Legends say that when the Earl of Pembroke encountered a life-threatening storm during a sea voyage, he vowed to establish an abbey if he reached land safely. The abbey is often referred to as Tintern de Voto, or Tintern of the Vow as a result. It was inhabited by Cistercian monks from a larger abbey at Tintern, Wales, of which the Earl was also a patron.
Today, visitors to the lovely County Wexford site can view the remains of the nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister. They can also participate in 45-minute guided tours of the property, which, in the 16th century, became living quarters for the Colclough family.
29th March - 30th October
Daily 9.30 - 17.00
June, July and August
Daily 10.00 - 17.30
Last admission 45mins before closing
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour
Please note for Tintern Abbey and Colclough Walled Garden present your Annual Garden Pass or OPW Heritage Card and avail of free admission.
Daily Garden ticket holders can avail of reduced admission rates to the Abbey - just show your ticket on entry.
Adult - €5.00
Group/Senior - €4.00
Child/Std - €3.00
Family - €13.00
Tea Room - open daily
Seasonal Telephone No: +353 51 562 650
Out of Season Telephone No: +353 56 772 4623