THINGS TO SEE AND DO

New Dawn Launch at Ballintubber Abbey

Wonderful evening at Ballintubber abbey for the spring launch of the New Dawn diocesan magazine. Local all Ireland lady footballer...

Renovations at Ballintubber Abbey

Take a glimpse at some of the great work being carried out on the abbey during this very special year....

Ballintubber Abbey from the Sky – 2016

Take a very special tour of Ballintubber Abbey from the sky courtesy of Alan Clarke –  to mark 800 years...

Brother Colman O’Clabaigh

Fr. Colman O'Clabaigh (Glenstal Abbey) shares his thoughts on Why anyone would build an Abbey in Ballintubber 800 years ago.

Baptismal Font

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

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...

Dancora

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

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...

The Underground Crib

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

Stations of the Cross

Stations in The Abbey (by Imogen Stuart)  The “stations” have been especially commissioned for Ballintubber Abbey, Ireland.  The artist, Imogen...

Well of St Patrick

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

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...

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

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...

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....

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...

Explore the Abbey Grounds

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

Make a Donation

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