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Address: Fair Hill, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-31066
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Beautiful church and friary

This is a beautiful and peaceful sanctuary in downtown Killarney. The mosaics, paintings and stained glass are all nice. There is a gift shop but it was closed when we visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely church featuring a very impressive altar and mosaic tiled walls. There is an information leaflet available at the entrance giving all the details of the church. Very nice to visit and reflect for a little while.

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Ridgetown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a beautiful and peaceful sanctuary in downtown Killarney. The mosaics, paintings and stained glass are all nice. There is a gift shop but it was closed when we visited (evening). No charge to visit.

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you would like some peace in the hustle and bustle that is Killarney call in to the Franciscan Friary it is worth the hike up all those steps in front. Sit down in the back or go up front and enjoy the sheer peace that descends within this beautiful church. Sit back and take in the alter and all... More 

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Salida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had never seen such elaborate mosaic artwork in the sanctuary area and was amazed at such beauty! All of the churches that I have been in prior to this have had painted murals so I was shocked and in awe of the intricacy of the mosaic work. Amazing holy place to worship!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The history behind this friary is interesting, but others have written about that already. The beautiful sculptures and carvings on the alter are breathtaking. It is well worth a stop and the little shop next door has cheap, but cute jewelry, beautiful cards and lots of other souvenirs. Nice stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wandering about Killarney streets, I came across Franciscan Friary across from a small park. It was constructed on a foundation of stone taken from the ruins of Muckross Abbey, which was built in the 1400s. The Friary opened for worship in 1867, shortly after the States ended their little disagreement known as the Civil War. Aside from the immense vaulted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This church in the centre of the town has a huge west window by the stained glass artist Harry Clarke. Like all his work it is stunning but it's high up so you really need binoculars to see it. In a side chapel is the skull of a priest martyred by Cromwell in the 17th century - the road outside... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were so grateful we had the opportunity to attend mass while we were in Ireland and attending Sunday mass at the Friary in Killarney was a memorable experience. The friary was built between 1865-1878 on foundation stone from the ruins of 15th century Muckross Abbey. A magnificent old church !!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

On July 30, 2013, I was honored to attend Mass at the Historic Franciscan Friary in Killarney, Ireland. It was a Tuesday, St. Anthony's day. There is a beautiful statue of St. Anthony on the right hand side. I was blessed to kiss and be blessed with the relic of St. Anthony at this Friary. The Friary is across the... More 

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Douglas, Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We were having lunch in The Malton and decided to come and visit the Franciscan Friary. We noticed at the left hand side, there was a lovely depiction of Christ on the Cross with his Mother Mary, St John and St Mary Magdalene. At either side there are graves of the Brothers of the Franciscan Order. It was so lovely... More 

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