Holy Cross Abbey

Holy Cross Abbey, Holytown, Tipperary, Southern Ireland

The Holy Cross Abbey in Tipperary is a restored Cistercian monastery in Holycross near Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, situated on the River Suir. It takes its name from a relic of the True Cross or Holy rood.

The fragment of that Holy rood was brought to Ireland by the Plantagenet Queen, Isabella of Angouleme, around 1233. She was the widow of King John and bestowed the relic on the original Cistercian Monastery in Thurles, which she then rebuilt, and which was thenceforth thereby named Holy Cross Abbey.

Located just 15km from The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Village is a tranquil, and picturesque medieval village straddling the River Suir in the middle of County Tipperary.

Telephone - 00353 - 086-1665869 or 0504-43124 (office hours).

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