Glenstal Abbey: 5 Fun Facts About This Majestic Irish Structure

School is in session at Glenstal Abbey, the castle monastery turned boy's school in Limerick County, Munster Province. Located in Southwest Ireland, Glenstal Abbey is approximately a two-hour drive from Dublin Airport. 

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Most of the journey will be along M7, and R506 will bring you to Main Street in Murroe and eventually Glenstal Abbey.    

Things to Know About Glenstal Abbey

Glenstal, located in Murroe, County Limerick, is actually an abbey rather than a castle.

Built in the Norman Revivalist style, but with a Windsor round tower, the castle was constructed in the 19th century but designed to look like it has come from the 12th century.

Glenstal was once the center of the town, and today it serves as a monastery and as an all-boy's school for approximately 200 students.

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