Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses

Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses

Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses

Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
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TomSean
County Cork, Ireland22 contributions
Ancient crosses
Jun 2021 • Family
See - and touch - a 12th C piece of Irish history in the fabulous cross at the centre.
The old cathedral is very accessible for able bodied people but it requires some steps.
The area is nicely conserved with a glass ceiling.
It can be seen in 30 mins.
Written 16 July 2021
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KalamataOliver
Northumberland, UK95 contributions
Interesting ecclesiastical site at gateway to the Burren
Feb 2019
We stumbled across the remains of Kilfenora Cathedral almost accidentally - the town is designated as the gateway to the Burren but the Burren Information Centre was closed in February, so we decided to visit the Cathedral. It dates back to the 12th century, and feels more like a town church, but is well worth a visit, if not just to view the magnificent Celtic Crosses.
Written 30 January 2020
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Barbie1943
Bristol, UK9 contributions
Celtic Crosses.
Jun 2019
If you are interested in Celtic crosses, then this is one of the best places to go to see them. You can get up close to each cross to admire the wonderful, intricate carving. Some places only have one cross - this has more! We loved it and spent a long time both looking and taking photos.
Written 13 October 2019
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SouthernCharm_11
Exeter, NH43 contributions
History kept alive
Sep 2019
In looking for the graves of family members, we came across the cathedral with the crosses which were well preserved. We viewed most of the headstones/crosses as we looked to see if we could find family graves but the cathedral and crosses were a amazing "distraction". Again the history of Ireland and nation domination come into play but also a country's faith comes to light in these buildings which are all over Ireland.
Written 26 September 2019
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Adrian G
Bucharest, Romania591 contributions
800 year old high crosses
Aug 2019 • Couples
Quite impressive to be able to see crosses which are 800 years old in such a good shape. On the main cross the bishop can be seen very clear. The high crosses are inside an old church which does not have the original roof anymore and for preservation purposes they built a glass roof.
Written 25 August 2019
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John N
Scituate, MA208 contributions
While staying at Vaughan's. This Cathedral was next to...
Jun 2019 • Family
The location is very well maintained. The history of it and the crosses were on placards mounted around the site. It was a wonderful experience.
Written 14 July 2019
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jammerspot
Minnesota1,095 contributions
Spectacular Historical Site
Jul 2019 • Couples
In a small town and a hidden gem is located on a side street. The ruins of a church wall are standing. There are several 12th century crosses.The church was unable to survive after the Great Potato Famine.
Written 10 July 2019
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LightFighter
Lafayette, CA1,983 contributions
Worth a quick stop
May 2018 • Couples
The Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses were included as a quick stop on our Cliffs of Moher tour. The crosses are stunning and worth a quick top if you are in the area!
Written 14 February 2019
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Singingdove
Golden, CO286 contributions
Cool crosses
May 2018
This was a little hard to find as the GPS had us turn off but it wasn't obvious where we were actually going so we stopped at a store and asked. I guess I was picturing these out in a field. They are actually in an old church that has no roof but they've constructed a shelter for these to keep them out of the elements. Each one had a sign by it tell more about it. Very cool.
Written 31 July 2018
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Andrew K
Cardiff, UK352 contributions
Excellent and moving
Jul 2018 • Couples
Lilfenora is today a sleepy little town, however this small ruined church was once a cathedral! Make sure you visit not only the church but the West Cross a few yards away. Well conserved by Ministry of Public Works.
Written 2 July 2018
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