Vue d'ensemble

Providing guided tours of the beautifully restored 12th-century former Cistercian Abbey, now a working parish church which proudly displays the Relic of the True Cross of Christ after which the Abbey and village are named.

On the tour, visitors will walk in the footsteps of ancient monks, hear the stories of the ‘Church of the eight hands’ and the ‘Good woman’s son’, and marvel at the magnificent stone carvings, described by experts as the ‘highlight of Cistercian art in Ireland’.