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Saint Mary's Cathedral James's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were actually going to the cafe, which was amazing and would strongly recommend! The cathedral itself was very ordinary and nothing to special.

Thank mikejhager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a surprise that the photos that aren't of St Mary's haven't been taken down, the principal photo and those of the ruins. The cathedral isn't one of the largest but certainly the alter is one of the most beautiful. The mosaic work and stained...More

Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a cathedral nut you will enjoy a short visit here. Beautiful mosaics, nice stone work. It's not Italian or French so set your expectations accordingly, if you do you will not be disappointed.

Thank Malone2
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Lots of restoration and a lot to go, but what has been preserved is impressive. The windows and mosaics are quite nice. Pleasant place to wander for 1/2 hour

Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The vathedral was an unexpectant find whilst walking. Well preserved and free to enter. The stained glass windows are stunning.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Unless you go fancy for neogothic style it might not be worth a visit: the mosaics on the ceiling are beautiful!

Thank erwin670
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We got confused at first and thought this was the Abbey, but once we went inside, we were really appreciative of the impressive architecture of this magnificent cathedral. Parking around the place is a mess though. Free.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Gowran village hosts the ruins of St Mary's Cathederal, dating back to medieval times. What remains of the Cathederal has been very well preserved and presented. Inside the remaining undamaged building are many ancient artefacts, which if you are fortunate enough to have local historian...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a lovely place to visit during the day. It's very peaceful and a place for quiet reflection.

Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here walking around Kilkenny late in the evening. While taking photos a priest came out and invited us to come in despite it being closed. He answered questions, turned on the lights, and let us wander and take photos. He even insisted that...More

Thank Andrew J
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