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Address: Kenmare Place, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353646631832
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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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Beautiful Stained Glass!

I noted the church as I walked across the street through Killarney National Park. I might not have gone in as it was evening around 9 but I noted a sign posted across from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DoloresJacoby
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I noted the church as I walked across the street through Killarney National Park. I might not have gone in as it was evening around 9 but I noted a sign posted across from the church describing stained glass windows. One in particular was of Jesus. I noted the doors were open so I entered. It was lovely in every... More 

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Peaceful, beautifully maintained and in use - this is a nice place to visit for a little calm 'you' time. Some lovely architecture and of its time. We didn't make it to a service which I would have liked but it seems like a very welcoming parish church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Regardless of what religion you might be visits to Ireland' s old churches are a must.This church is just one of many that will bring the past and present together and have you gain a greater appreciation of the people who have endured the many years to keep their faiths strong and their desire to have peace amongst all whatever... More 

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

Beautifully said More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Just walking by I was intrigued by this church. I was taken back a little for the "contribution" that was required in order to spend time inside the church. But for the contribution it is beautiful inside, for the interior and grounds to the history presented inside.

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

We suspect you visited a different church because we do not specify any contribution in our Church. Our Church is free to enter. People make generous donations of their own choice. Whichever Church it was you visited we're glad you found something to value. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

On our recent trip to Ireland we visited many churches and cathedrals and St. Mary's Church in Killarney was one of the most beautiful.

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

The Church, it's windows and monuments, are important legacies from the past and reflect people's piety and devotion. They were gifted to the future in honour of God. We work very hard to retain the quality of our Church's decoration and this sacred art. It's good to know we've achieved a high standard. Thank you. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Stayed in the Killarney Plaza hotel and this church was directly across the street. Small courtyard and a very quaint church. Pretty inside. Visit if you are in the area.

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

Our Church is on the way from the Hotels to the Shops. We're delighted you enjoyed popping in for a quiet moment and look around our beautiful Church. Hope the rest of your visit was also enjoyable. More 

Sunset, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were lucky to enter the Church during a wedding ceremony . What a lovely location for that special day. The beauty of the church was more impressive than any in Dublin.

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

We suspect you went to the Cathedral which is also called St Mary's! However, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

What a privilege to visit this beautiful church located on a busy street in Killarney. It was a peaceful respite from the crowds of visitors outside. The stained glass windows are particularly beautiful.

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

Thank you. We are privileged to have been able to welcome you. We are very happy to offer a place of quiet and peace to add to the beautiful experience the many visitors get from being in our lovely Town and the National Park. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

We're pleased you found your way to our Church and weren't lost for long. Every blessing. More 

Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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