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This imposing Catholic church is the city's best known architectural landmark.
Saint Mary's Church Cathedral Place, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

The 1970s have a lot to answer for, and the desecration of Pugin's interior to 1970s ecclesiastical fashion is right up there. A bare travesty of a Pugin church, only the lofty arches, some of the stained glass, and the tesserae on a couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

The cathedral is absolutely stunning inside and out though it seems that they are trying to do some renovations inside. The cathedral has quite a bit of land around it and is a short walk from the Killarney House Gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney is a beautiful cathedral from the 1800s. We stepped inside to look at the stained glass, and light a candle and say a prayer at the altar.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

From the outside this is indeed a very fine example of Pugin's work in Ireland. But Pugin's work inside has been destroyed. It is no exaggeration to say that this wonderful building has been vandalized. So many Irish Catholic cathedrals and churches have been destroyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

If you take a walking tour from the tourist office, you may be fortunate enough to get a personal guided look at this church.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Begun about 1842, but not completed until 1855, due to the crisis created by the potato famine, St. Mary's Cathedral was designed by noted British architect A.W.N. Pugin, and like most of his designs, was inspired by genuine medieval Gothic structures, rather than by fanciful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Large cathedral with plenty of parking and conveniences, surprised it was not as old as if looked, enter quietly as services are usually taking place. Lovely Windows to this cathedral to be admired.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Just attended a wedding there last week An amazing building Beautifull preserved warm and inviting Superb interior well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This was a highlight of our trip. There was actually a wedding happening when we went it. It is a remarkable place, peaceful and old. The architecture was simply stunning.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

If you have an hour to spare a must, such a well maintained cathedral about 2 minutes walk from the town centre.

Date of experience: September 2018
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