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St. Flannan's Cathedral

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Address: Limerick Road, Killaloe, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-61-76687
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A surprising gem!

Well worth a visit inside. Even though it looked unopen from the outside it was actually open. Give it a try!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Mdmcd
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Clane, Ireland
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Clane, Ireland
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit inside. Even though it looked unopen from the outside it was actually open. Give it a try!

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Monroe, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a pretty, rather plain church. It does contain some interesting sites. We went to see the ogham stone. The old Irish writing is fascinating to us. There is an old cross and a beautiful window. The graveyard is rather overgrown and we did have difficultly finding an open door into the church.

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Killaloe, Ireland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The Cathedral has impressive front doors that lead into a stone-floored open area that is often made available for community events. Separating this area from the body of the church is a barrier of beautiful rosette glass panels seen in the photo above. It also boasts a restored organ and a resounding bell in the bell tower both of which... More 

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Thank Susanne M
Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had an evening meal. The food was really tasty and very well cooked. The staff were so friendly and welcoming really enjoyed this.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Graveyard a bit overgrown, however they are working on this. Cathedral itself was nice and had a old stone cross on display.

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Thank R4therbeonabeach
Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful church with amazing history and an ancient church on its grounds to visit in the centre and top of a typical Irish town

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Salou, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Visited this cathedral twice. Once on a school tour and the other for a ceremony. Both were fantastic experiences and the history of the cathedral is amazing. Recommend to go on a guided tour as part of a Killlalor/ Ballina Day trip.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is one of Ireland's oldest and most venerated Cathedrals and holy sites, just a short throw of a spear from Kincora, home of Brian Boru. I was privileged to attend a wedding here rather than just visit as a tourist so it was great to see it in real use. IT not Notre Dame but ther's just as much... More 

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Thank Michael B
La Oliva, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

One of the few intact mediaeval cathedrals in Ireland, now Anglican church of Ireland. Unlike man of their other places of worship this one is freely accessible to tourists and to those who wish to pray without the payment of an admission fee. It really is a most beautiful and atmospheric place. Don't miss the Romanesque door at the west... More 

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Thank Island-Seeker0
County Tipperary, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is one of the most interesting cathedrals in a lovely town. Very well worth a visit. The unique glass and stone work is an experience.

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