Holy Cross Abbey, Tipperary

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  • Created: January 20, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Tipperary
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Near Thurles Holy Cross Abbey was founded in 1168 for the Benedictines by the King of Munster, Donal O Brien. The abbey was transferred to the Cistercians about 1182. A particle of the True Cross was enshrined in the abbey, and Holy Cross became one of the most frequented places of pilgrimage in Ireland, It had in excess of 240,000 visitors in 2012. In the late-1900s, there was a movement to restore the abbey church and use it once more as a house of worship. Today, Mass and other holy events are celebrated there regularly. It had in excess of 140.000 visitors in 2012,

1. Holy Cross Abbey, Tipperary

Altitude: 91 m