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St. Flannan's Cathedral

Limerick Road, Killaloe, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Killaloe
Type: Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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Portlaoise, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Cathedral was open and had so many interesting historical features from the ancient font to the Ogham Stone and the accent stained Glass window. We were lucky that the organist was practicing or we wouldn't have found out so much about the Cathedral. It is a definite must if in Killalloe

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

An insight into the turbulent history of Ireland can be had at this lovely small cathedral on the shores of Lough Derg. The tower is a fierce and powerful fortification, the cruciform church, now a Church of Ireland, a lovely warm space that brought me home to my own childhood experience of the Episcopal faith. It's really worth a visit... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was nice to show the kids..love old churches and history of Ireland was beautiful inside still in use so old and new relics was a walk from the town as its over the bridge from Killaloe...took some nice images

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Worth a quick visit. I wouldn't drive 50 miles to see it, but if you are in the area call in. It is a functioning Anglican church dating back centuries, overlooking the river Shannon. I met briefly with the man who does the tours and he appeared very knowledgeable.

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This building is so worth visiting if your are in the area. We had a very interesting tour given by a gentleman of 86 years. He is passionate about the cathedral building, the organ and the bells. We climbed the bell tower, saw and rang the bells and were lucky enough to continue on to the top of the tower... More

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Munich, Germany
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25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It's an interesting Cathedral, but most of all due to the graveyard with lots of old graves and celtic crosses. Other than that there's not that much to offer, but if you happen to be in the area, it doesn't hurt to stop here and have a look!

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Brandon, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Like many Churches in Ireland - the history of these magnificent old buildings stand the test of time.The old world beauty makes you want to enjoy and savour it's beauty in silence and reverence.

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Very interesting historical cathedral. A lot of personal / tragic family history on the memorial brasses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Old cathedral right in the middle of Killaloe. Nice to have a walk around especially the adjoining graveyard.

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22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This feels like an empty space until you really look at the architecture and you realise that this allows you to see more of the building. It is is continuous use for about 800 years which is awe inspiring

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