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St. Mary's Church of Ireland

Saint Mary's Church East Avenue Road Kenmare Place, Killarney V93 CD00, Ireland
+353 64 663 1832
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Wonderful Concert - Beautiful Church

We enjoyed a beautiful concert performed by a community singing group from the San Diego area while... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christine M
Beautiful Church

This church is probably less visited than the cathedral in town but it is beautiful in its own... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Church was built in 1870s on the site of former churches. It is thought to be the ancient site of the early churches from which the town gets its name "Church of the Sloes" in Irish is Cill Airne (Killarney). This church is noted for its matching set of vibrant stained glass windows, its organ (the church's acoustic is fabulous) and its decoration. It is situated between the Hotel sector and the main shopping area. Many visitors pop in to see the beautiful interior, to pray and light a candle, or for our free concerts which take place in the summer season. The concert programme features visiting choirs and orchestras from around the world. These concerts are free; we invite donations after the concert for our Restoration Appeal. Occasionally there is a ticketed concert (available on the door) to raise money for other causes. All concerts are advertised on the notice board (and our Facebook page) and all start at 8pm. We are especially proud to host each year the Spraoi Chiarrai concerts that feature local young Irish musicians who are being given their first taste of public performance. They play traditional Irish music on traditional instruments. The local Schools of music and dance also have concerts; it can be quite never wracking for these young people as it is their first time in public. This is the Church of Ireland building (not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Cathedral also called St Mary's on the other side of town).
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Saint Mary's Church East Avenue Road Kenmare Place, Killarney V93 CD00, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a beautiful concert performed by a community singing group from the San Diego area while we were in Killarney. The church is quite the perfect setting for a concert and we loved how warm and welcoming the Priest was when he spoke. The...More

Thank Christine M
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your compliment; we try to make sure everyone feels welcomed. We've just installed new automated lighting; we normally have the main lights on during the concert so as not to disadvantage people who wish to follow the programme guide or those who...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is probably less visited than the cathedral in town but it is beautiful in its own right as well as very quiet and peaceful. Definitely stop in if you are walking by!More

Thank Rachel L
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We haven't compared notes but, you'd have to take into account that not only is our church right next to the hotels, but it is often mistaken to be the Roman Catholic Church (aka the Cathedral). Everyone is welcome to stop in and have some...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We had the chance to listen to a very interesting concert / talk about the Irish harp and the classical harp. The content was very interesting and it made for a very special evening.More

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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and our concert. Marina Cassidy is an exceptional artist with an amazing singing voice and great skill as a harper. We regularly invite her back. So if you're reading this review then go to our Facebook page for the upcoming...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Absolutely beautiful inside and extremely peaceful. You can't help but feel calm when inside. Definitely worth a visit.More

Thank Meghan1010
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the sense of calm, peace and tranquility people feel when they come into our church. We like to think it's due to the great love we feel for our visitors and the centuries of prayer that have been...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Directly across the street from our Killarney Plaza Hotel, and it being just past mid-afternoon, St. Mary's commands a prominent 3-corner location. This was our visit upon checking into our room and receiving our bags from the bell staff. St. Mary's, not to be confused...More

Thank Gus H
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you. As you say "a prominent location". This is the parish church of the Church of Ireland here in Killarney. The church is built on the ancient spiritual site in the heart of the community. An "anchor" location indeed; that reminds me of the...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had the good fortune to be there for a free concert. A lovely church with unusual painted walls and caligraphy.More

Thank Martin238
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

We welcome all visitors to our fund-raising concerts. Our concert season is picking up; during June we have 15 concerts scheduled. The calligraphy or sacred texts written around the edges of the walls are fine examples of the "Protestant" trend for decoration. It was a...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We just happened to go in and were pleasantly surprised. Quite a pretty church. I though the organ was really nicely placed and painted - fit the church well. I am glad we walked in to it. I chuckled at the amiable woman!

Thank Jennifer9398
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Great to know you got more than you expected. It's not often a visitor sees that memorial inscription and spots the typographical error of the stone mason. For those who haven't seen it the inscription reads "aimable" when it means "amiable"!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive church both inside and outside and the architecture and the glass work is excellent to see. It is easy to get to in town and open to all for viewing and you don't have to be religious to enjoy this church...More

Thank KweqSmanit
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are always delighted with the response our church evokes in the visitor. We think it is a spiritual experience; the enjoyment of the beauty of our church and of the picturesque landscape.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is the Protestant St. Mary's in Killarney but the architecture is just as beautiful and well worth a visit even if you're not particularly religious.More

Thank Lisa D
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Yes, there are two St Mary's in town. Our Church is on the ancient spiritual site in what is now the centre of the town. Previous churches on this site—prior to the Reformation—date back into the earliest Christian times. When...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

A somewhat simple church in Killarney Ireland, but really nice. Not far from the more famous St. Mary's Cathedral.More

Thank JimmyJackk
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Rector-of-Killarney, Manager at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your comments. In comparison with the wider context, St Mary's Church is really quite ornate for a Church of Ireland Church, with its full set of stained glass windows and the stylish decoration of the walls. Whereas, St Mary's Cathedral is really...More

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