Ballintubber Abbey, Co Mayo.
The only church in Ireland founded by an Irish king that is still in regular use.
This nearby attraction is a wonderful church that dates back 800 years ago. With a proud tradition of continuously holding mass since its creation even when for 236 years the abbey was without a roof. Ballintubber Abbey is an important site in Mayo and 'the Abbey that refused to die' can be visited with a guide who will tell you the tale of the rich history of the abbey.
The abbey has several modern outdoor attractions, including a very modern abstract Way of the Cross, an underground permanent Crib, and a Rosary Way. When you visit Ballintubber you can enjoy the holistic Ballintubber Abbey, the Celtic Furrow Visitor Centre, the Ballintubber Abbey Retreat Experience and The Tóchar Phádraig.
Ballintubber Abbey Opening Hours
Open Daily 9am - 12 midnight
Guided Tours May - Sept 10am - 6pm
Off Peak by appointment
Visiting Ballintubber Abbey then stay with us at the 4 star McWilliam Park Hotel, we are just 24 km from the Abbey, enjoy complimentary use of our leisure facilities.