Cloisters at Muckross Abbey
Experience the beautiful Muckross Abbey, find your own special place. We recommend doing a little exploring around the Abbey there are so many photo opportunities.
Bring your Camera
Yew tree said to be older than the Abbey
This Yew tree is said to be over 500 years old, this area of the Abbey is very photogenic and very popular with local photographers and ideal for wedding photos.
Check out different light angles
Walk, Jog or Cycle to the Abbey
Muckross Abbey is free to enter and can be reached by walking and Cycling and is an ideal stop while jogging in the National park.
Enjoy the fresh air of the National Park
Closer detail at Muckross Abbey
Looking a bit deeper at Muckross Abbey you will find some strange markings, you can research the Chieftain Donal McCarthy who funded the building of the Abbey.
Take time to explore
Walk through Muckross Abbey
Check out the video below its a walk through Muckross Abbey to give you some idea what you will see.
Did you know ?
Muckross Abbey in Killarney was built in 1448 AD, it was funded by Donal McCarthy of the McCarthy Mór.
- The Fransiscan Monks were attacked here many times over the years.
- Cromwells General Ludlow and his troops burned the Abbey along with the Castle at Castlelough on the grounds of the Lake Hotel.
- Donal McCarthy was also known as the “Last King” of the McCarthy Clan.
- Donal is buried in Muckross Abbey
- He was known as “Dan the Feathers” locally for collecting feathers from the Queen’s soldiers plum helmets.
- He was also known as a great womaniser and wine drinker.
Lunch by the Lakes
The Lakeside Bistro at the Lake Hotel is a great place to stop for Lunch. It is also an ideal stop for drinks overlooking the beautiful 12th Century Castle. They have a live webcam of the views.
Killarney Bike rental
Killarney Bike Rental, you can rent bikes for all the family, tag alongs, trailers even e-bikes for those who want to take the easier option. Also include Muckross House and Torc waterfall