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Duiske Abbey

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Duiske Abbey, County Kilkenny
Irish Photography : Nigel Borrington

Duiske Abbey, County Kilkenny, is one of the best maintained Cistercian Abbey’s in Ireland also known as Graiguenamanagh Abbey, it is a 13th-century Cistercian monastery situated in Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny in Ireland.

Duiske Abbey was founded by William Marshall in 1204 and is one of the first, largest and perhaps the finest of the thirty-four medieval Cistercian monasteries in Ireland. The Abbey is the parish church of Graiguenamanagh town and beautifully dominates the town centre.

The Abbey is located in the valley of the river Barrow, on a site between the main river and the Duiske tributary. The abbey derives its name from the Douskey River Irish: An Dubhuisce, meaning “Black Water”.

Both the Abbey and the town of Graiguenamanagh are wonderful locations to visit with a camera, Park in the town and visit the Abbey first , then you can walk along the river Barrow, north towards kilkenny or south towards Waterford.

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Duiske Abbey 5

5 responses

  1. What an amazing structure, Nigel. Just beautiful! Thank you 🙂 🙂

    January 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    • Hello Sharon 🙂

      Thank you, very pleased you liked the Abbey 🙂 🙂

      January 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

  2. I like a lot the cemetery shot!!

    January 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

  3. Beautiful images! Which lens did you use for the image of the round platform with the cross in the background?

    January 11, 2014 at 11:07 pm

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