THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Baptisimal Font

Baptismal Font

This Baptismal Font, which is used in the Abbey today, belongs to the old Monastery in the Graveyard and is...

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Mother and Child by Br Joseph McNally

This statue was cast by Brother Joseph McNally, a native of Ballintubber, who was a renowned sculptor and artist in...

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Dancora

Dancora means “the Bath of the Righteous”. Here pilgirms washed themselves, ritually expressing a cleansing from their sin (having undertaken...

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Wooden Church-replica of Patrician churches (5th Century)

These “Dairteachs” or wooden churches served as places of reflection on the Word of God or on nature, in the...

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The Underground Crib

This Crib, which is open all year round, conveys a powerful message “Were Christ to be born in a thousand...

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Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross on Grounds (Tóchar Chriost – Christ’s Journey) The natural stones and the local stories surrounding each...

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Well of St Patrick

Here at the pagan well of Creevagh, Patrick baptised the people in year 441AD Ballintubber takes its name from it...

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Sean na Sagart Tree (Priest Hunter)

The notorious Priest Hunter was buried facing the north where the sun never rises. This was in contrast to the...

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Tomb of Tiobóid na Long – son of Grace O’Malley

This tomb is situated in the Mortuary Chapel of the De Burgos, which is now the sacristy of the Abbey....

Elizabeth's-House

Elizabeth’s House

Elizabeth’s house is modelled on our rural cottages of the past and the people who lived there. These people were...

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Site of the Passion Play

The Passion Play or “The Triumph of Easter” as it is called, is ‘staged’ each Holy Week on the grounds...

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Chapel of Adoration

The spiritual powerhouse in Ballintubber Abbey is the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, where there is Eucharistic Adoration daily, from 9.30 a.m....

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Hear the history of the Abbey from a guide, exhibition or video

Its history is best summed up in the appellation “The Abbey that refused to die”. Built in 1216AD. by King...

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Explore the Abbey Grounds

The ‘themed’ landscaped grounds of the Abbey reflect the various events in the life of Christ as depicted through the...

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Make a Donation

The ‘Abbey that refused to die’ is maintained by the generosity of the local people and by the people who...