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Tintern Abbey

Where monks toiled and legacies were created

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Tintern Abbey

Where monks toiled and legacies were created

See all opening times

Site Closed


Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Cash only please

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New Ross,
Co. Wexford
Y34 KR64

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Tintern Abbey

This Cistercian monastery was founded c. 1200 by William, Earl Marshal on lands held through his marriage to the Irish heiress, Isabella de Clare. This abbey, founded as a daughter-house of Tintern Major in Wales is often referred to as Tintern de Voto.

The nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister still stand. In the 16th century the old abbey was granted to the Colclough family and soon after the church was partly converted into living quarters and further adapted over the centuries. The Colcloughs occupied the abbey from the sixteenth century until the mid-twentieth.

Conservation works have included special measures to protect the local bat colonies. The abbey is set in a special area of conservation and is surrounded by woodland within which are walking trails. Not to be missed is the restored Colclough Walled Garden situated within the old estate.

Opening Times

10 March – 01 November 2022

Open daily 10:00 – 17:00

Last admission 16:15

Site will close for the season on Wednesday 02 November,  last admission on this day will be 13:30.

Seasonal Opening Times

June - August

Open daily 10:00 – 17:30

Last admission 16:45



Please note that a combined ticket giving admission to Tintern Abbey and Colclough Walled Garden can be purchased at Reception.

Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


New Ross,
Co. Wexford
Y34 KR64

051 562 650

Getting Here

16km south of New Ross off the R734 road or 29km from Wexford off the Wexford to Ballyhack road R733

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  • Bicycle Parking
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours
  • Picnic Area
  • River Walk
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet


  • Appropriate footwear
  • Assistance dogs only
  • No climbing
  • No mobile devices
  • Uneven walkways


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Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting Tintern Abbey. This will help first-time visitors, families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to Tintern Abbey.

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