We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

St. John the Evangelist Church

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: The Stream Upr. John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0

With so many stunning churches to visit in Kilkenny you might as well visit St. John. It's free to get in and the architecture is excellent.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida

Similar Things to Do in Kilkenny

Add Photo Write a Review

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 30: English reviews
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
269 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With so many stunning churches to visit in Kilkenny you might as well visit St. John. It's free to get in and the architecture is excellent.

Thank TBLJTiki
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Stunning church with gorgeous architecture and stunning design. Huge ceilings and purely peaceful, captivating beauty! Would recommend stopping and seeing this is in Kilkenny.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

We arrived there by chance and it is quite lovely. It's not the most striking but it's still quire worth a visit. It's free of charge.

Thank portuguesas
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We visit this church by mistake, because we thought it was the cathedral. Anyway, we went inside and took a look and it is an average church, nothing exciting. It is not ugly, and maybe it worth the time to visit.

Thank Victor Z
Macomb, Michigan
Level Contributor
220 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Right outside downtown Kilkenny it's a beautiful cathedral with gorgeous stained glass on the inside. Although it's not very large, it's always open for people to go in and have a look. Definitely worth stopping in to if you're in town.

Thank Taylor C
Traverse City, Michigan
Level Contributor
85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

A bit of a walk but a very beautiful one. Came upon this by accident but what great views and even a black cat to go with the grave yard that surrounds the church!

Thank Debbie812
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a fantastic find. I was fortunate enough to attend the Kilkenny Choir perform 'Sacred music from Paris' supported by the Kilkenny youth choir. A polished professional performance given by all, testament to the talents of founder and conductor Phil Edmondson. If you see a concert advertised make sure you book it. I can't recommend them enough. .

8 Thank Katherine L
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

Had occasion to attend Mass here and was very impressed with the architecture and inside of this building

Thank jpm_comiskey
Level Contributor
633 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

As with a lot of Anglican churches, we went by to visit this church and found it to be locked up. Sadly this is common among Anglican churches in a lot of places we visit..

Thank French S
Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

A definite must on your visit to Kilkenny. This church yard has lots of easily read to stones that go back forever. Just don't visit too late in the afternoon as they lock the grounds by 6:00 and on a dark and stormy evening it can be exciting..

Thank Yolanda P

Travelers who viewed St. John the Evangelist Church also viewed

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Been to St. John the Evangelist Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St. John the Evangelist Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?