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Day Visitors

Hospitality is an important tradition of Benedictine monasteries. Day Visitors to Glenstal are welcome to visit the grounds,  the shop and the Church, and to attend the liturgy.

Grounds:

Visitors  can walk the Front and Back avenues at their leisure The lands have a wide variety of specimen trees and flowers and are a wildlife sanctuary. Part of the remains of Ireland’s primitive oak forest lies along the edge of the Front avenue. Please note that the school buildings and playing fields are not normally open to the public.

Reception and Shop:

A Reception area is located on the right hand side of the entrance arch. Washroom facilities are provided; regretably teas and coffees are not available. There is a shop with a wide range of books and gifts and it is generally open daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm.

Church:

You are especially welcome to join the Community at times of prayer and for  Mass  though you may visit the Church at any time.

Times of services in the Abbey Church

We believe that God is present everywhere but especially let us believe this when we are performing the Divine Office.” (RB 19)