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St. Mary's Cathedral

Cathedral Pl., Killarney, Ireland
353-64-31014
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Ranked #9 of 66 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Description: This imposing Catholic church is the city's best known architectural landmark.
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New York City, New York
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167 reviews 167 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A lovely warm feeling envelopes you when on the grounds. It has the most amazing carvings and the alter is out of this world. Simply stunning church. Wish I could have attended mass. Couldn't stop admiring all the alters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well worth the time to stop in... I am not sure what it is called but the speaker's platform is carved and one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a church that we saw as we were driving to the Ring of Kerry. We stopped immediately to go in. There is a free parking lot right beside the church. The outside was grand, and inside just as beautiful. It was a nice spot to sit and admire , and reflect on how beautiful Ireland is.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This Cathedral is gorgeous inside and out. It is huge! I found it interesting that it is also streaming live 24/7 on the Internet. There are so many beautiful things to see inside. Right outside in front of the building behind it is an ogham stone. This is certainly a must-see in Killarney.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A must visit place if visiting Killarney. Stunning architecture with amazing stone work. Pure craftsmanship on display. A truly peaceful place in a busy world and set in a stunning location.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A beautiful church. It was peaceful and serene, and the inside of it was absolutely stunning. We were so lucky that we were able to visit it. It is a place to visit is you are in or near Killarney.

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Cork, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a must see place to visit in Killarney. the cathedral has been beautifully restored, with a very sympathetic conservation of the building evident. The stonework within is fantastic and the real sense of peace one finds there is almost otherworldly. Its location at the edge of Muckross park is idyllic. One tiny quibble was the small amount of... More

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Coeur D Alene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A big surprise inside. From the outside, it is smooth granite with lancet window. Inside, the granite has been left rough. The windows range from traditional to modern. The alter furniture is stunning in its craftsman design. It was a pleasure to behold.

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Marietta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This church is just a shirt walk from center town and is worth the walk. Beautiful stained glass windows!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This Cathedral will take your breath away. We walked from our hotel the Killarney Plaza , about a 10 minute walk and could not believe what we saw. The history and the sights are unbelievable , do not miss this if you are in Killarney.

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