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Church of Saints Peter & Paul

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Beautiful Cathedral

I enjoyed a quick visit to this lovely cathedral after visiting Athlone Castle which is right... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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one of the nicest churches i've ever been in and i've been in hundreds, this one is so pretty and quiet for private pray

this church is a must be you religious or not the build is a gem, its situated right on the Shannon... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Michael M
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a quick visit to this lovely cathedral after visiting Athlone Castle which is right across the road. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon so the stained glass windows, of which there are many, were lit up beautifully. Huge imposing marble columns line the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed September 24, 2018

this church is a must be you religious or not the build is a gem, its situated right on the Shannon on the lovely bridge of Athlone.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 19, 2018

These windows are remarkable for their detail, their beauty, their colour. Every time I drive through Athlone, i drop in for a visual feast. They were not designed by Harry himself, but he would thoroughly approve.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed April 22, 2018

This church looks large from the outside, but it is massive when you see the interior. It is a basilica in form with a combination of Romanesque and Classical architectural features. It's beauty is in its simplicity. It is grand enough to be a house...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Imelda49
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We found the Church of Saints Peter and Paul to be beautiful and peaceful. This is definitely a place to come find some quiet in your soul.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank sadams270
Reviewed March 3, 2018

One to visit when you are in Athlone. A warm friendly atmosphere in the middle of Athlone, a feeling one would not normally get in a church. Take time to drop in on your next visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Seán H
Reviewed February 26, 2018

This church is known as the SS (steamship or saints) Peter and Paul. Possibly because it looks like a paddle steamer on the river. The architectural modelling of the church is very interesting, and it is beautifully lit up at night. Internally there are leaded...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The six Harry Clarke stained glass windows from his Dublin studio are probably the highlight of this church , of a rather dull building.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank R G
Reviewed November 3, 2017

This fine parish church is often mistaken for a cathedral and indeed in terms of its size and architecture it would certainly fit the bill as a cathedral but the cathedral for the diocese of Elphin is located in Sligo. The church was completed 80...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed October 21, 2017

I visited the church recently and found that the stain glass is stunning.It is only about two minutes from the main street in Athlone.It was free and is across the road from Athlone castle which is on the river .I think that you will find...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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