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One of the most beautiful churches we have seen in Ireland

Holy Cross Church is a rare gem in Ireland. It was built in the 1800s but looks fresh and... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Imelda49
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Colorado
Stained glass & ornate woodwork

The Holy Cross Catholic Church is near the centre of the town of Kenmare. There is a lovely large... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Pamela F
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Powell River, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to seeing the inside of the church and the cherub ceiling. Although there was construction going on in the back of the Church we thought we could tour. We went there twice and it was not open either time. There...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Holy Cross Church is a rare gem in Ireland. It was built in the 1800s but looks fresh and well-kept. The interior has not been gutted to make it modern which is what sets this church apart from so many others in the country. The...More

Thank Imelda49
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Holy Cross Catholic Church is near the centre of the town of Kenmare. There is a lovely large stained glass window at the front of the church and ornate woodwork on its ceiling. Look for the large wooden angels on the ceiling, apparently carved...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We generally don't bother with religious sites but actually enjoyed walking through this church. During the potato famine the nuns taught girls how to make lace so that they could earn some money. Examples are on view at the lace museum next to the tourist...More

Thank sidewalk1234
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Architecturally attractive church both internally and externally. Still very much in use centre of Town location.

Thank johnoQ8865KW
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This church sits beautifully at the top of the town, situated right off the central town square. Not much to see, but its worth a five minute stroll on the way to or from dinner.

Thank JerrySF63
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My husband is really fond of churches, so when seeing one he must enter. Here I accompanied him and it was worthwhile. Sometimes we all need some time off from this hectic world, this is the ideal retreat. I also burned a candle for the...More

Thank LilyLighthouse
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We definitely didn't plan to go to the church, but had a few extra minutes before our tour began. We walked through the front doors and found that Mass was being said and the Priest was about to give Communion, so we didn't really go...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Nice to walk around the village square, have some fresh homemade soup, shop a little, then, walk into a beautiful church where serenity reigns.

Thank valerie115
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I went to the holy cross church to light candles for my mum and dad,My mum and dad both came from kenmare,They both sadly past away last year with in ten weeks of one another.

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