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St Marys Cathedral

Saint Mary's Cathedral James's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 1253
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“mosaic work” (3 reviews)
“chapter house” (3 reviews)
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Saint Mary's Cathedral James's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 772 1253
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"mosaic work"
in 3 reviews
"chapter house"
in 3 reviews
"italian marble"
in 2 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 2 reviews
"great architecture"
in 3 reviews
"old church"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"black abbey"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 2 reviews
"visiting kilkenny"
in 3 reviews
"mass"
in 7 reviews
"beauty"
in 7 reviews
"edifice"
in 2 reviews
"donation"
in 3 reviews
"gothic"
in 4 reviews
"awe"
in 3 reviews
"ireland"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nicely redone Cathedral off the Medieval Mile. No cost, but your time. Worth the short walk to take in the site. Don't need much more than about 15-20 minutes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

didn't have much time to investigate why in some descriptions it is under st johns evangelist church but the church has amazing altar

Thank Adriana K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed coming here and checking out the atmosphere and overall feeling of the cathedral and looking at the architecture here. It is a good site no matter if you are religious or not and as well it is easy to walk to from the...More

Thank KweqSmanit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is only a block or so off the main thoroughfare of Kilkenny and situated on a hill. The outside area is quiet, providing a nice respite from the city sounds. The inside is spectacular. The nave and transepts are gray stone, with little...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Another stunning must see in Kilkenny. The chapter house here has been completely restored with a super cafe in the basement with lift fitted for easy access from the carpark level. Public toilets here too.

Thank Kieran W
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and very ornate church undergoing renovations. Lovely for a moment of prayer and reflection.

Thank duv_9
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Although the photograph on trip advisor is of the nearby St. Mary's Church, the Catholic Cathedral is indeed much larger, and there is a fine Organ in the Gallery, and the Altar is adorned in Black Kilkenny Marble. The Stained glass windows are a highlight...More

Thank robboWicklow
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I visited this updated and modernized museum today and took a guided tour. It doesn’t look like there’s much to see (you could probably stroll the entire thing 15 minutes) but the guided tour with Pat was incredible! Before the tour, I walked around for...More

Thank Kaleigh F
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

this is worth visiting a very convenient location and very nicely kept we enjoyed an hour here with the family

Thank helengoodsmith
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Nice Cathedral near the center of town. No cost to enter. Really great architecture and the inside was really beautiful.

Thank JimmyJackk
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