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As destination for pilgrims, Holy Cross Abbey, near Thurles, County Tipperary, has a rich history. Pilgrims travelled here for eight centuries to venerate the relic after which the abbey and surrounding villages are named – a piece of the True Cross of Christ’s crucifixion.
Today this working parish church is a peaceful landmark and a place for quiet contemplation and historical discovery. As well as inspecting the relic of the cross, you can marvel at the building’s ornate stonework. The chancel is possibly the finest piece of fifteenth-century architecture in the country. The abbey also houses one of the only surviving medieval wall paintings in Ireland.
The Abbey is open daily.
Guided tours March – September
Wednesday and Sunday 14:30 No booking necessary
Bookings at other times Tel +353 (86) 166 5869 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour duration 40 minutes approx.
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