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Address: Saint Francis' Capuchin Friary Friary Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 56 772 1439

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An oasis of calm and spirituality

As the title says, the friary is an absolute oasis of calm, peacefulness and spirituality in the city of Kilkenny. While the architecture or building design is not of note, the... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

As the title says, the friary is an absolute oasis of calm, peacefulness and spirituality in the city of Kilkenny. While the architecture or building design is not of note, the interior design and amount of light that great windows let through, combine to create the atmosphere. If you want 15 minutes solitude away from the hustle and bustle, visit... More 

Thank Dromadamusic
Berlin, Deutschland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I went there twice: Once during a visit in September, which gave us a good resting place away from the bustle of High Street. The second time was Christmas Day for the church service in Irish. That was obviously quite an experience. Not the whole service was in Irish, but most of it. It is not only fascinating to experience... More 

Thank AKaD1981
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Capuchin Friary in an oasis of peace and tranquility in Kilkenny city centre. It's a beautiful church to visit .

Thank bernadette r
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The times I have spent here in Prayer and silence means so much to me in my life, I know faith is a personal choice so I Love my time in peaceful prayer

Thank JohnnyGCastlecomer
Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Inside this Church is incredibly beautiful, with little side Chapels you can go in to pray, light your candles & visit Beautiful Statues, my Favourits are The Sacred Heart, up on the main Altar & St Padre Pio's which is located inside the church, in a partitioned off area, if you desire peace & quiet, while you pray & reflect.... More 

1 Thank carolann r
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a great church to visit in the centre of Kilkenny. There are daily masses also. There are beautiful statues and paintings.

Thank Eva P
Kilkenny, Ireland
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Beautiful peaceful church right in the heart of the city. Daily mass and also reconciliation available.

Thank Paddy G
Kilkenny, Ireland
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

A lovely church to pop in to for some quiet time right in the middle of town. Well maintained. Tranquil place for reflection. Nice little shop attached for Mass cards, rosary beads etc

2 Thank CarolynL0000
Thomastown, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

A beautifully maintained church, ideal for a quiet spell away from the hustle of Kilkenny. About 30 yrds away from the High Street up Friary Street. Nobody bothers you and no shop to go through, well worth a visit striking statues around the alter.

1 Thank Alantheblowin
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

You could visit this building to see the fabric and history, and what a wonderful building with plenty of history it is. However, as with most Irish Churches they are best experienced during times of worship. The church has a small adoration chapel, this is a wonderful place for prayer and reflection. Mass is celebrated daily. With Sunday mass at... More 

1 Thank Leslie Patrick S

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