Holy Cross Abbey

A Cistercian abbey , founded by Donal Mor O Brien in 1611.

It is located in County Tipperary , and the abbey gets its name from a relic of the True Cross still housed there.

It was rebuilt in the fifteenth century with patronage from the Butler Earls of Ormond.

The monastery was supressed during the Reformation , but beautifully restored as a Catholic parish church in the 1970s.

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