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Address: Church Street, Cahersiveen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-2210

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The only Catholic church named for a civilian (i think)

Went to Mass on April 12, '15. We always attend Mass when we are in Cahersiveen. The church is a beautiful one that has been improved by the millions of euros raised to refurbish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Wallingford, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Went to Mass on April 12, '15. We always attend Mass when we are in Cahersiveen. The church is a beautiful one that has been improved by the millions of euros raised to refurbish the exterior and soon, I think, the interior (i may have that wrong). It has that old, solemn church feel to it that many of us... More 

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Higham, Suffolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This large Roman Catholic Church is located on the Ring of Kerry driving route in the Cahersiveen city centre. Due to the rather "recent" construction (it opened for mass in 1902), the church is in extremely good condition. It's the only Church in Ireland named after a non-religious figure (Daniel O'Connell, famous for leading the Irish-Catholic emancipation). If you are... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Daniel O’Connel Memorial Church, Cahersiven this is a large, imposing, Victorian church on the main street. It is a typical style in the area - the ceilings inside are high with gothic style chunky pillars which give it a dark appearance. An attractive alter, ornate stone carving of the last supper and stain glass windows. The paintings of the Stations... More 

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

for those who like churches this a great one with beautiful stained glas windows. I have been in it just for the building and did not visit the sunday service so can not tell how that was.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed going into church and taking some pics.There was locals doing praying and such but paid no mind to us. It's amazing the history o this place. According to the one o the bnb's we stayed at informed us that it cost close to 10mill Euro to repair the place.Amazing what a small town will do for their local... More 

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Rochester, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not only large, but charming. History of the area, and the church are everywhere. Truly interesting in it's naming, and the Pope's contributions to the building materials!

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San Diego, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was on our list of must see items on the Ring of Kerry. What a beautiful church! Words cannot describe it, and pictures do not do it justice either. It was absolutely stunning inside and out. My husband is not a huge church-goer, and he said inside this church he felt relaxed & at ease...isn't that amazing?

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clare
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This church has such superiority in the centre of the town its just majestic it is definitely a must go and see just park up nearby and it has a great tranquility and relaxing atmosphere the only church in Ireland named after a lay person and has such natural beauty I see they are restoring it and if you feel... More 

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Craughwell
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

No problem getting the kids to go, great location wonderful sound and always interesting. Its a Gem.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice to get to visit the only church in Ireland named after a lay person. Interesting story and a nice church.

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