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St. Flannan's Cathedral

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Address: Limerick Road, Killaloe, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-61-76687

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Amazing history and breathtaking aura

Visited this cathedral twice. Once on a school tour and the other for a ceremony. Both were fantastic experiences and the history of the cathedral is amazing. Recommend to go on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bennyboyb1999
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Salou, Spain
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Salou, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this cathedral twice. Once on a school tour and the other for a ceremony. Both were fantastic experiences and the history of the cathedral is amazing. Recommend to go on a guided tour as part of a Killlalor/ Ballina Day trip.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Ireland's oldest and most venerated Cathedrals and holy sites, just a short throw of a spear from Kincora, home of Brian Boru. I was privileged to attend a wedding here rather than just visit as a tourist so it was great to see it in real use. IT not Notre Dame but ther's just as much... More 

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Thank Michael B
La Oliva, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few intact mediaeval cathedrals in Ireland, now Anglican church of Ireland. Unlike man of their other places of worship this one is freely accessible to tourists and to those who wish to pray without the payment of an admission fee. It really is a most beautiful and atmospheric place. Don't miss the Romanesque door at the west... More 

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Thank Island-Seeker0
County Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most interesting cathedrals in a lovely town. Very well worth a visit. The unique glass and stone work is an experience.

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Thank 261caroline
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was on this site that the High King of Ireland, Brian Boru entertained his royal visitors between 1002 and 1014. Great to see this on the top of the hill in Killaloe.

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Thank Houlihan2
Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

A spectacular cathedral on an amazing site overlooking Lough Derg. A must visit for historians and often there are concerts held in this wonderful setting

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Visited the village and after reading the travel book, decided to visit. It was definately worth the effort. The outside of the Cathedral is quite plain, and from the pamphlet it is built in the shape of a cross. In the south transept there are some amazing historical exhibits - the romansque doorway, the ogham stone, the carved Celtic Cross... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Although not attending a service - we were fortunate to attend a concert - the acoustics and ambience in this Cathedral at this event was something very special

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

St. Flannan's dates back to 1225, it has a vibe and atmosphere that are unique. I loved the feel of the place, it is like walking back in time. I would highly recommend a visit to anybody that is seeking to grasp an understanding of old Ireland.

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County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

St. Flannan's Cathedral is a MUST if you're in Ballina / Killaloe. The building contains a number of features - but my favourite has to be the Ogham Stone, which is incredibly unique - having both Viking runes and ancient Irish Ogham script carved on it . . . . the rest of the building is similarly fascinating, photogenic, historical,... More 

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