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St Multose Church

Church St, Kinsale, Ireland
353 21 477 2220
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Kinsale
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The St. Multose Church has been established for many years. Take a walk around the ground and see headstones over 200 years old! There are even graves for passengers of the Lucitania that was sunk off the coast of Kinsale.

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172 reviews 172 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We couldn't get in, but the cemetery was very interesting. Old old old The most fascinating thing about this church was the stone door...and the marks in the stone on either side of the front door...deep grooves where the Norsemen (?) sharpened their swords before entering the church. Very much worth a stop...

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48 reviews 48 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was attracted by the cemetery, it is something out of the normal. In some cases you can not read anything on the stones but the wole place is like coming out from a film

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Sugar Land, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Be sure to look for the marks on the door where soldiers sharpened their swords, upper right side. Picturesque cemetery.

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Forest, Virginia
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20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of the oldest churches in the world still in use. We couldn't get inside, but found the cemetary interesting to see the gravestones from so old to recent.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Oldest Protestant church in Ireland apparently, not ornate, just very calm and quiet to spend a few minutes reflecting. Worth a visit.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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249 reviews 249 reviews
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Dating from the 12th century & per dating the Reformation by some 400 years St Multose is believed to be the oldest church in continuous use in the whole of Ireland. Under the care of the Church of Ireland (Anglican) there are regular Sunday Services - visitors are very welcome. The building is an original stone building which was built... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just walking around Kinsale to get a feel for the place, we happened onto the grounds of St. Multose. The burial grounds were full of old tombstones, some bearing inscriptions of historic significance (such as the memorial to two victims of the "Lusitania outrage"), but many totally unreadable due to age and weathering (notice the lichen growth on some of... More

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

This is an old 1190 Protestant church originally built by the Normans. St Multose is the Patron Saint of Kinsale. It is actually one of the oldest surviving churches in Ireland. Inside it looks rather simple but does have a number of artifacts like old epitaphs, memorials, tombstones. The stain glass windows are beautiful. One can take a self guided... More

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Midlands, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

On a short visit from the midlands, we enjoyed a Sunday service in this wonderful Church of Ireland church with a warm welcome from our fellow worshippers. I haven't before seen wheelchair accessible pews which seemed to be well laid out and a very practical feature. The stained glass windows and altar layout were interesting. We would hope to return... More

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