St. John the Evangelist Church

St. John the Evangelist Church, Kilkenny

St. John the Evangelist Church

St. John the Evangelist Church
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,969 contributions
Nice church, nice stained glass windows
Sep 2019
As Kilkenny was one of the last stops on our Ireland trip, we had already seen our fill of churches -- but this one looked very nice and the grounds with its green grass was very inviting, so we went in for a look. It was a very nice looking church with impressive high ceilings and stained glass windows. Worth a short stop if your in the vicinity.
Written 20 August 2020
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Margaret S
Milton, FL84 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2019
This church is very large and has beautiful stain glass windows. This is a church that is in use so check schedule before you go so you don't interrupt a service.
Written 4 October 2019
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permia
Ireland37,185 contributions
Fine early 20th century church
Sep 2019
Splendid in its spacious grounds, surrounded by trees and greenery, it has a marvellous façade. In the Neo-Gothic style, the central tower is bounded by ornamental spires on each side.

A grand nave with slender columns and arches leads to the light-filled altar. Ornate stone work backed by luminous stained glass windows is lovely to view.

The columns culminate in a patterned ceiling with white delineations filled with a rich burgundy-like colour.

Much impressive statuary is to be seen, including a fine portrayal of Jesus with raised outstretched arms. Ornate Stations of the Cross show the torturous trail to Golgotha.
Written 28 September 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia4,995 contributions
Impressive Parish Church
May 2019 • Couples
The church dates to 1903 and was completed in 1908. The plaque in the entry porch highlights an Australian connection in that the O'Loughlin family donated 40,000 pounds to 'found, build and furnish the church as a mark of their own faith and in gratitude to Martin O'Loughlin who died in Australia leaving them a large fortune which he made there.' It is an impressive building, but the façade is only 22.5m high, reduced from the planned 72m height of tower and spire due to, it is claimed, poor ground conditions, although lack of money is the likely treason. Its built in the Gothic Revival style , impressive features externally, but the true beauty of the building is within the walls. When you enter, the focus at the opposite end of the centre aisle is the sanctuary with the magnificent stained glass windows above and behind the high altar which is sculpted from Carrara marble and has a panel depicting the last Supper. There are other beautiful stained glass windows, the Tabernacle, the Baptismal Font and the organ dating to the early 1900's. A modern church for sure but with a connection to the past and its predecessor built in the famine years
Written 22 June 2019
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TravelingBill
Glendale, AZ465 contributions
Impressive altar area
May 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful church, particularly the altar area. Beautiful pews, great communion table, impressive twelve steps. Definitely worth the time to visit.
Written 7 May 2019
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Emily G
Dublin, Ireland138 contributions
Impressive church
Aug 2018 • Friends
The story behind the funding of this church is interesting. The grounds are sizable and the architecture is impressive. It is located across the road from the train station.
Written 10 August 2018
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KweqSmanit
Seattle, WA5,503 contributions
Impressive church
May 2018 • Friends
I enjoyed the feeling of the church and both the interior and exterior and the impressive architecture.

You don't have to be a religious person to appreciate coming here and as well the stained glass is impressive.
Written 11 May 2018
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Purpleknight1
Belfast, UK111 contributions
Worh a look!!
Aug 2017 • Solo
This church is off the beaten track, through town over the bridge and it opens up with large grounds around it.

If you like your history check it out!!
Written 29 August 2017
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Vincent D
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,222 contributions
Again somebody has uploaded the wrong photograph.
Jun 2017 • Couples
st Johns church is on teh Dublin Road opposite the railway station.
It was built in 1903- with the entire cost borne by the O'Loughlin family of Sandfords Court.
The site was presented by the 3rd Marquess of Ormonde.
The spire planned by architects William Hogan and William H. Byrne was never built.
Written 13 June 2017
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Linus
Breda, The Netherlands402 contributions
Great old church
Apr 2016 • Couples
This is one of many churches in Kilkenny. The architecture is something to see and a must see when in Kilkenny. It was quiet when we went pas at around 14:00.
Written 31 March 2017
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