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Religious points of interest in South East Ireland

Ireland's "Sunny South East" offers more than just the Island's fairest weather. The region is also home to some of Ireland's most impressive religious destinations, ancient and modern. So, whether you're attracted to the stone work and stained glass of its churches or the silent sanctity of its ancient monastic settlements, you'll be spoilt for choice in Ireland's South East.

On this page, we've detailed just a few of the very best religious destinations to be found in Ireland's fair South East.

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Churches and Cathedrals

Church of the Most Holy Trinity, County Waterford

Church of the Most Holy Trinity

Saint John's Church, Waterford City

St John's Church

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford City

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

Church of the Annunciation, County Wexford

Church of the Annunciation

Church of the Assumption, County Tipperary

Church of the Assumption

St Mary's Catholic Church, County Tipperary

St Mary's Catholic Church

Monastic Sites

Lismore  Castle, County Waterford

Lismore Abbey

  • Founded 635 A.D. (On the grounds today stands Lismore Castle)
  • Lismore, Co. Waterford
  • Find on Google Maps
Dunbrody Abbey, County Wexford

Dunbrody Abbey

  • Founded circa 1170 A.D.
  • +353 (0) 86 275 9149
  • Campile, Co. Wexford
  • Find on Google Maps
  • Open Daily, from 11am to 5.30pm
Tintern Abbey, County Wexford

Tintern Abbey

Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

Rock of Cashel

  • Founded circa 1100 A.D.
  • +353 (062) 61437
  • Cashel, Co. Tipperary
  • Find on Google Maps
  • Open Daily, from 9am to 7pm
Jerpoint Abbey, County Kilkenny

Jerpoint Abbey

Holy Cross Abbey, Thurles, County Tipperary

Holy Cross Abbey

Celtic Crosses

Ahenny High Crosses, Ahenny Village, County Tipperary


Found in Ahenny, County Tipperary, these 2 ringed high crosses are said to be the earliest of their kind. Originating from the Ossory group they found on the monastic site of Kilclispeen. They are a stone design of their wooden predecessors.

Killamery High Cross, County Kilkenny

Killamery High Cross

Erected circa 600 AD, the Killamery High Cross stands on the grounds of what was a monastery founded by St Gobhan, a a disciple of Saint Fursey. The cross belongs to the Ossory group of crosses. Up until recently the locals of Killamery used to touch the cross in the hope of curing their headaches.

Thin Places

The majestic Ardmore, County Tipperary


Ardmore is said to be the first Christian settlement in Ireland. From 350 to 450 AD the area was Christianised by Saint Declan, just before the arrival of Ireland's patron Saint, Patrick.

Other Religious Destinations throughout Ireland

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