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Address: Main Street | Kenmare Place, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 64 663 1832
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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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Beautiful.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great visit to this beautiful wonderful church. The short tour by our individual guide, gave us a very special tour of this church, a memory to hold and keep always. Stop by if you can in the future, and remember the souls that have been here in the past, perhaps you could light a candle for someone in your family... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Your comment about candles intrigues me. We only installed a candle stand in January 2015 (the Church of Ireland hasn't historically done such things) for visitors. The Cathedral (also dedicated to St Mary) has lots of them. It sometimes happens that one of our people is in our church when visitors come in and they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

St. Mary's Church (Church of Ireland) on Main Street in Killarney center is distinct from the Catholic St. Mary's Cathedral Killarney on Port Road, about 800m away. This 19th century protestant church is cozy and quiet. The organ is well worth a look. This is a nice place to visit for a few minutes while walking through Killarney center.

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

Thank you for your review. We also take great joy in the reaction of people to our set of matching stained glass windows. We run tours of them on Saturday mornings in the summer. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We expected high class music as this concert was in a Church. Unfortunately, we were gravely disappointed. Although the setting was beautiful, the singers were weak and their voices hardly filled the room. When speaking to the audience, they could hardly be heard. Each girl appeared embarassed and uncomfortable in her surroundings. The dancer's feet could not be seen as... More 

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

I'm sorry no-one responded to your review earlier. We regret that your experience of the concert didn't meet with your expectations. Not having been here at the time I can only deduce that the concert was one of our programme for young new performers. This would be their first outing in the public domain. We offer them, in partnership with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Very interesting little church, with the most beautiful stained glass windows. It sits in the town center

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

Thank you for your review; sorry your comments have not been addressed until now. Yes, some people have mistaken our Church for the Cathedral: they're both called St Mary's. Ours is the Church of Ireland (which is Anglican); the Cathedral is Roman Catholic. We've asked to have the "wrong pics" shifted to their rightful page. More 

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Additional Information about St. Mary's Church of Ireland

Address: Address: Main Street | Kenmare Place, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 64 663 1832
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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