Holy Cross Abbey, Cahersiveen, Kerry, Ireland – Things to See and Do

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: October 15, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
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The Holy Cross Abbey, now a ruin, is located beside a central car park in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. An interesting fact about the Abbey is that the church does not have any steeple. Between 1695 and 1829 the Penal Laws were in force in Ireland which aimed at bolstering the position of the Protestant ruling class and restricting the religious practices of Roman Catholic. One of these laws prohibited any Catholic Church to have a steeple or bell. The old Penal church is located directly south of the Abbey.
The parents of the famous Irish Politician Daniel O’Connell are buried in the graveyard which surrounds this church.

1. Holy Cross Abbey, Cahersiveen, Kerry, Ireland - Things to See and Do

Altitude: 12 m