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Welcome to Glenstal Abbey

Glenstal Abbey is home to a community of monks who strive to live according to the Rule of St Benedict and the precepts of the gospel. A place of great natural beauty, of prayer and of work, Glenstal offers our guests and visitors an invitation to open their lives and their hearts to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

The Abbey is home to a boarding school for boys, a farm, a guesthouse and a monastic community. The presence of a praying community gives to Glenstal its unique character.

In the pages of this website it is our pleasure to offer you a little insight into what we are about. Welcome to Glenstal Abbey!

Abbot Brendan Coffey OSB


` that the strong may have something to strive after, and the weak may not fall back in dismay.' Rule of Benedict



On 29th June the Abbey Church reopened for public worship following all public health guidelines. Under the current guidelines we can have a maximum of thirty people present in the nave at the liturgy.

On 29th June the God Pods reopened.

On 6th July the guesthouse reopened with reduced capacity.

For further information click here.

Glenstal Opens to the Public - Safety Video

On Thursday 12th September Br Oscar began his novitiate at Vespers.

On Saturday 14th September Br Justin made his first Monastic Profession at Conventual Mass.

Live Link to Glenstal Abbey Liturgy

You may wish to pray this prayer at communion time:


Liturgy Timetable

Visitors are welcome at all liturgies, which take place in the Abbey Church. All liturgies can also be seen live, or recorded, on the Webcam. The full timetable is available here: Liturgy & Prayer Times

Latest News

It is our pleasure to share with you, friends, benefactors, parents, students, colleagues and visitors, something of the variety and richness of life here in Glenstal Abbey.