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St. Francis Abbey

The abbey was founded by Richard Marshall, Earl of Pembroke in1234.

The Black Death or plague, which spread through Ireland in 1348, was recorded by John Glynn who was a friar in St. Francis Abbey. A year later he died from the plague but he hadn't finished his account. In 1650 Cromwell demolished the abbey into ruins.

Smithwicks opened a brewery there in 1710 and it's one of the oldest brewerys in Ireland.

It is now owned by Guinness. Guided tours are available each day during the summer.

  Kilkenny Castle 
  Saint Canice's 
Rothe House  
  Black Abbey 
Shee Alms House  
  Lory Meagher 
  Jerpoint Abbey 
  Grace's Old Castle  
  Mount Juliet 
  St. Francis Abbey  
  Dunmore Caves 
  Duiske Abbey 
  Kells Priory 
  Ignatius Riceu