St Marys Cathedral
St Marys Cathedral
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Jack Wilmith
Dublin, Ireland111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Interesting to see an open roof trusses, without the usual Gothic starry vaults to be seen on the Continent. The blueish tint to the Kilkenny limestone gives this cathedral an unprecedented atmosphere. A cathedral true to the Gothic genius loci splendour.
Written June 17, 2021
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,989 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This cathedral in Kilkenny is very impressive, inside and out. The stained glass windows are particularly nice.
Written August 20, 2020
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ElizethCrowe
Belem, PA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We found this church a lovely place to come and pray, inside the lighting was very well done.

The organ music made it feel even more of a spiritual home
Written December 21, 2019
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Agreene4
133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
While exploring Kilkenny you can’t help but notice this huge church from a distance. As you approach it’s presences is enormous and right near an all boys school. You can go inside to check it out for free. It’s stunning! It’s huge and high ceilings. You can walk around and see all the details of the building. Definitely worth checking out!
Written October 15, 2019
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roadgolfer
Houston, TX99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Kilkenny is beautiful overall. Take a couple of hours and just walk around. There is another historic building just around every corner. Don't miss going inside of St. Mary's Cathedral and having a look. You have access to just about everything in the church, all the way up to the altar. I was able to take some fantastic photos. Really enjoyed the visit.
Written September 3, 2019
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yamfan
Hartlepool, UK104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
As this cathedral isn't very old we hadn't visited it on previous visits to Kilkenny - hadn't been too interested, but glad we made the effort on our recent trip. The mosiacs and stained glass are absolutely stunning - a must see and hidden treasure
Written June 20, 2019
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Derinda S
82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Beautiful Historic Design, we stopped in for a concert. It was a high school band from Washington State.
Written April 1, 2019
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Vincent D
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
St. Mary's Cathedral is a 19th cent. edifice in a different part of town. It is absolutely vital that these two attractions are separated out
Written June 13, 2017
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Vincent D
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,222 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Unless the photograph is correct people a liable to review the wrong attraction. St. Mary's Church on St. Mary's Lane was built in the 13th century, whereas St. Mary's Cathedral on James' Street is a 19th century structure built heroically during the period of the great famine 1843-1857. it is built on the plan of Glouccester Cathedral in England.
Written December 29, 2016
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
When leaving Caisleán Chill Chainnigh (the Irish language for Kilkenny Castle) I spied gothic spires soaring in the distance, luring me to learn which cathedral lay beneath. The imposing height made it look closer, but it was a 15-minute walk—well worth the time. Unfortunately upon arriving, a worship service was about to commence, so my excursion was only of the vestibule (no photographs) and surrounding manicured grounds, a peaceful respite. Subsequent research revealed that Saint Mary’s was designed by William Deane Butler, and construction began in 1843 and was completed 14 year later. The cathedral is constructed with locally cut limestone in a cruciform floor plan in Early English Gothic architectural style, believed to have been based on England’s Gloucester Cathedral. Situated on Kilkenny’s highest point, it is a significant local landmark—and the reason it appears close to Kilkenny Castle.
Written August 31, 2014
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