Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses

Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses

Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
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Bernie S
Belfast, UK775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We visited Kilfenora on a hot sunny day. The cathedral is in the village centre with parking adjacent. The ruin is extensive with several ancient stone crosses including the Doorty cross. Plenty of information on the signs on the site. Worth a visit.
Written May 28, 2022
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Fáinleog
GUERNSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS6,736 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Tucked away in a lane near the Burren Centre, Kilfenora Cathedral and the High Crosses are worth seeking out.

The Cathedral has some fine carvings within its walls, and the High Crosses, which are now housed inside the building under a protective glass roof are some of the finest in the country. Don't miss the High Cross which lies in a field beyond the walls of the graveyard. Look for the arched gateway; the field is a short walk down the lane.

Whilst in Kilfenora, do pay a visit to the Burren Centre next door, where you can learn all about the history, flora and fauna of this fascinating region. There is also a small gift shop and tea room at the Centre.
Written April 26, 2008
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kimpete8
winnipeg263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to Kilfenora with the express purpose of seeing the high crosses. We entered the cathedral grounds with a map showing the location of the crosses, and were quite confused when we couldn't find them. Kim eventaully found them where they have been moved to a wing of the cathedral that has been semi-enclosed with a glass roof to preserve them from the elements. From the usual entrance near the visitor centre, one must go all the way around the church and through a couple of doorways to find them. The crosses are excellent, and the place also has a couple of other interesting items, including two very crude grave effigies dating back several hundred years. Well worth a visit.
Written July 15, 2006
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KalamataOliver
Northumberland, UK110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We stumbled across the remains of Kilfenora Cathedral almost accidentally - the town is designated as the gateway to the Burren but the Burren Information Centre was closed in February, so we decided to visit the Cathedral. It dates back to the 12th century, and feels more like a town church, but is well worth a visit, if not just to view the magnificent Celtic Crosses.
Written January 30, 2020
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SouthernCharm_11
Exeter, NH42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
In looking for the graves of family members, we came across the cathedral with the crosses which were well preserved. We viewed most of the headstones/crosses as we looked to see if we could find family graves but the cathedral and crosses were a amazing "distraction". Again the history of Ireland and nation domination come into play but also a country's faith comes to light in these buildings which are all over Ireland.
Written September 26, 2019
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John N
Scituate, MA198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The location is very well maintained. The history of it and the crosses were on placards mounted around the site. It was a wonderful experience.
Written July 14, 2019
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Barbie1943
Bristol, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
If you are interested in Celtic crosses, then this is one of the best places to go to see them. You can get up close to each cross to admire the wonderful, intricate carving. Some places only have one cross - this has more! We loved it and spent a long time both looking and taking photos.
Written October 13, 2019
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jammerspot
Minnesota1,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
In a small town and a hidden gem is located on a side street. The ruins of a church wall are standing. There are several 12th century crosses.The church was unable to survive after the Great Potato Famine.
Written July 10, 2019
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dunadan
Lynnwood, WA2,420 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
The church and high crosses at Kilfenora were another in a long line of amazing stops on our north-to-south tour across the Burren by auto. The high crosses are the highlight, and the local preservation board has partially enclosed the ruined cathedral in plexiglass to protect the ancient crosses from further erosion. There is plenty to explore in the graveyard surrounding the church and ruins, including plenty of other great Celtic crosses, my favorite. Before you leave, don't forget to leave the churchyard through the west gate and walk down the lane into the adjacent field to check out the other high cross, which reportedly marked the western boundary of the ancient site.
Written October 8, 2015
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Diegoaps
Lecco, Italy86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
The old cathedral is beautiful and the cross is too. There is a roof made of glass to protect a cross. There is another Cross outside really good for pictures when the sun is going down. The cimitery is so old and beautiful!
Written June 25, 2014
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