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Address: Limerick Road, Killaloe, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-61-76687
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St. Flannan's dates back to 1225, it has a vibe and atmosphere that are unique. I loved the feel of the place, it is like walking back in time. I would highly recommend a visit to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gwen F
Limerick, Ireland
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English first
Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Flannan's dates back to 1225, it has a vibe and atmosphere that are unique. I loved the feel of the place, it is like walking back in time. I would highly recommend a visit to anybody that is seeking to grasp an understanding of old Ireland.

Thank Gwen F
County Meath, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

St. Flannan's Cathedral is a MUST if you're in Ballina / Killaloe. The building contains a number of features - but my favourite has to be the Ogham Stone, which is incredibly unique - having both Viking runes and ancient Irish Ogham script carved on it . . . . the rest of the building is similarly fascinating, photogenic, historical,... More 

Thank Kevin G
Limerick, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

When there is a concert on here, don't miss it. The seats may be hard, but you won't even notice it....Took 10 friends here and all delighted.

Thank Bridie N
Limerick, Ireland
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83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a great place to visit - just so interesting - I was there as part of a group and got the history - try and get a tour and hear the bells ring - also organ playing -definitely will be looking out for some events here over the Winter - the acoustics would be fantastic

Thank Anne F
Limerick, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

beautiful, historic cathedral steeped in history.... that you feel hits you as you enter the building. Gorgeous

Thank els s
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83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited on a Friday afternoon and found the Cathedral closed. This was disappointing as there was little to see in the grounds. However, we continued our walk up the town and visited St Flannan's Catholic Church. In the grounds are the ruins of St. Lua's oratory, built between 1000 and 1150. This was moved from Friar's island to the... More 

Thank DublindesDublin
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A peaceful travel back in time. History explained and in such a relaxed atmosphere. Set on the Banks of loch Derg in the town of Killaloe the Cathedral is a real jewel.

Thank Dunc995
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice old church, not very big, centrally located in the town near the river, parking can be an issue in this area. Really old church beside it too which is worth a walk around

Thank Amcd_IRL
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I found the church itself fairly average. But there are several quite remarkable artefacts to see, which make a visit well worthwhile. The Ogham Stone is apparently the only example known to bear inscriptions both in runic and ogham script. There is also a 12th century celtic high cross and a 13th century font. Finally there is also a romanesque... More 

Thank TammoSchwarz
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had a nice time visiting the cathedral and grounds. The cathedral is in the lovely quiet town of Killaloe. Great place to simply enjoy.

Thank Steven L

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