Near Crown Quarter
Tintern Abbey was a Cistercian abbey located on the Hook peninsula, between New Ross and Hook Lighthouse in county Wexford. This Cistercian monastery was founded c. 1200 by William, Earl Marshal, making Tintern Abbey a wonderful piece of Irish monastic history.
The abbey has a fascinating history alongside its picturesque beauty. Founded by the Cistercian order c.1200, the abbey had monks who lived and worked within it for centuries. In the 16th century the old abbey was granted to the Colclough family and soon after the church was partly converted into living quarters. The family occupied Tintern Abbey from the sixteenth until the mid-twentieth century. Tintern Abbey is also well known due to the number of poems written about it from poets such as Wordsworth and Turner who visited it two hundred years ago.
There are 45 minute long guided tours around the abbey available. Enjoy this special area of conservation and explore the woodland surrounding the beautiful walking trails. Enter the stunning Colclough walled gardens within the abbey and enjoy the beautiful ornamental & a kitchen garden and all of the flowers and colours in this enchanting Georgian walled garden.
Admission €5.00, Senior Citizen/Group €4.00, Child/Student €3.00, Family €13.00
Free admission with OPW Heritage Card or Colclough Walled Garden (CWG) Annual Ticket, reduced admission with CWG daily admission ticket.
Free admission to the Abbey tea-rooms
Open Daily from April to end of October.
Closed November to March inclusive.