysterious place...
  • Beautiful Abbey. Never went inside but worth seeing just for pictures of the outside
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