Things to See and Do

Music, Reflection & Prayer let by Deirdre Ní Chinnéide

  An Evening of  Spiritual Music, Reflection  and Prayer Led  by Deirdre Ní Chinnéide Ballintubber Abbey Friday 5th April at 8.00pm  What does the evening entail: Deirdre guides us on a journey of light through darkness as we listen to the invitation Home to the presence and guidance of God in our everyday lives. Drawing...

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Ballintubber Abbey Tour Guides win CIE Tours International Annual Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to our Tour Guides: Muriel Barry, Claire Murphy & Con Lydon.    In Dublin, Tuesday 29th January: Mayo tourism received a boost today with the news that  Ballintubber Abbey, Ashford Castle, The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Hotel Westport and the Castlecourt Hotel  were each presented with Merit Awards at the CIE Tours International Annual...

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Planning Your Wedding At Ballintubber Abbey

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Archaeological Dig

We obtained planning permission in 2016 for the reconstruction of the East Wing of Ballintubber Abbey which was historic itself as it was the first National Monument granted planning permission by Mayo County Council.  The new building reflecting modern architectural design, for which planning has been granted. We hope that this will provide: (A) An Interactive Learning...

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Easter Ceremonies 2019

Annual Passion Play   Mon 15th -Wed 17th April 2019 at 9pm Holy Thursday              18th April at 8pm Good Friday                    19th April –  Stations of the Cross – 3pm                      ...

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Reconstruction at Ballintubber Abbey

Today’s task is the reconstruction of the East Wing of Ballintubber Abbey, reflecting modern architectural design, for which planning has been granted. We hope that this will provide (A) an Interactive Learning Centre, exploring the pilgrim paths and centres of learning of the medieval ages, that contributed so much to Europe’s Christian identity, heritage and foundational culture....

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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 of prayer and worship at this very historical location.   

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Baptismal Font

This Baptismal Font, which is used in the Abbey today, belongs to the old Monastery in the Graveyard and is over 1,000 years old. Therefore it was in use before the Reformation and indeed before the split in the Catholic Church dividing Rome and Constantinople. It is therefore a symbol of past Church Unity and...

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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 Singapore. It was modelled on the statue of “Our Lady of Ballintubber” which was made by Professor Haerkner of the National College of Art, Dublin in 1973. Here Mary’s expression of courage and hope is...

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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 the Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick) as they were about to return to their homes with a “change of heart”.

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