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A beautiful Cathedral not to be missed.

The village of Killaloe and across the River Shannon lies the village Ballina which are not very... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
Sense of History

Found it very quiet and relaxing as we were the only visitors in the Cathederal at the time we... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
Pat O
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

The village of Killaloe and across the River Shannon lies the village Ballina which are not very large yet this Cathedral should be seen if in the area. The original structure was built in the 13th century and of course has been reconstructed over the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

Found it very quiet and relaxing as we were the only visitors in the Cathederal at the time we visited. A plaque on the wall commemorated a local doctor who worked himself to death 170 years ago, during the famine trying to save the sick....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pat O
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Very intersting old church to visit. Shouldn't be missed if around. Some interesting old artefacts there

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Interesting history of having moved the Cill Da Lua from the island in the river to the top of the hill.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jimmie G
Reviewed July 29, 2018

With error from navigation, we visited the wrong church first. It was beautiful too. But after walking down the road we found the real St. Flannan's Cathedral. Truly beautiful!!! Definitely worth the stop!!!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Heather K
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Very simple, atmospheric church with very interesting plaques. We also enjoyed a walk around the graveyard. The Cathedral is well worth a visit and visitors should support the lovely building.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Very unexpected to come in out of the blazing sun into the lovely interior space with the rose window dividing it from the body of the church. There is a font, a high cross and a doorway all worth looking at and all well explained.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank niamhsfriend
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited St Flannan’s during Killaloe festival, some very historic items in the cathedral itself, Romanesque door, Ogram stone, highlight was the bell tower with its beautiful views of the surrounding area on a lovely summer day and the ringing of the bells was wonderful, apologies...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank globet
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Had lunch at Flanagan's then took a trip on the lough aboard the Spirit of Killaloe. There was an on board commentary pointing out sites. Of interest. The trip was 1 hour and €12.50 per senior. Great weather meant a seat on top was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank honesttoon
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Well worth a visit, this is a beautiful, peaceful and spiritual space that is very old and historically important. Step out of the busy street and imagine the generations of people who have prayed here.

Date of experience: June 2018
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September 10, 2017|
Response from doctoryes |
Thank you for contacting me-- but I really don't know about services there. We just looked around the grounds and enjoyed the setting.