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Address: Main Street | Killarney, Kerry, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 646631832
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Description: The Church was built in 1870s on the site of former churches. It is...
The Church was built in 1870s on the site of former churches. It is thought to be the ancient site of the early churches from which the town gets its name "Church of the Sloes" in Irish is Cill Airne (Killarney). This church is noted for its matching set of vibrant stained glass windows, its organ (the church's acoustic is fabulous) and its decoration. It is situated between the Hotel sector and the main shopping area. Many visitors pop in to see the beautiful interior, to pray and light a candle, or for our free concerts which take place in the summer season. The concert programme features visiting choirs and orchestras from around the world. These concerts are free; we invite donations after the concert for our Restoration Appeal. Occasionally there is a ticketed concert (available on the door) to raise money for other causes. All concerts are advertised on the notice board (and our Facebook page) and all start at 8pm. We are especially proud to host each year the Spraoi Chiarrai concerts that feature local young Irish musicians who are being given their first taste of public performance. They play traditional Irish music on traditional instruments. The local Schools of music and dance also have concerts; it can be quite never wracking for these young people as it is their first time in public. This is the Church of Ireland building (not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Cathedral also called St Mary's on the other side of town).
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Pretty old church

Very pretty quaint old church directly across the street from our hotel. We enjoyed visiting the church.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We found this church by accident we actually got lost it was beautiful it was very peaceful there are so many amazing things I this area

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

BEAUTIFUL church in the heart of Killarney. I was so impressed that they even had bottles of holy water available for the visitors to take.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Situated in Killarney town is this beautiful Church of Ireland,church. As you enter you are greeted by a view from the alter showing s beautiful stained glass window. To the left is a pipe organ which looks in perfect working order. All in all the church looks well kept and a beautiful place to worship God. On leaving you will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a nice but small old church that was a short walk from our hotel in downtown Killarney. It is free to visit and quite pleasant if you have some time. It has some very nice stained glass windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After visiting Killarney for years this was the first time I'd ventured into this church. It's beautiful - small but perfectly formed with beautiful stained glass windows and a gorgeous spray of light over the tiled floor illuminating the rich wood and the elaborate organ

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm appreciation of our Church. We hope it added a little extra to your enjoyment of our town. Do visit us again, and maybe coincide with our Saturday morning tours of the Stained Glass Windows. #lovekillarney More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very pretty quaint old church directly across the street from our hotel. We enjoyed visiting the church.

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this review

We're very grateful for your review. Many of the hotels in Killarney are within easy walking distance of our Church. Your's is one of the closest. Churches are often on one's list of places to see on holiday. We think our's is particularly attractive. It certainly is popular with visitors, judging by the number of comments in our Visitors' Book. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Breath taking. A piece of what was. Beautiful architecture and lovely to just imagine. Inspirational.

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comment. Our Visitor's book shows many, many reactions just like yours. We're pleased to be able to offer you the chance to visit and have such a lovely experience. We never cease to enjoy it ourselves and feel our spirits uplifted. It's a great testament to the people whose inspiration and diligence have left us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This small protestant church is not to be missed. The stained glass, vibrant paint colors and one-of-a-kind pipe organ are worth the trip. The interior plaster needs upkeep; the colors in the stained glass are truly amazing--very detailed windows. Catholic Catherdral (also St. Mary's is down the street; need to correct to pictures on this listing.

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Rector-of-Killarney, Rector at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes the wrong pictures!—we've requested they be moved to their rightful page. The organ is rightly famous locally because it has fabulous tone and the church's acoustic is exceptional. That's why we work so hard with Tour Operators to bring choirs and musicians from around the world to perform free for locals and visitors. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was on our way to the"Ring of Kerry" drive. We saw it and pulled over and parked and immediately went in. Beautiful.

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Rector-of-Killarney, Rector at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The title you gave your review makes me wonder whether it was the Cathedral in Killarney that you popped into (they have more spires; we've only one!). Both the Cathedral and our Church are dedicated to St Mary. Anyway; just outside our Church is the place where one of the Ring of Kerry Coach Tours... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

It is worth a short visit. Externally in gothic style it is pretty and somewhat modern in its atmosphere inside.

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Rector-of-Killarney, Rector at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Roman Catholic Cathedral on the other side of Killarney is a Gothic Revival building, the interior decoration of which was stripped out in 1973. Our's is a Church of Ireland building in the centre of town. It was built around the same time as the Cathedral and it has splendid decoration inside. We have... More 

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