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Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses

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Address: Kilfenora, Ireland

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Historic and simple

Stopped here while visiting the nearby tourist center. It's a beautiful, simple church, with lovely stained glass. Several historic crosses in the graveyard.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Rye, New Hampshire
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Rye, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stopped here while visiting the nearby tourist center. It's a beautiful, simple church, with lovely stained glass. Several historic crosses in the graveyard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Easy to get to. Heart of Kilfenora, right beside the The Burren Visitor Centre. Some of the most intact Celtic crosses that I have come across in Ireland. Great stop for a break from the car. Take as little or as much time as you'd like.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Kilfenora is known as a "city of Crosses'. In the center of the village you can find a Cathedral's ruin (from the 12 th century) with Celtic Crosses it he the Cathedral and in the cementery.

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Thank Monika T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

What a good place to stop off. Right next to the Burden Visitor centre, where we had coffee and a lovely scone. We just managed to time it between coach tour stops which was lucky ! Tours seem to take priority as one couple were turned away as a coach was due to arrived. ( We escaped quickly) The crosses... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We thought this was wonderful to see. It's history that is immortalized because the church leaders didn't knock down the old one, but built the new now as pat of the exhisting. I'm not religous person , but this is impressive and I'm glad it was saved for future generations to see for themselves

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The cathedral ruins have been well preserved and are right next door to the Burren Center in Kilfenora. The area over the old high crosses has a roof covering it and there are placards explaining each cross. It is very informative and the crosses are fascinating. Well worth a visit - and it is free!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

In the quaint hamlet of Kilfenora, full of great music and tradition, sits the simple beauty of the Kilfenora Cathedral. Dedicated to St. Fachtna who founded the local monastery in the 6th Century, these ruins are evocative of the rough and raw history of the Burren. Not large as monastic monuments go but with a richness that matches the most... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Super site, well worth a visit. There have done a great job preserving this site and the information points are really informative. Well worth adding to your itinerary when in the Burren.

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is an amazing site, off the beaten track but well worth a visit if interested in history and high crosses. Great museum next door.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We tripped over the Cathedral when visiting the Burren Center. It is a beautiful preserved ruin of a church and graveyard. We loved the gravestone of Jack O'Dea (just as you enter the graveyard), as it has a photo of the smiling Mr. O'Dea, the quintessential Irishman.

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