Red Abbey

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  • Address: Red Abbey Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Landmarks, Natural

Built in the 14th century, Red Abbey is the only medieval monument in Cork and is known for its signature red sandstone. The abbey is an Augustinian friary and was occupied by local friars till the rebellion of 1641. Located on the formerly known Cumberland Street, the Red Abbey has a vast history of acquisitions and reigns- also being used as a sugar factory in the 1700s.

In the late 1900s, archaeologists discovered human bones along with medieval walls and pottery- adding an even more intriguing charm to the place.

Today only a tower remains of the medieval abbey standing tall in its red and white walls. Take a walk around the tower to get take in yet another one of Cork’s fabulous history.

  • While visiting the Abbey, do visit the nearby St Finbarr’s South Church.

  • The nearest Bus stop is at George's Quay (Abbey Court House)
  • Bus number- 203, 206, 207, 215, 216, 220, 223

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  • Red Abbey Address: Red Abbey Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Red Abbey Timing: 24-hrs
  • Red Abbey Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Red Abbey(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Red Abbey: 00:30 Mins
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  • 20.52% of people who visit Cork include Red Abbey in their plan

  • 49.15% of people start their Red Abbey visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Red Abbey

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

71.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Red Abbey

People normally club together St Fin Barres Cathedral and Market Lane while planning their visit to Red Abbey.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • You have to come to appreciate the beauty of this last standing piece of the church. What's more, it has no entrance fee or opening and closing time. Just take a stroll over. Driving is not highly recommended as parking might be a problem.

  • Lovely manger

  • Among the earliest remains of the medieval city.

  • Lovely spot

  • Red Abbey Tower is really old because it was built in the 14th century.

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