During our recent trip to Thurles, County Tipperary, we were stunned by the simplicity of the Holy Cross Abbey. It was originally a monastery located at the River Suir. At the back of the church is a wide space for meditating the "Stations of the Cross".
Holy Cross Abbey was considered as one of the most popular pilgrims sites in medieval Ireland. People from different part of Ireland visit the Abbey to give honour to the sacred relic of the True Cross.
|Back of the Altar of the Holy Cross Abbey|
|Remains of the original Abbey|
|Entrance to the church.|
|Our Mother of Perpetual Help Altar inside the Holy Cross Abbey|
|Leading to the Bell Tower|
|Some Original Monastery Cells|
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. - Martin Luther
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. - Khalil Gibran