Welcome to Grey Abbey and its Friends,

a Cistercian monastery founded in 1193.

This historic building dating from 1193 is one of Ireland’s most impressive examples of early gothic architecture. The remains of the Abbey situated in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of our village is in the care of the Historic Environment Division of the Department of Communities.

‘Friends of the Abbey’ was formed in 2015 and assists the DfC to keep our historic Abbey & Physic Garden open for the public to enjoy.  Our volunteers offer information and guided tours which are complimented by an interactive exhibition centre offering information on how the Abbey was built, the monks’ life and their impact on the surrounding area.”

Welcome to Grey Abbey and its Friends,

a Cistercian monastery founded in 1193.

“Welcome to Grey Abbey and its Friends.

This historic building dating from 1193 is one of Ireland’s most impressive examples of early gothic architecture. The remains of the Abbey situated in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of our village is in the care of the Historic Environment Division of the Department of Communities.

‘Friends of the Abbey’ was formed in 2015 and assists the DfC to keep our historic Abbey & Physic Garden open for the public to enjoy.  Our volunteers offer information and guided tours which are complimented by an interactive exhibition centre offering information on how the Abbey was built, the monks’ life and their impact on the surrounding area.”

Welcome to Grey Abbey and its Friends,

a Cistercian monastery founded in 1193.

“Welcome to Grey Abbey and its Friends.

This historic building dating from 1193 is one of Ireland’s most impressive examples of early gothic architecture. The remains of the Abbey situated in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of our village is in the care of the Historic Environment Division of the Department of Communities.

‘Friends of the Abbey’ was formed in 2015 and assists the DfC to keep our historic Abbey & Physic Garden open for the public to enjoy.  Our volunteers offer information and guided tours which are complimented by an interactive exhibition centre offering information on how the Abbey was built, the monks’ life and their impact on the surrounding area.”