Things to See and Do

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. This historic monument bears the images of the apostles, five of whom were hacked away by invading forces. Many of the Viscount Bourkes were buried in the vaults here.

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Elizabeth’s House

Elizabeth’s house is modelled on our rural cottages of the past and the people who lived there. These people were poor in material things but were rich in faith and hospitality. Stories and folktales give Mary’s visit to Elizabeth a local setting and understanding.

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Site of the Passion Play

The Passion by SalePlus” href=”#61941071″> view. It takes place outdoors. The people of Ballintubber, men, women and children, ninety two in all, have portrayed this by SalePlus” href=”#90547545″> production, the lights, the sound are of the highest quality and a stand, with seating by SalePlus” href=”#82699318″> erected to shelter the audience from possible bad weather. ...

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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. to midnight. Families and individuals, mainly from the Ballintubber area, ensure that there is a continual presence before the Blessed Sacrament, each one having their hour each week to ‘look after’.  The Eucharistic Adoration has...

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Why not have a guided tour, watch the video or see our exhibition of photographs.

Its history is best summed up in the appellation “The Abbey that refused to die”. The story of Ballintubber Abbey began when, in 441, St Patrick baptised the people at the Druidic Well and established a church here.  There are still remains of that early church in the graveyard.   This  Abbey which is over...

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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 Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the rosary. The themes can be explored in their totality or individually, e.g. Elizabeth’s house, The Tomb, The Nativity, The Church of the Annunciation, Sean a’ Sagart Tree,...

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